Waikato support workers to strike over “insulting” pay offer

Press Release – Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers across Waikato will stop work for two hours on Thursday, in protest at a pay offer that would buy them just a bottle of milk a week. Read more »

Maori Party President Hails Business Success

Press Release – The Maori Party

Congratulations to the four successful Maori men and women who won prizes in Auckland last week at the Aotearoa New Zealand Maori Business Leaders Awards, have been extended by the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Welcome WCC Seeing Sense on Living Wage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming Wellington City Councils backdown on implementing a living wage requirement for its contractors after the Wellington Chamber of Commerce threatened legal action over the move. Taxpayers UnionExecutive Director, … Read more »

City Council and Chamber agreement on living wage

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and Wellington Chamber of Commerce have reached an agreement that will ensure the City Councils employees continue to be paid a living wage. From 1 July a living wage will also be paid to staff providing the Councils core … Read more »

Pay survey reveals scale of the country’s wage gap

Press Release – E Tu

The union E t says todays NZ Herald survey of top pay reveals the scale of the countrys wage gap and strengthens the case for a Living Wage. The Heralds survey shows average salaries for top CEOs rocketed by 12% last year, to $1.68 million, … Read more »

Where is the fair share for most New Zealanders?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Most New Zealanders reading the news that chief executive pay has risen 12 per cent in the last year will be wondering when they are going to get their fair share, Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Future Council contractors not required to pay living wage

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington City Council will not require future external contractors to pay their staff the living wage while on council contracts, under an agreement reached with Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Mansions & garden sheds

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Herald has released data today showing that our highest paid executives had a pay rise of 12% in 2015. In contrast most working Kiwis had a pay rise of 2.2% over the same period. So while the news is great for these high paid executives … Read more »

Employees ready to leave jobs if health policies fall short

Press Release – Robert Walters

One in two professionals would leave their jobs if their wellbeing needs were not met indicating that effective workplace wellbeing programs are no longer just nice to have for employers looking to retain their talent according to … Read more »

Startup to help businesses retain millions per year

Press Release – Personal Information Management

A new startup lead by an ex-CIO from Inland Revenue says NZ businesses lose hundreds of millions simply because customer contact details go stale. Read more »

Talley’s fined after punishing workers for distributing info

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

Talleys owned South Pacific Meats (SPM) has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay a worker more than $35,000 after she was subjected to unjustified action and unjustified dismissal for distributing a Meat Workers Union newsletter … Read more »

Food and grocery industry ‘faces talent challenge’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The food and grocery sector has to do a better job of attracting, developing and retaining good-quality talent, says an industry training and development leader. Read more »

Privacy Commissioner announces Right to Know Day

Press Release – Office of the Privacy Commissioner

New Zealands first Right to Know Day will take place on Thursday 12 May 2016. Read more »

Kiwis reject ‘Gordon Gekko’ CEOs

Press Release – Regus Group

Good communication is the most important attribute for Kiwi business leaders but ruthlessness is overrated, according to a new survey by workspace provider Regus. Read more »

Eat My Lunch first campaign on PledgeMe.Lend

Press Release – PledgeMe

Kiwi social enterprise Eat My Lunch announced today they will be the first crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMes new lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend. The campaign is set to go live in June. Read more »

NZ Master Joiner Awards

Press Release – Master Joiner Awards

The annual Master Joiner Awards and conference are being held at Millennium Hotel, Cnr Frankton Road & Stanley Street, Queenstown, Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 May 2016. Read more »

Ranui Sustainable Announces Eight for Kiwi Innovator Series

Press Release – Ranui Sustainable

Ranui Sustainable, a Northland-based business incubator on a mission to bring sustainable innovation to the region, today announced eight guest speakers for its Kiwi Innovators Series . Read more »

First day on the job death leads to $180k fine/reparation

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A Gisborne-based logging transport operator has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $100,000 in relation to the death of a contractor who was fatally run over during his first day on the job. Read more »

Proposed Demerger of NZME

Press Release – APN News and Media

Independent Board and management team for each business Sir John Anderson appointed Chairman of NZME Read more »

Fairfax and APN in Exclusive Discussions on NZ Merger

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Fairfax and APN in Exclusive Discussions to Explore the Merger of Their New Zealand Businesses Read more »

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