Fruit contractor faces migrant exploitation charges

Press Release – Immigration NZ

A Tauranga based fruit farm labour contractor has appeared at the Tauranga District Court this morning on 32 charges under the Immigration Act 2009, including 12 relating to the exploitation of migrant workers. Read more »

Forum Congratulates Genesis Energy CEO for Safety Award

Press Release – Zero Harm

Congratulations to Albert Brantley, chief executive of Genesis Energy, who has been named the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum Executive of the Year at the annual NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards. Read more »

WECC to seek legal advice on living wage decision

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce is likely to seek legal advice on todays decision by the city council to expand the living wage to council controlled organisations and contractors. Read more »

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax

Press Release – EPMU

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax Reporters and editorial staff at Fairfax Media have been informed today of a massive suite of changes to the media company, including the disestablishment of some roles. The changes proposed by Fairfax represent … Read more »

Judith Collins puts workers’ lives at risk

Press Release – Green Party

28 May 2015 Judith Collins puts workers lives at risk Judith Collins backbench machinations in her caucus are putting workers lives at risk, the Green Party said. Nationals backdown on health and safety legislation shows that … Read more »

AWF posts 37% jump in FY profit as companies hire more staff

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, the countrys largest recruiter and labour provider, posted a 37 percent rise in full-year profit, with the 2013 purchase of recruitment firm Madison Group fully reflected in its results for the first time. Read more »

Strong Performance for AWF Group

Press Release – AWF Group

AWF Group (AWF) has delivered a significant lift in earnings for the year ended 31 March 2015 in line with guidance provided. Read more »

A sustainable and robust solution to labour hire problems

Press Release – Produce Marketing Association

The fresh produce industry’s Produce Marketing Association (PMA Australia-New Zealand) today announced that major retailers, including Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and ALDI, have agreed to work with representatives of the produce sector to find a robust, … Read more »

Wellbeing programme wins top health and safety awa

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

Education provider Te Wnanga o Aotearoa has taken overall honours at this years New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. Read more »

Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is among key business leaders publicly recognised for their commitment to improve staff wellbeing. Read more »

200 R&D Experience Grants places now open

Press Release – Callaghan Innovation

Innovative businesses are now invited to apply for funding to hire students for work experience as part of Callaghan Innovations R&D Student Grants scheme. Read more »

Final nail in coffin for Solid Energy workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays confirmation of job losses at Solid Energys Stockton and Spring Creek mines shows the urgent need for new economic opportunities on the West Coast, Labours MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Number of women leaders continues to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand women are continuing to strive for leadership success but theres still more to be done, Minister for Women Louise Upston says. Read more »

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows Read more »

Solid Energy progresses West Coast mine site changes

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

After considering feedback from staff members at the Stockton and Spring Creek mine sites, Solid Energy has today told employees it will go ahead with the proposals outlined earlier in the month to change the sites work and staffing levels. Read more »

Government proses weakening the Health and Safety law

Press Release – Hazel Armstrong

The Governments suggestion that the new workplace health and safety laws will be weakened is very disappointing, says Hazel Armstrong health and safety lawyer and member of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel. Read more »

Scott Technology lays off Christchurch workers

Press Release – EPMU

Thirteen workers at Scott Technology, which manufactures, services and installs equipment for the appliance industry, were informed last week that they have been made redundant. This announcement, which came as a shock to the workers, comes after … Read more »

Listed company directors to gain new skills

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Directors new to a listed company board will soon be able to learn the ins and outs of the listing process from some of New Zealands highest profile directors, thanks to a new initiative from the Institute of Directors and DLA Piper. Read more »

A New Energy Over the Ditch

Press Release – Kennards

Kennards Hire have continued their growth across the ditch with the newly appointed New Zealand General Manager, Hamish Kibblewhite. Mr Kibblewhite will be looking over the operations of the 15 NZ general and specialist branches over the North and South … Read more »

Government wants safer workplaces… or does it?

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government wants safer workplaces or does it? Today a widow and a mother sit together in the High Court in Wellington fighting for justice for the men that were killed at work in the Pike River Mine disaster of 2010, at the same time the Government … Read more »

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