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The Unionist: 90 days policy returns, bank report

CTU Media Release
Friday July 11 2008

THE UNIONIST: 90 days policy returns, bank report criticised, nurses campaign

In The Unionist this week: more detail on National's work rights policies, CTU slams ANZ National report on the public service, nurses launch election campaign and a new initiative to improve energy efficiency in the workplace. Story summaries are below, and visit this page for the full newsletter: http://union.org.nz/ctu-newsletters

* National releases more worker policies: Following details last week over their plan to privatise worker accident compensation, National has confirmed that if elected they will implement a new version of their 90-day employment policy.

* Stick to banking - CTU tells economist: "It is not surprising that at the same time as ANZ National is moving to outsource "back room" staff overseas, it chooses to attack the Government's success in rebuilding the dilapidated public services of the 1990s," CTU President Helen Kelly said this week.

* Nurses launch election agenda: Nurses are calling on all political parties to declare their support for policies they say are essential to giving the public the health services they need.

* Joint effort on energy efficiency: The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, the Council of Trade Unions and Business New Zealand are working together to develop an industry training programme to improve energy efficiency in the workplace.

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