Good progress on infrastructure investment

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Todays announcement that infrastructure investment is to be boosted by $11billion over the next four years is good news for business, says the EMA Read more »

Unfiltered appoints Kevin Roberts chair, Rob Fyfe director

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – Unfiltered Media, whose subscribers can access long-form interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs, has appointed ad man Kevin Roberts and Icebreaker boss Rob Fyfe to its board, with Roberts taking the chair. Read more »

Report calls for culture change at Aussie-owned banks

Press Release – FIRST Union

The union representing finance workers in New Zealands four majors the Australian-owned ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac is urging New Zealand executives to adopt the recommendations on retail banking practice and culture in the recently released Sedgwick report. Read more »

Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. Read more »

Clear disregard for the safety of workers and others

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Sub-optimal demolition work of three residential buildings placed workers and neighbours at significant risk of asbestos exposure and landed the home owner with a large clean-up bill. Read more »

Civilian NZDF staff strike action

Press Release – Public Service Association

Civilian staff working for the New Zealand Defence Force will conduct a picket tomorrow morning at the Devonport Ferry Terminal in support of a nationwide campaign for improved pay and conditions. Read more »

Lift safety focus of International Workers Memorial Day

Press Release – E tu

E t is focussing on lift safety as part of commemorations for International Workers Memorial Day which is marked globally on April 28th. Read more »

IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday

Press Release – E tu

24 April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday 3000 IDEA services support and administration workers will strike for one hour on Thursday the 27th of April to protest the lack of progress in bargaining for a new collective … Read more »

The Engine fires up in Auckland with free business training

Press Release – The Engine

The Engine fires up in Auckland with free business training for start-ups and SMEs Read more »

Why does the CTU think one shoe fits all?

Press Release – Small Business Voice

Yesterday, the CTU publicly called for a return to centralised wage bargaining. Max Whitehead, CEO of Small Business Voice, says they have made their motivation for pushing for pay equity clear: The CTU thinks one shoe fits all employees (press … Read more »

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff interviewed by Corin Dann Council of Trade Unions calls for a national standards system for setting wages. CTU president Richard Wagstaff told Corin Dann on TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that, we want something thats fit … Read more »

NZDF undermining tactics continue

Press Release – Public Service Association

Civilian staff in the New Zealand Defence Force continue to be subjected to undermining tactics in their attempts to bargain for a pay increase, the PSA says Read more »

Restaurant Brands staff to go on first strike in a decade

Article – BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) – Half of Restaurant Brands New Zealand’s 4,000-strong workforce is set to walk off the job tomorrow after negotiations for a new collective agreement broke down. Read more »

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike

Press Release – Unite Union

Yesterday Restaurant Brands announced profits of $26 million and they have paid their CEO a million dollar bonus. Tomorrow the workers who actually make and sell their products have to go on strike to get a few cents above the minimum wage … Read more »

Immigration “tweaks” that will actually have a major impact

Press Release – Lane Neave

The Government announcement yesterday on the proposed changes to Immigration New Zealand ( INZ ) policy may have been interpreted as minor tweaks to resolve some of the recent issues identified in the policy and in some circles not gone far enough … Read more »

New Immigration rules will severely impact NZ business

Press Release – New Zealand Immigration Law

The unforeseen consequence of the immigration law changes is that New Zealand employers will struggle to fill roles on the skilled shortage list under the new system. Read more »

Fast movement on pay equity bill

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the early release of the draft Pay Equity Bill. An exposure draft of the Bill is now available for public consultation to help provide for its passing into law this year. Read more »

Grocer fined $12,000 for attempt to exploit migrant worker

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland grocer has been penalised $12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered attempts to charge a migrant worker a premium. Read more »

‘Unskilled migrant’ changes bound to keep work insecure

Press Release – Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign has come out against proposed changes to the rights of lower-skilled migrants. The group says that setting a maximum duration of three years for lower skilled work, and further shaping seasonal … Read more »

2017 starts with solid growth prospects for small businesses

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

The first quarter of 2017 has seen the strongest growth outlook for small business in two years according to ANZs Business Micro Scope survey. While headline confidence for small businesses eased in the March quarter, other key indicators, which are … Read more »

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