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The Future Incomes Conference

The Future Incomes Conference

Formerly The Future of Work & Income Conference

Palmerston North Council Chambers

Friday, 22 September, 2000

Call for Papers & Registrations

For about the last two decades real average wages have fallen for most people. The young people of today are the first generation to be worse off than their parents. Careers as we knew them are a thing of the past. Probably half the work-force are in part-time or non-permanent jobs with many people wanting but unable to get more paid work. Unem-ployment and underemployment is probably 2.5 times the official rate, with Maori and Pacific Island rates at least double the average, yet the economy continues to grow. There appears to be a down-skilling in many sectors and the new jobs tend to be insecure and low paid.

Will jobs meet the income needs of the majority in the future? What are the options, both nationally and locally? What are the issues? How do we deal with them?

We intend to publish two sets of papers, background papers prior to the conference and proceedings and other submitted papers afterwards. If you would like to present a paper, please contact Ian Ritchie as soon as possible, similarly if you would like to contribute a paper to be pre-circulated or included with the presented papers.

This conference is a follow-on from the successful Employment Summit held in March 1999 and will be jointly chaired by Steve Maharey, MP for Palmerston North and Minister of Social Services, Employment and the Community and Voluntary Sectors and Jill White, Mayor of Palmerston North.

Registrations: Corporate $100; over and under $35,000 $40 & $25, community - koha

Reply to: The Future Incomes Conference

Palmerston North City Council

Private Bag 11 034, Palmerston North

For further information contact Ian Ritchie - ph / fax 06 3289 618

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