New employment law would stop Affco serial litigation: Union

Article – BusinessDesk

The Meat Workers Union says changes to New Zealand’s employment law would let them prevent Talleys-owned meat processor Affco from barring unions and taking bargaining to court, a tactic which costs the workers’ advocate half a million dollars a year … Read more »

New board member for Diversity Works New Zealand

Press Release – Diversity Works

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand) has announced the appointment of Fonterra Diversity and Inclusion Manager Susan Doughty to its Board. Read more »

Ritchies drivers in Auckland join bus strikes

Press Release – First Union

Around 70 Ritchies Murphy drivers are to strike tomorrow morning as disputes over work and pay conditions roll to a stop. Read more »

Union: Employees being asked to work without pay

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union has over the last 48 hours been collating complaints from union and non-union members in retail who allege their respective companies have been expecting (and in some instances asking verbally and in writing) employees to either stay back and … Read more »

Salary increases thin on the ground this year

Press Release – Hays

Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of employers will give skilled professionals a pay rise of less than 3 per cent in their next review while 8 per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide. Read more »

Law must change to stop the race to the bottom

Press Release – NZ Tramways Union

Just a month ahead of the first change of contracts for Wellingtons bus service, Tramways Union members spoke at select committee this morning to make it clear to MPs that bus drivers shouldnt pay the price for competitive tendering. Read more »

‘Critical Safety Roles Operate without Access to Basic Need’

Press Release – New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association

Many of the countrys Air Traffic Controller (ATCs) men and women are carrying out their essential safety-critical roles without the certainty of even taking a regular toilet break, the union representing the countrys ATCs told the Education … Read more »

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Fletcher

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Fletcher Construction WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Fletcher Construction Company Limited, following an incident in May 2016 where a worker was injured by a temporary … Read more »

Popup Business School Trade Show Coming to Coastlands

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Participants in Kpiti’s first PopUp business school will be sharing their business ideas with the public at a one-off trade show at Coastlands. Read more »

1 in 3 jobseekers’ salary expectations higher than market

Press Release – Robert Half

Great expectations: One in three Kiwi jobseekers salary expectations higher than market rates 30% of New Zealand hiring managers say jobseekers expectations for remuneration are higher than local market rates. 84% are willing to raise … Read more »

Pavlovich bus drivers to strike in Auckland tomorrow

Press Release – First Union

Pavlovich drivers are again taking strike action as disputes over bus driver pay and work conditions continue to heat up with a handful of companies. Around 60 drivers will strike tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 16th May), and will instead be picketing … Read more »

Triangular Bill should not proceed

Press Release – EMA

A proposed Bill which seeks to add further regulation to New Zealands industrial framework in the labour hire sector should not proceed says the EMA. Read more »

Asbestos removal not just a risk for the worker

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing material is still not being managed effectively says WorkSafe New Zealand. Asbestos is … Read more »

Hunt is on for autistic talent in Wellington hotels

Press Release – Life Unlimited

14 May 2018 A LEADING New Zealand hospitality provider has joined forces with autism spectrum information specialists Altogether Autism to find prospective staff for two of its Wellington hotels. The initiative is part of a worldwide movement … Read more »

Q+A: Iain Lees-Galloway interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Minister: Not all businesses will survive government employment changes Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says New Zealand needs a high-skill, high-wage economy and accepts that some businesses will not survive some of its policy changes. Read more »

Chilling attitude from Workplace Relations Minister

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees Galloways gob-smacking high-handed attitude to small and medium sized Kiwi businesses on TVNZs Q&A this morning will do nothing to boost sagging business confidence or employment and wage growth, Nationals … Read more »

Court rules retail chain must pay for all hours worked

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A national retail chain must pay their employees for the pre-work meetings it had claimed were optional, after a failed bid to escape a Labour Inspectorate Improvement Notice. Read more »

Long hours of work must not compromise worker safety

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Tractor driver had worked almost 200 hours in the fortnight leading up to his death Read more »

Employment law reform simply bad for workers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Clear evidence that the Governments employment law reforms are bad for workers was laid out today at the Education and Workforce Select Committee, Nationals Workplace Relations Spokesperson Scott Simpson says. Read more »

Employment Bill fails to support good faith relationships

Press Release – Business Central

Not how Kiwis do business – Employment Bill fails to support good faith relationships between employer and employee Read more »

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