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Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

By   /  September 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2017 General Election. Party                PartyVotes %Votes ElectorateSeats ListSeats TotalSeats National Party 998,813 46.0 41 17 58 Labour Party 776,556 35.8 29 16 45 New Zealand First Party 162,988 7.5 […]

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GDP figures not good enough 

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on GDP figures not good enough 

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: GDP figures not good enough  In economic figures out today CTU President Richard Wagstaff says “New Zealand is flatlining. For nearly a decade our productivity performance and our growth per person has been embarrassing.” “We know Kiwis are hard workers, yet they are […]

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Last chance to enrol to vote

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Last chance to enrol to vote

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Last chance to enrol to vote Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election.   “Election day is almost here and this is your last chance […]

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Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want “National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election,” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. Crucial talks are […]

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Kiwis need a healthy health system

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwis need a healthy health system

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis need a healthy health system “All New Zealanders should be able to access the health care they need when they need it – this should be a fundamental basic,” said CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “We agree with the concerns that the Labour […]

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No EasyVote pack? You need to enrol now

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on No EasyVote pack? You need to enrol now

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: No EasyVote pack? You need to enrol now Voters who haven’t received their personalised EasyVote pack in the mail by now need to enrol or update their details by this Friday. “EasyVote packs were sent to all enrolled New Zealanders last week,” says Chief Electoral Officer […]

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Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too CTU President Richard Wagstaff has challenged the Prime Minister to show some real leadership when it comes to wages by setting a clear target for the minimum wage. The call follows today’s admission […]

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National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements Working people are concerned that the National Party will change the 2003 Holidays Act if returned to Government stripping hard working Kiwis of basic leave entitlements. “Clearly the National Party is colluding […]

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Advance voting starts on Monday

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Advance voting starts on Monday

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Advance voting starts on Monday Voting in the 2017 General Election kicks off in earnest on Monday 11 September when advance voting places open, and will go through until election day on Saturday 23 September. The first EasyVote packs will start arriving in voters’ letter boxes […]

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Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women The Greens have today launched their equal pay policy, working women know that this policy could make New Zealand a fairer place if implemented. CTU President Richard Wagstaff believes that this policy could make […]

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Overseas voting starts today

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Overseas voting starts today

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Overseas voting starts today New Zealanders who are overseas can vote from today in the 2017 General Election. “Being out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on voting and having your say in the election,” says Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer.   […]

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Tools and resources to get all New Zealand voting

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Tools and resources to get all New Zealand voting

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Tools and resources to get all New Zealand voting It’s a big job mobilising 3.5 million people to take part in the election, and the Electoral Commission is calling on New Zealanders to help spread the word about the importance of enrolling and voting. “Taking part […]

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Party and candidate lists for 2017 election

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Party and candidate lists for 2017 election

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Party and candidate lists for 2017 election 16 registered political parties and 534 candidates will be contesting the 2017 General Election. Nominations have now closed and the Electoral Commission has released the electorate and party list candidates for 2017.  Advance voting and election day voting place […]

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Labour’s tertiary education promise gives people a real choice at this election

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Vote to Keep it Public, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Labour’s tertiary education promise gives people a real choice at this election

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s tertiary education promise gives people a real choice at this election Labour’s promise to give everyone one year full-time study free means voters have a real choice this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary Education Union said today. Labour said […]

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Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth A new Council of Trade Unions Inequality in Wages and Self-Employment 1998-2015 over the period 1998 to 2015 finds the hourly earnings of low and middle income wage and salary […]

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More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed  

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed  

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed   Findings released today by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research show that the gender wage imbalance can be attributed simply to sexism. “It’s 2017 – we’ve come so far as a society. But there is so […]

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Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing Treasury’s pre-election update of its forecasts for the economy and government finances, released today, show that the government surplus won’t meet what New Zealanders need in priority areas of health, education […]

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More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action On Monday forestry worker Te Oho Mauri Piripi (“Piri”) Bartlet was killed at work. He is the second member of his family to have been killed at work in the […]

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Governor-General gives green light for election

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Governor-General gives green light for election

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Governor-General gives green light for election The Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, has given the go ahead for this year’s General Election to be held. Dame Patsy has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 23 […]

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Time running out to make voting easy

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Time running out to make voting easy

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Time running out to make voting easy Time is running out for people wanting to make voting easy in the 23 September general election.  Around 450,000 eligible New Zealanders still haven’t enrolled to vote and more than half of them are under 30. “Make voting easy […]

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