Pages tagged "Social Development & Employment"

  • Labour mislead on negative statistics again

    Labour’s celebratory social media posts touting a “record 32,880 people moved into work” are disingenuous and only tell one part of the story, National’s Social Development & Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • More long-term beneficiaries means more hardship

    The latest figures from the Ministry of Social Development show the Government must urgently tackle long-term benefit dependency, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Government must focus on getting Kiwis into jobs

    Changes to benefit abatement thresholds aren’t enough to help struggling Kiwis get ahead, there needs to be a greater focus on supporting our beneficiaries into jobs, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Minimum wage increase will see businesses close

    It is disappointing that the Government is will be pressing ahead with the minimum wage increase on April 1 given the slowing economy and recent yo-yoing between alert levels.

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  • Govt not doing enough to get Māori into jobs

    Just four people have been supported into jobs by the Government’s $50 million Māori Trades and Training Fund since June 2020, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Government failing to deliver for vulnerable Kiwis

    Life for New Zealanders most in need hasn’t improved under Labour, and progress made under the last National Government has been eroded in many instances, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • More action needed to get New Zealanders into jobs

    The news the unemployment rate is 4.9% does not excuse the Government from taking further action to help New Zealanders into jobs, says National’s Social Development and Employment Spokesperson, Louise Upston.

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  • Extending Flexi-wage another failure for Labour

    New Zealanders are still waiting on the details of Labour’s extension to the Flexi-wage scheme, despite the Prime Minister promising it would be in place before Christmas, National’s Social Development & Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Time for the Government to adopt JobStart

    With 212,468 people on a jobseeker benefit, it’s time for the Government to take urgent action and adopt National’s JobStart policy, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • More Kiwi families in hardship

    While many families across the country will be looking forward to the summer break, the number of people on a benefit is a stark reminder that many Kiwis are struggling to make ends meet and are anxious to find work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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