Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labours spokesperson … Read more »

Labour’s Minimum Wage Proposal a Backward Step

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesperson Chris Leitch has attacked Labours proposals to increase the minimum wage labelling it a backward step for low and middle income earners. Read more »

Consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealands consumer law and will … Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

New ACC Executive appointments announced

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering today announced appointments to the ACC Executive Team effective from 1 September. The new Executive, which contains new roles and responsibilities, contains five members of the existing Executive and two new appointments. Read more »

Green Party statement on passing of FCV legislation

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates all parties in Parliament for supporting the completion of the Foreign Chartered Vessel legislation. Read more »

Savings campaign backed, urged to go further

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association is backing the campaign for cutting taxes on KiwiSaver earnings, but says it should go further. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Read more »

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. – Closing the Gap

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Simon Bridges says increasing the minimum wage will cost us at least 6000 jobs, hurt businesses and reduce growth. Rubbish, says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Read more »

Petition generates progress for new nurses

Press Release – NZNO

Last week the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) launched a petition to get a nurse entry to practice (NEtP) programme for every new graduate nurse. This week, and more than 7,000 signatures later, we are very pleased to hear the Governments … Read more »

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Governments 3K to Christchurch scheme. Read more »

Wage gap with Oz increases under John Key

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys promise to close the wage gap with Australia has failed utterly with the gap rising by $70 to over $190 a week, Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Labour work and wages policy good for working people

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Labours new policy on work and wages, announced today, is good for the working people of New Zealand. Read more »

Major campaign launches to end gross overtaxation of savings

Press Release – Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Major campaign launches to end gross over taxation of savings, deliver huge retirement income increases Read more »

Labour announces unemployment policy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Labours intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce growth, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Time to lift unliveable wage rates

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed Labours determination to lift New Zealands unliveable wage rates. The Labour Party today announced their Work and Wages policy. Read more »

Unite Union welcomes Labour Party increase to minimum wage

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Union welcomes the announcement today by the Labour Party to increase the minimum wage by $2 per hour by early 2015. Read more »

Taxing Struggling Families to Boost Bureaucrats Shameful

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Labour leader David Cunliffes announcement that a Labour Government would ensure public servants would receive at least the Living Wage, significantly more than their private sector counterparts, Taxpayers Union Executive Director … Read more »

Labour reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

Press Release – First Union

The NZ Labour Partys just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union. Read more »

New Guidelines Reduce Deaths And Serious Injuries

Press Release – Scaffolding Access and Rigging New Zealand

Tighter guidelines around working at heights in New Zealand is estimated to have resulted in 90 fewer deaths and severe injuries a year and will save the New Zealand economy $1.13 billion over the next 25 years, according to new research. Read more »

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