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Safer sick leave a step closer - CTU

Working people are welcoming today's announcement from Hon Michael Wood, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, that the law change, increasing minimum sick leave from 5 days to 10 days per year, will be initiated before Christmas.

Doubling sick leave will make our economy crook - Simpson

An economic crisis is not the time to be loading more costs onto businesses in the form of extra sick leave, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

Ten day sick leave will disadvantage part-time workers

Retail NZ says that the Government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a blanket increase to 10 days paid sick leave is bad news for those who work part time.

Labour uses Covid to push left-wing agenda - ACT

"Labour’s decision to double sick leave shows it is using Covid-19 as an excuse to advance a left-wing agenda and help its union mates," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Bill introduced to support workers with 10 days sick leave - Michael Wood

The Government is delivering on a key commitment by introducing a Bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today.

Progress on pay equity for DHB staff - Andrew Little

Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, fairer pay for this crucial and largely female workforce, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Govt’s shameful record on implementing WEAG recommendations - AAAP

Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakamana Tangata’.

Iconic Milford Track officially reopens - Kiri Allan

One of New Zealand’s premier hikes and a cornerstone of the Te Anau community, the Milford Track has officially reopened,

'Expert independent advisory group appointed to strengthen future of Maori broadcasting'

A panel of seven experts are adding their support to help shape the future of Māori broadcasting, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has announced today.

Govt increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs - Sepuloni

Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said the Government was acutely aware of the increased numbers of New Zealanders without jobs because of COVID-19 as well as the labour shortages in the primary sector with fewer overseas workers this season.