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Residents Of Retirement Villages Need Stronger Protection, Says New Advocate

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 6:22 pm | Capital NZ

Minimum time for operators to repay capital of 9-12 months Independent dispute resolution service funded by operators Standardised Occupation Rights Agreements for all operators A newly formed advocacy group for residents of retirement villages is calling for ... More >>

Funding Boost A Welcome Relief For Disability Service Providers

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:44 pm | Capital NZ

The disability sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the significant boost to funding in this year’s Budget, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. Funding to the sector will be increased by 8.2% from $2.074b in 2022/23 ... More >>

CTU Backs Bill To Criminalise Wage Theft

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 11:06 pm | Capital NZ

The Council of Trade Unions is throwing its support behind Ibrahim Omer's Bill to criminalise theft of employees' wages by employers, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. Omer's Members' Bill was drawn from the ballot today. It would add wage theft to ... More >>

Better Protections For Contractors Urgently Needed Say Unions

Monday, 13 March 2023, 7:53 pm | Capital NZ

Unions are calling on the Government to continue demonstrating its commitment to protecting vulnerable contractors. Today, the Government announced it would be deferring consultation around the distinction between contractors and employees. NZCTU National ... More >>

Continued Efforts Needed To Keep Disabled People Safe From COVID

Monday, 6 March 2023, 7:39 pm | Capital NZ

New research highlights disabled people’s heightened vulnerability to COVID-19, and the need for better data on the health of disabled people, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO, Peter Reynolds. The newly released data analysed by Whaikaha ... More >>

Funding Needed To Realise Ardern's Legacy For Disabled People

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 6:34 pm | Capital NZ

The creation of Whaikaha - the Ministry of Disabled People, is an important legacy of Jacinda Ardern's Prime Ministership, but Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will need to provide funding to enable it to make a real difference to the lives of disabled ... More >>




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