Employment amendment aligns with workplace practices

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association says the enactment of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be good for both employees and employers. Read more »

Shameful attack on all workers

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act slashing the rights of all Kiwi workers. These changes are shameful. New Zealand now has some of the worst employment protections in the OECD. It is embarrassing that a country which … Read more »

Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology

Press Release – First Union

The governments employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight. Read more »

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now. Read more »

50,000 sign petition against anti-worker law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

More than 50,000 Kiwis have signed Labours petition against the Governments scrapping of tea break entitlements, Labours Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. Read more »

Margin that it applies to regulated cost of capital reduced

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) used for regulated businesses. The WACC uplift (or margin) for price-quality regulation has been set at the 67thpercentile, down from the 75th percentile. … Read more »

Stats NZ staff escalate action with ‘no more meetings’ rule

Press Release – Public Service Association

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer. The staff, who are members of the Public Service Association (PSA), have been taking … Read more »

Ports must take responsibility for shameful death toll

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Port companies must step up and take responsibility for a shameful toll of seven deaths and 133 serious accidents in the past three years, Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says. The frightening figures released by the Rail, Maritime and Transport … Read more »

40% of Kiwis Discontent with Career

Press Release – SEEK

Recent research commissioned by SEEK New Zealand has revealed that Kiwis are not quite the happy-go-lucky bunch they seem to be, with almost 40% unhappy in their current jobs. Read more »

Anti-worker legislation is anti-Pacifica

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, will go down in history as being part of a Government that harmed his own people through anti-worker legislation, says Labours Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An Innovation Hub to support new and emerging businesses is the latest addition to the Christchurch Innovation Precinct, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

3 Waters Report On Water Infrastructure

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released an issues paper Exploring the issues facing New Zealands water, wastewater and stormwater sector as part of its sector-led 3 Waters project. Read more »

PwC and Google announce Joint Business Relationship

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and innovative services to companies around the world. The rapid pace of innovation in technology has fundamentally changed how and where … Read more »

Minister of Health must account for aged care workers’ pay

Press Release – NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) congratulates rest-home worker Kristine Bartlett on her landmark claim for equal pay from her employer and successfully pursuing this to the Court of Appeal. Read more »

NZAGE Industry Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Press Release – NZAGE

The New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards. The NZAGE Industry Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate best practice in the recruitment, selection and development of graduate … Read more »

New Employment Opportunities Follow Consent Approval

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The planned Countdown supermarket for Stratford has been given the go ahead which will bring more jobs to the district. Read more »

Court case an opportunity for Govt to improve gender pay gap

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If the Government wants to halt New Zealands slump in international rankings on the gender pay gap it should act on the court finding that women deserve equal wages, Labours Womens Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. Read more »

The Māori Party can’t have it both ways over labour laws

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Mori Party has to fess up over its voting record on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, says Labours Mori Caucus. Its simply not good enough to oppose the bill at the same time as they helped speed up its progress through Parliament, … Read more »

Sanford Makes Executive Appointments to Newly Created Role

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Auckland, 29 October 2014 – Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) today announced recent changes to its senior executive team as the company modernises its structure to support a customer-focused domestic and international value-add strategy. Read more »

NZ home loan affordability flat as house prices stagnate

Press Release – Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

The full media release is attached which includes important additional information, including links to all Regional Reports … Here is an extract. Read more »

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