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Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Source: Taxpayers Union Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax 18 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Tax Working Group’s expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. “Revenue […]

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Wellington GPs to strike again

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellington GPs to strike again

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. This is the second full-day strike – the first was on Christmas Eve – and follows a series of shorter […]

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Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E tū

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement. The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always […]

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Green Party bequeathment welcomed

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green Party bequeathment welcomed

Source: Taxpayers Union 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has announced it will open a planned giving programme in light of a $350,000 bequeathment to the Green Party. “Good on Ms Harris for her democratic participation. The extent of her generosity toward the party of her choice reflects well on the strengths […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Source: Taxpayers UnionToyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, which exposed the handout last week. Responding to the Manawatu Standard reporting that elected officials […]

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Resident doctors deserve much better says NZNO

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Resident doctors deserve much better says NZNO

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 14 January 2019 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in its industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) and warns that unsafe working conditions imposed on resident medical officers (RMOs) would impact on the quality of […]

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Foundry workers out in the cold – E tū

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Foundry workers out in the cold – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers employed by MFL Ltd (formerly Masport Foundry) in Auckland returned from their holiday this week to find they had no jobs, no wages, and no holiday pay. They were sent on their annual Christmas shut-down early and were told that they would be returning to work on 7 January. However, MFL […]

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MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

Source: Taxpayers UnionPALMERSTON NORTH DEAL WITH TOYOTA COSTS RATEPAYERS $319,000 9 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures – for a local warehouse expansion, costing ratepayers $319,000, the Taxpayers’ Union has exposed today. “It’s great to see a business […]

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British Petroleum should apologise and correct fuel tax pamphlet

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on British Petroleum should apologise and correct fuel tax pamphlet

Source: Taxpayers UnionBRITISH PETROLEUM SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR AND CORRECT FUEL TAX PAMPHLET 8 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent.”BP have failed to include Auckland’s regional fuel […]

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Dear David – A new year challenge

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Dear David – A new year challenge

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Health Minister David Clark could make a good start to 2019 by admitting there is a crisis in the specialist workforce, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director Ian Powell says. Mr Powell says specialists working in public hospitals are disappointed Dr Clark has yet to commit to […]

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Christmas Eve strike at five Wellington practices

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Christmas Eve strike at five Wellington practices

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington practices will strike for a full day tomorrow in the final action in a set of rolling strikes. Further strikes are likely in the new year because of Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira’s continued refusal to allow dentist employees to join the collective agreement, says […]

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New deal ratified by PSA members at Ministry of Justice

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on New deal ratified by PSA members at Ministry of Justice

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) It was confirmed today that after one of the most drawn-out industrial disputes of 2018 a new collective agreement will be signed between the PSA and Ministry of Justice. “Reaching this hard-won result was a testament to the principled and persistent action that PSA delegates and members took in seeking […]

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Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes

Source: Taxpayers Union Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes 20 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to Earnst & Young’s report on tobacco excise taxes, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The single-minded focus on ’Smokefree 2025’ through higher taxes has resulted in serious financial pain for smokers, who sacrifice essentials for […]

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Season’s greetings!

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Season’s greetings!

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The ASMS National Executive and national office staff wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. The national office will close early on the afternoon of Monday 24 December 2018 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019. If you have an urgent query over this period, please email […]

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Have a Safe and Happy Summer Break

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Have a Safe and Happy Summer Break

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) We hope you have a safe and restful summer break and look forward to working with you in the new year.  PPTA national office shutdown  PPTA’s national office will close on December 21 and reopen January 14. There will be a duty field service running during this period.  Duty […]

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Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown 20 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to the reduced economic growth figures for the latest quarter, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “New Zealand needs more resilience to global economic downturn. The last thing the Government should do is put a dampener on growth with […]

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More GP strikes likely in the new year

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on More GP strikes likely in the new year

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Efforts to avert a full-day Christmas Eve strike have failed, and further strikes are now likely, after Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira again refused to engage with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Twenty-one GPs at Ora Toa Health practices in Wellington are taking part in rolling strike […]

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An increase to the minimum wage is an increase to health and wellbeing

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on An increase to the minimum wage is an increase to health and wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 19 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation welcomes the increase to the minimum wage announced today and commends the Government for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of low paid workers. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says the increase will advance […]

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3500 MSD workers ratify new pay offer before Christmas

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on 3500 MSD workers ratify new pay offer before Christmas

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA members in Service Delivery at the Ministry of Social Development have settled a new collective agreement, giving members a pay bump and a long-awaited alternative to their current Performance Development and Assessment (PDA) system. Along with a pay increase, the new agreement has replaced the long opposed PDAs. “We […]

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Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure

Source: Taxpayers Union Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure 19 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Government’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $17.70 will devastate businesses in regional New Zealand, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “The Prime Minister is clearly spending too much […]

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