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National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan

A basic error has left a $4 billion gap in National’s economic plan, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. 

“If National can’t even do the basics required on their own policy costings, they cannot be trusted to run the country. Making mistakes like this have real world consequences that New Zealand does not need in this challenging time in our history.

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Supporting workers and valuing their contribution

  • increase sick leave for workers
  • increase wages and continue to improve pay equity
  • legislate and implement fair pay agreements
  • strengthen key employment legislation
  • protect vulnerable workers
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Backing our regions for recovery

  • New $200m Regional Strategic Partnership Fund to support economic development plans developed by regions
  • Existing PGF projects to be progressed over next term, unallocated PGF sector funding will be considered for redistribution to new regionally developed plans.
  • Continuing the Provincial Development Unit to develop and implement plans
  • $42 billion of capital committed to stimulate the Covid recovery and create jobs
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National’s plan desperate and reckless

National’s policy announcement today confirms how desperate and irresponsible they are when it comes to the economy, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Judith Collins beholden to radical ACT cuts

A National Government would be forced to implement severe cuts, including slashing the incomes of the elderly through winter, as the price of Government with the ACT Party, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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$5bn of Lower North Island infrastructure investment key to Labour’s economic plan

The Labour Party will continue to build on its strong record of investment in infrastructure in the lower North Island to create economic stimulus and jobs.

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Stronger, fairer education system

  • Significantly close the pay gap for teachers working in education and care centres
  • Replace the decile system with the Equity Index
  • Roll out the Free and Healthy School Lunches programme to a quarter of all school-aged children
  • Targeting funding in areas such as trades training and apprenticeships in the post-COVID environment supported by the Reform of Vocational Education
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Fairer wages for contracted public service workers

  • As part of our economic plan, Labour will invest in our people by supporting more low income working New Zealanders.
  • Labour will progressively extend Living Wage guarantees to contractors to the public service
  • This will encompass public sector contractors working as cleaners, caterers, and security guards
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