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Longer wait for extra leave for parents

If the Government had not played politics with a Labour Member’s Bill, parents of babies born today would have had the benefit of an extra four weeks paid leave to spend with them.

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Temp work undermines jobs and decent wages

A Hays report out today showing 64 per cent of employers use temporary or contract staff and 18 per cent intend to increase their use in the coming year is bad news for secure and decent work in New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Labour spokesperson Darien Fenton.

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Government backs out of social housing

The Government continues to move away from the state’s obligation to provide social housing for those most in need, says Labour’s Maori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

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Led weight officials ban Immigrant Song

The Government’s bizarre ban on seasonal workers busking at local markets is ridiculous, Labour’s MP for Tasman-Nelson Damien O’Connor says.

“Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has ruled seasonal workers from Vanuatu cannot raise money for community projects back home.

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