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Supporting workers and valuing their contribution - Labour

Making sure working New Zealanders are safe, healthy and that their contribution to the economy is valued is at the heart of Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy.

National throwing fuel on the fire as the world burns - Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced energy policy blatant climate denial and an affront to all the people and communities already suffering the impacts of climate change.

PSA welcomes Labour Party commitment to workers' rights and wellbeing

The Public Service Association says industrial relations policies announced by Labour today will, if implemented by a Labour-led government, make New Zealand a fairer and better place to live.

Promise to extend sick leave 'will have huge impact in ECE'

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour's announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government.

Labour adds costs, National reduces taxes - Collins

"National will help business grow, retain jobs and take on extra workers, while Labour will cripple businesses as they battle the recession," National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

Second harbour crossing needed now, more than ever - Collins

"As Auckland wakes up to the fact that the middle four lanes of the harbour bridge could close for an extended period due to yesterday’s accident, just shows that Auckland needs National’s plan to build a new second harbour crossing over the Waitemata sooner rather than later," National Party

Unions welcome release of Labour’s industrial relations policy

The Council of Trade Unions is applauding today's launch of the Labour Party’s industrial relations 2020 election policy by spokesperson Andrew Little.

Twyford threatens manufacturing future - National

Phil Twyford’s announcement yesterday that changes government procurement rules puts thousands of jobs at risk and poses a threat to New Zealand manufacturing, National’s Manufacturing spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

Labour abandons regions - Winston Peters

"Provincial voters have had confirmed for them today that the Labour Party is abandoning them to their fate, stated Mr Peters.

"Only a strong vote for New Zealand First will guarantee the Provincial Growth Fund continuing in its current form after the General Election.

'Changes to export controls for goods and technology destined for a military end-use'

Changes to New Zealand’s "catch-all" export controls for goods and technology destined for a military end-use have now been Gazetted and will enter into force on 9 October.