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Minimum Wage Rise 'Miserable'

Minimum Wage Rise 'Miserable'

The Government's miniscule lift to the minimum wage will immediately be swallowed up by rising living costs, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Trevor Mallard says.

The Government today announced the lowest possible rise to the minimum wage - up 25 cents to $12.75.

The First Five Things Steven Joyce Should Do

The First Five Things Steven Joyce Should Do

Labour hopes the new Tertiary Education Minister will adopt a more sensible and less obstinate approach to the portfolio than his predecessor and has drawn up a list of his first priorities, says its Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Greens Welcome Call-In Of Factory Farm Consents

Greens Welcome Call-In Of Factory Farm Consents

The Green Party today welcomed Environment Minister Nick Smith's decision to make the right call and call in consent applications for factory dairy farms in the Mackenzie country.

Historic Places Trust Review Announced

Historic Places Trust Review Announced

Preliminary findings of the 2009 review of the New Zealand Historic Places Act will help to focus the Historic Places Trust on its significant regulatory responsibilities while providing opportunities for more effective advocacy in local communities, Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher

White Collar Criminals Should Be Treated As Thieves

White Collar Criminals Should Be Treated As Thieves

Until white collar criminals are actually recognised for the criminals they undoubtedly are, they will continue to prey on Kiwis and on the economy, says Labour Commerce spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

Speech: Opening Of Convenient Health Clinic; Rotorua Community Link - Te Ururoa Flavell

Speech: Opening Of Convenient Health Clinic; Rotorua Community Link - Te Ururoa Flavell

Opening of Convenient Health Clinic; Rotorua Community Link Te Ururoa Flavell; MP for Waiariki Tuesday 26 January 2010

Three months ago a pivotal political statement was made at Waitangi; a statement made by Professor Innes Asher to the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

Minimum Wage Increase Not Enough

The increase in the minimum wage of just 25c to $12.75 per hour is mean, said Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly today. "If this is the rate at which we intend to catch up with Australian wages then we will never get there," she said.

Greens Welcome Call-in Of Factory Farm Consents

The Green Party today welcomed Environment Minister Nick Smith's decision to make the right call and call in consent applications for factory dairy farms in the Mackenzie country.

White Collar Criminals Should Be Treated As Thieves

Until white collar criminals are actually recognised for the criminals they undoubtedly are, they will continue to prey on Kiwis and on the economy, says Labour Commerce spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

Minimum Wage Increased To $12.75

The Government has moved to increase the minimum wage from $12.50 to $12.75 in line with the Consumer Price Index, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced today.

The training and new entrants' minimum wages will increase from $10 to $10.20