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Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s announcement that the Government will not be supporting a Capital Gains tax is “hugely disappointing” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Working people need a fairer New Zealand, a place where we can all thrive. Ensuring that everyone contributes their share is a key part of that. A […]

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CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis need to know that this Labour led Government is built on foundations of fairness,” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. “Supporting a fairer tax system is the right thing to do. Implementing a CGT (Capital Gains Tax) will make our tax system fairer. In addition there are […]

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Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

Source: Family First Media Release 9 April 2019 Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill have been unable to agree that the bill be passed, and warn that the bill is ‘not workable in its present state’. “No real, substantive changes have been made to the bill – it’s […]

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Proper planning, not cuts demanded at Whitireia and Weltec

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Proper planning, not cuts demanded at Whitireia and Weltec

Source: Tertiary Education Union Press Release Tuesday 9 April 2019 Proper planning, not cuts demanded at Whitireia and Weltec Staff at Whitireia and Weltec are making a stand for a quality vocationaleducation system that places communities at its centre. This can only beachieved if there is a strong plan that involves students, staff, andcommunity, according […]

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Expertise and resources the key to vocational education reforms

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Expertise and resources the key to vocational education reforms

Source: Tertiary Education Union Media release 9 April 2019 Expertise and resources the key to vocational education reforms Ensuring students get access to expert teachers and industry practitionersis the focus of the Tertiary Education Union’s submission on the Reform ofVocational Education made public today. But the best laid plans for thefuture will not succeed unless […]

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NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun Laws

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun Laws

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions has provided a written submission to the parliamentary Select Committee in support of the proposed improvements to gun laws. “As a nation we recognise that the Christchurch terrorist attack and the murders of 50 women, men and children has impacted on how much […]

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40,000+ Sign Petition Calling For End of School-Based Gender Indoctrination

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on 40,000+ Sign Petition Calling For End of School-Based Gender Indoctrination

Source: Family First Media Release 2 April 2019 Family First NZ is welcoming a petition which is being presented to Parliament today calling for an end to gender ideology indoctrination in primary and secondary schools. The petition from mother and registered teacher Helen Houghton asks “That the House of Representatives urge the Ministry of Education to […]

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New Official Living Wage Rate Announced

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on New Official Living Wage Rate Announced

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The CTU welcomes the updated Living Wage rate of $21.15 per hour. The independently assessed rate is defined as being: ‘the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A living wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate […]

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Overwhelming Majority Tell MPs To Kill The Euthanasia Bill

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Overwhelming Majority Tell MPs To Kill The Euthanasia Bill

Source: Family First Media Release 31 March 2019 Family First NZ, a member of the Care Alliance which has analysed the almost-39,000 submissions made regarding David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill, says that there is overwhelming opposition to the bill being considered by Parliament and that MPs should vote against the bill at 2nd Reading. The just-released […]

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National Day of Remembrance; together we can create a future of unity

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Day of Remembrance; together we can create a future of unity

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU New Zealanders throughout the country will come together for the National Remembrance Service on Friday 29 March from 10am. “A binding thread throughout the union movement is the notion that an injury to one is an injury to all. What happened in Christchurch on March 15th devastated our […]

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NZCTU supports Climate Strike

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Enviroment, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZCTU supports Climate Strike

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions supports young people who are taking action this Friday and striking for Climate Justice. All across New Zealand young people will be taking collective action on Friday to demand that the government do more to look after our planet and do more to […]

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ASA says anti-cannabis billboard ‘socially responsible’

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on ASA says anti-cannabis billboard ‘socially responsible’

Source: Family First Media Release 13 March 2019Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) not to uphold any of the complaints made against its ‘marijuana has a kids menu’ billboard. There were seven complaints about the advertisement, with complainants arguing that the ad was misleading, made unsubstantiated claims and […]

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International Women’s Day March 8

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on International Women’s Day March 8

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU On the eve of International Women’s Day working women are celebrating the achievements and progress women have made whilst looking towards the challenges which remain. “New Zealand has a proud history of recognising women’s voices. We will always hold dear, like a precious taonga, the achievement of Kiwi […]

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Tens of thousands of Kiwi workers sacked

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Employment Law, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tens of thousands of Kiwi workers sacked

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Government research conducted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows tens of thousands of Kiwi workers are being sacked by their employers every year as employers take advantage of unfair trial periods. “What this research shows us is that people who are employed on trial […]

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Ideological Birth Certificate Proposal Rightly Deferred

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Ideological Birth Certificate Proposal Rightly Deferred

Source: Family First Media Release 25 February 2019 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin to defer a bill that would make it easier to change gender on birth certificates. The Government and Administration select committee had recommended that birth certificates be based on the choice of the person, including the fact […]

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CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the release of today’s report from the Tax Working Group. The CTUs Economist Bill Rosenberg was a member of this group. “It is good to see that the Working Group has come up with some tangible things that the government can […]

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Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

Source: Family First Media Release 19 February 2019Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use. “The Otago Student’s University Association is confused when […]

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NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

Source: Family First Media Release 14 February 2019 Family First NZ says that the latest study on the effects of marijuana prove that New Zealand would be foolish to legalise marijuana in any way, and that the illegality of the drug and other drugs is vital as we fight the devastation its use causes on both […]

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Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, Employment, FifthEstate1, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Voices of tertiary education, Vote to Keep it Public  /  Comments Off on Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education

Source: Tertiary Education Union Press release 13 February 2019 Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education Staff can turn their attention to opening doors for students and communities with creative teaching, learning, and research under bold changes proposed today for vocational education says the Tertiary Education Union. Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, today […]

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Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

Source: Family First Media Release 12 February 2019For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous three annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but the world’s longest […]

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