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More People Employed - Now Wages Need To Rise

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 01:54 PM
"The news that the number of people who are unemployed has decreased to pre-covid level of 4% is welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions", said CTU Economist and Director of Policy Craig Renney. "The labour market now looks as if it has ... Read more...

CTU Urges Government To Focus On Resolving Industrial Dispute With Nurses

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 12:45 PM
The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Government and Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little, to focus on finding a solution to the current dispute with our nation’s nurses and their union, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. "We ... Read more...

Update: Petition To Ban Greyhound Racing Handover Event Has Moved

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 12:37 PM
The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today. SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition ... Read more...

Effects Of COVID-19 On Trade: At 28 July 2021 (provisional)

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 11:54 AM
Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19. The data is provisional and should be regarded as an early, indicative ... Read more...

Sharp Falls In Unemployment And Underutilisation

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 10:53 AM
The seasonally adjusted unemployment and underutilisation rates fell to 4.0 and 10.5 percent, respectively, in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The unemployment rate continued to fall from its recent peak of 5.3 percent in the September 2020 ... Read more...

More Than 10,000 New Zealanders Submit Against Proposed “Hate Speech” Changes

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 10:26 AM
The Kiwi public has responded loud and clear to the Government’s questions raised in the consultation document on proposed hate speech changes: they don’t want the Government policing their speech, says Jonathan Ayling, Campaign Manager for the ... Read more...

Pacific Island Workers Welcome, But What About Those Already Here?

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 10:17 AM
EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is calling for the Government to declare an overstayer amnesty alongside allowing more RSE workers from the Pacific Islands to come here quarantine-free from next month. "We know a large proportion of those ... Read more...

Feds Heartened By QEII Funding Boost

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 10:13 AM
Federated Farmers is relieved to see the government put more money towards the Queen Elizabeth II Trust, to help landowner endeavours to protect and enhance areas of special native biodiversity on privately owned land. Conservation Minister Kiri Allan ... Read more...

Church Leaders Encouraged To Tackle Rising Porn Use In Their Congregations

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 09:29 AM
UK Charity, the Naked Truth Project, are tackling the damaging social and relational impact of pornography addiction within communities through releasing tickets at the weekend to an online international conference; P-Word, designed to equip churches ... Read more...

Psychiatrists Welcome Government’s Dawn Raids Apology

Published: Tue 3 Aug 2021 04:10 PM
  The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the New Zealand Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids. The Dawn Raids carried out in the 1970s were a racist targeting of our Pasifika communities – ... Read more...
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