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Labour leadership candidates in Napier

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The four candidates for Labour Leader – Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker and Grant Robertson - will be in Napier on Monday evening for a Husting meeting with members; one of fourteen ‘Meet the Candidates’ Meetings being held nationwide ... More >>

National’s “Auckland housing boom” a fizzer

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Falling Auckland consent numbers show the Government’s housing policy is going backwards contrary to wild claims by Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith that we are on the cusp of a massive construction boom, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson ... More >>

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:31 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labour’s Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Return to less holidays on the cards?

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to lay his cards on the table regarding the Government’s intentions around holiday pay and annual leave entitlements, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

Barriers to reporting sex crimes must go

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Both the Government and police need to take action to ensure that, in future, sexual abuse victims know they will be taken seriously, Labour’s Associate Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. More >>

Bennett parks numbers on social housing

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett admitted today that well over 1000 families have been subsidised through the accommodation supplement to stay in the Ranui campground, somewhere she has previously described as not the right place for children to be ... More >>

50,000 sign petition against anti-worker law

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

More than 50,000 Kiwis have signed Labour’s petition against the Government’s scrapping of tea break entitlements, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

Ports must take responsibility for shameful death toll

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Port companies must step up and take responsibility for a shameful toll of seven deaths and 133 serious accidents in the past three years, Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says. “The frightening figures – released by the Rail, Maritime and Transport ... More >>

ACC’s reputation needs fix, not glitz

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Restoring public trust and confidence in ACC will take a lot more than a new communications strategy or social media blitz, says Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Labour urges iwi leaders to meet with National

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Māori Caucus has called on iwi leaders and national Māori organisations to seek urgent meetings with the National Government to directly express their concerns about employment law changes which will harm Māori workers. More >>

Lessons to be learned from police investigation

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The outcome of the so-called Roast Busters case should not put victims off reporting sexual crimes, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

Anti-worker legislation is anti-Pacifica

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, will go down in history as being part of a Government that harmed his own people through anti-worker legislation, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio. More >>

Traffic Jam Tax must be given the red light

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s proposed Traffic Jam Tax could cost some households thousands of dollars a year just to use roads they had already paid for with their taxes and must be rejected, says Labour’s transport and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil ... More >>

Labour leadership candidates in Invercargill

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The four candidates for Labour Leader – Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker and Grant Robertson - will be in Invercargill on Friday evening for a Husting meeting with members, as part of fourteen Husting Meetings being held nationwide as a key ... More >>

Five-year tax holiday for overseas tax dodgers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has just gifted a five-year tax holiday for foreign companies dodging their tax payments, says Revenue spokesperson David Clark. “Todd McClay has pretended he is doing something about overseas companies dodging their tax duties by joining ... More >>

Court case an opportunity for Govt to improve gender pay gap

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

If the Government wants to halt New Zealand’s slump in international rankings on the gender pay gap it should act on the court finding that women deserve equal wages, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. More >>

The Māori Party can’t have it both ways over labour laws

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Party has to fess up over its voting record on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, says Labour’s Māori Caucus. “It’s simply not good enough to oppose the bill at the same time as they helped speed up its progress through Parliament, ... More >>

Labour leadership candidates in Dunedin

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The four candidates for Labour Leader – Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker and Grant Robertson - will be in Dunedin on Thursday evening for a Husting meeting with members, as part of fourteen Husting Meetings being held nationwide as a key ... More >>

Child poverty: No more wake-up calls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 9:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A new report which shows the National Government has made no inroads whatsoever into child poverty should do more than just set alarm bells ringing, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

Silence is golden at $48,000

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 7:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Shortsighted cost cutting by the Government has forced Inland Revenue to fork out more than $48,000 on top-of-the-line noise cancelling headphones so staff can do their jobs in battery farm working conditions, Labour’s State Sector spokesperson ... More >>

 

 

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