NZ Diversity Survey – benchmarking workplace diversity

Press Release – AUT University

AUT Universitys New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released a report on diversity in New Zealand workplaces. Read more »

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is … Read more »

Is Ferry ‘Captain’ Getting Golden Handshake?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters wants to know if the departing general manager of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries, Tom Davis, is receiving a golden handshake or being deservedly sacked for the way the ferry system has been derailed. Read more »

Law change creates more flexible labour market

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Employment Relations Amendment Act, passed yesterday, will bring new flexibility to the labour market and will reduce the ability of unions to organise and to recruit. Read more »

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Press Release – First Union

A big rise in profits at New Zealand’s largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers union said today. Read more »

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. The Reviews analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, … Read more »

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today’s release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. “These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer.” CTU President, Helen Kelly said. Read more »

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Governments initial response. Read more »

ANZ needs to look after workers after another super profit

Press Release – Green Party

The ANZ bank needs to acknowledge the super profits it makes are coming at the expense of its workers, the Green Party said today. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) 2014 full year results show a lift in performance for ANZ New Zealand, … Read more »

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labours Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Press Release – First Union

The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions, said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union. Read more »

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Press Release – First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs … Read more »

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Press Release – Independent Forestry Safety Review

The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during … Read more »

Forest industry endorses safety report

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

INDUSTRY RESPONSE LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT FOREST SAFETY REVIEW PANEL REPORT EMBARGOED to 11.00 am 31 October 2014 Read more »

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Press Release – Nuffield Farm Scholarships

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Read more »

Return to less holidays on the cards?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to lay his cards on the table regarding the Governments intentions around holiday pay and annual leave entitlements, Labours Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. Read more »

Gender-based pay decision highlights under-paid workforce

Press Release – Disability Support Network

Disability service providers say under-funding from Government is the major issue for gender pay parity in the sector. Read more »

3D Printing – Wellington Innovation

Press Release – fre3formD

Gordon Dykes, one of New Zealands leading Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printer experts recently exhibited at the highly successful 3D printing lecture series at Hutt City Libraries. Read more »

Sudima Hotels Finalist in Westpac Auckland Business Awards

Press Release – Sudima Hotel Group

The five-property Australasian accommodation business Sudima Hotel Group has outdone itself. Sudima Auckland Airport was named a finalist in the Employer of Choice category in the 2013 Westpac Auckland Business Awards South, and the company is now vying … Read more »

McClay: Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ tax conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to be here today as this is my first speech since the election and I have, to my great satisfaction, retained the Revenue portfolio and therefore the privilege as the Minister of Revenue of opening this conference. Read more »

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