Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Another blow to regions as 80 jobs go at Delta

David Clark
Economic Development Spokesperson

Clare Curran
Associate Economic Development Spokesperson

Another blow to regions as 80 jobs go at Delta

National’s failure to support the regions is in the spotlight again as construction company Delta cuts 77 jobs across the lower South Island, say Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark and Associate Economic Development spokesperson Clare Curran.

“National is neglecting the regions. A loss of almost 80 jobs is yet another blow to Otago and Southland. It comes on top of 73 jobs that were cut by NZ Post in the region last week.

“Since December 2008 7200 jobs have been lost in non-primary manufacturing in Otago and Southland, led by the closure of the Hillside railway workshops.

“The fate of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter hangs over the region as well.

“Yet nothing is being done by this government to support businesses in the regions and create good, well-paying jobs,” says David Clark.

“There is no plan for the regions. Jobs are being lost across the country,” says Clare Curran.

“Where are these people who have lost their jobs going to go? They will struggle to find work in our region. For many, the only alternative to the dole queue is heading to Australia,” says Clare Curran.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sugar: Auckland Leisure Centres Axe Unhealthy Drinks

Auckland Council is to stop selling drinks that are sweetened by sugar from vending machines at its leisure centres in a bid to try to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Todd McClay’s Faulty Memory

Time and again, whenever an issue arises the initial response by government is to deny or diminish the problem – nothing to worry about here, everything’s OK, move on. Then, hang on. In line with the usual pattern, as embarrassing details emerged into daylight, the story changed. More>>

ALSO:

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news