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THE UNIONIST Oct 31 2008

CTU Media Release
Friday October 31 2008

THE UNIONIST: CTU campaign takes gold and silver, job security, the economy

In The Unionist this week: the CTU's online campaign takes gold and silver, unions respond to political parties job security plans, and CTU releases discussion paper on the economy. Story summaries are below, and visit this page for the full newsletter: http://union.org.nz/ctu-newsletters

* Election 08: Fairness at Work online campaign wins gold and silver! The second instalment of the CTU’s online election trilogy hit the net this week, with one more due before election day. The latest one is a must-see for Middle Earth fans. And the online part of the CTU's campaign hasn't gone unnoticed, it featured on TV3's Sunrise programme last week, and has today taken the gold and silver trophies in a New Zealand Herald online feature on online election campaigning!

* Support for workers in a slowing economy: The Council of Trade Unions today called for a combination of the job transition proposals announced by the two main parties.

* CTU delivers suggestions for the economy: The Council of Trade Unions has this week released a paper on what should be done to support workers, firms and communities during the global financial crisis which is starting to impact on the real economy.

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