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THE UNIONIST: ACC, More on ANZ National Report

CTU Media Release Friday July 18 2008

THE UNIONIST: ACC, More on ANZ National Report

In The Unionist this week: National releases their ACC policy, and more on the comments from ANZ National on the public service. Story summaries are below, and visit this page for the full newsletter: http://union.org.nz/ctu-newsletters

* National releases ACC policy: "National's desire to reward the Australian insurance industry with access to New Zealand worker compensation has clouded their policy release on ACC, which flies in the face of available evidence on the scheme," CTU president Helen Kelly said on Wednesday, following the release of National's ACC policy.

* Further criticism of ANZ National's report on the public service: Last week The Unionist reported on the CTU's comment that ANZ National should stick to banking, in response to their paper criticising public spending on public services. This week, in an opinion piece in the Dominion Post and NZ Herald newspapers, PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff also takes ANZ National to task, saying that as we debate the kind of public services we want, we need to ensure the debate is based on fact, not fiction.

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