Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they dont have … Read more »

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments decision to reprioritise scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labours Associate Labour Issues spokesperson … Read more »

Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand … Read more »

Families before commerce at Easter

Press Release – First Union

Families before commerce at Easter The retail workers union has hit back at critics of New Zealand’s modest Easter trading restrictions. “Some things are more important than going to the mall, and for just three and a half days each year we put community … Read more »

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter

Press Release – Green Party

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. This Easter, at least one major garden centre chain intends … Read more »

Easter trading laws archaic, in need of overhaul

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Press release: ACT New Zealand Easter trading laws are outdated and in need of a major overhaul, said ACT leader Jamie Whyte today. Read more »

New Appointment – Heritage Christchurch Resident Manager

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Ana Vivas as the new resident manager of Heritage Christchurch. Read more »

US Airways Twitter Scandal: Whoops, sorry about that

Press Release – Mosh Social Media

Jenny Rudd, Head of Content at MOSH, New Zealand’s leading social media agency comments on the pressure to be perfect for social media community managers following the pornographic image posted on the US Airways Twitter feed. Read more »

Scope for greater use of business coaches in New Zealand

Press Release – Durning PR

New Zealand business owners and senior management are among the heaviest users of business coaches in the world but there is still scope for greater involvement, according to Pam Newlove, Chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited. The latest Grant Thornton … Read more »

Northpower – Easter storm … Update 5

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower has restored power to thousands of customers impacted by todays storm. Only 184 of Northpowers 55,000 customers remain without power. Read more »

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney’s Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members’ ballot. Read more »

Power Cut as Rotorua Experiences Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Press Release – Unison

Hundreds of customers are without power in rural areas around Rotorua, with the region currently being battered by high winds and heavy rain. Read more »

Labour to protect subbies in construction failures

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will introduce a supplementary order paper to the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill to ensure subcontractors are paid for the work theyve done when construction companies collapse. Read more »

Work visa problems need monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labours Associate Immigration spokesperson. Read more »

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by Nationals lack of manufacturing policy, and Labours measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today. Read more »

Anthony Healy appointed to lead Bank of New Zealand

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ chairman John Waller announced today that Anthony Healy had been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of BNZ, effective from 12 May, 2014. Read more »

Labour takes manufacturing seriously

Press Release – EPMU

Labour takes manufacturing seriously Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe. The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement … Read more »

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. Read more »

New Safety Service for travellers in New Zealand

Press Release – TravelsafeNZ

A new Safety Service for Domestic and International travellers to New Zealand will now be available at the touch of a screen. Read more »

English confirms he has no plan to raise wages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labours spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says. Read more »

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