State-Owned-Enterprises: Our History, Not Our Future.

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“Solid Energy goes into temporary voluntary administration.” As the son of a coal miner, I have seen the boom and bust cycle of the coal industry and its effects on local communities. I can remember just 4 years ago meeting many young guys who had come from all over the country to work in the […]

Starting-out wage increases opportunities for young people

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On the first of this month, a new minimum wage law came into effect. Sixteen and 17-year-olds can now work for as low as 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. It’s in many ways a reversal of Labour’s 2008 abolition of youth rates. Unsurprisingly, it’s a controversial policy, with unions staging protests around […]

CTU Misleads On Youth Rates

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NZ Council of Trade Union’s Same Work Same Pay spokesman James Sleep is deliberately misleading young people with his claim that they face a massive pay cut tomorrow with the re-introduction of youth rates, ACT on Campus President Taylor Warwood said today. “Despite James’ claims, young people who are already in employment will be paid […]