NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships. Read more »

Grace period over for new Health and Safety legislation

Press Release – ThunderMaps

Almost one year since the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) came into effect, WorkSafe New Zealand is happy with the improvements many kiwi businesses have made but there is a clear message for those who havent acted. Read more »

NZ CEOs maintain business confidence as skills diversify

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

New Zealand CEOs are optimistic about growth and plan to hire more people, but are worried about the skills needed and the rise of new technological risks. Read more »

E tū vows to spike Cadbury workers’ media ban

Press Release – E tu

E t does not accept the unilateral media ban on workers who have lost their jobs at Dunedins Cadburys chocolate factory. Read more »

Cadbury to close doors on Dunedin factory after 80 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Mondelez International, the US company that returned US$1.1 billion to shareholders last year, is to close its Cadbury factory at the end of 2018, moving production to Australia and eliminating 350 jobs to cut costs. Read more »

Time Now to Buy Only NZ Produced Chocolate

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Foreign owners have kicked New Zealanders in the teeth again with the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin costing 350 workers their jobs, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Research Supports Call For Paid Father Leave

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the latest research on baby blues and its effect on men as well as women endorses their call for paid parental leave for fathers of two weeks rising to four weeks and says that there is strong public support for … Read more »

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Todays announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. This … Read more »

Mayor moves to support affected Cadbury workers

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 16 February 2017) Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he is working with local agencies to support workers affected by todays announcement that Mondelz International plans to end manufacturing operations at its Cadburys Dunedin factory … Read more »

Waiuku truckies take action

Press Release – First Union

Truck drivers at Knight and Dickey, the Waiuku-based haulage firm, are taking strike action from 6am on Thursday to protest what they say are some of the lowest wages in the region Read more »

Whistleblower guard stood down by Evergreen Security

Press Release – Unite Union

Evergreen Security have stood down a security guard from a WINZ site because he complained to his union that the company was not taking the guards health and safety seriously. Read more »

January job surge makes hiring harder for employers

Press Release – Trade Me Jobs

Kiwi employers are finding it harder to hire the people they need following a 16.4 per cent surge in job listings in January, according to the latest data from Trade Me Jobs. Read more »

Maritime Union mourns death of Wellington member

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Union members and fellow workers around New Zealand mourn the loss of a friend, colleague and comrade who died yesterday in Wellington Hospital. The 60-year-old man suffered severe head injuries while working at Centreport on Tuesday 31st January. … Read more »

Centreport Staff Mourn Loss Of Colleague

Press Release – CentrePort

CentrePort staff are mourning the loss of a fellow worker who died in Wellington Hospital yesterday. Read more »

Cabin crew seek inclusion in regulations on flight fatigue

Press Release – E tu

Cabin crew say its time they were included in Civil Aviation Authority regulations, including rules related to fatigue. Read more »

Could you be breaking the ‘laws of love’ on Valentine’s Day?

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

Could you be breaking the laws of love on Valentines Day in the office? Read more »

Bill to address victims of domestic violence in employment

Press Release – Shine

Bill to provide better support for victims of domestic violence in employment Domestic abuse charity Shine supports Green MP Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill which will allow victims of domestic violence in employment to take … Read more »

Lyttleton Port Co and Maritime Union reach agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Representatives from Lyttleton Port Co and the Maritime Union of New Zealand reached an agreement in principle and all strike notices have been lifted. Read more »

Carpet Mill becomes Consumer Trusted

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Carpet Mill is the latest company to be able to call itself Consumer Trusted . The Kiwi carpet-maker joins Flick Electric Co, Heartland Seniors Finance, Inspire Net, Resene ColorShop, Shoe Clinic, Skinny Mobile, Triton Hearing, and WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds … Read more »

Lyttelton Port strike cancelled this weekend

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – A planned Maritime Union of New Zealand strike will not go ahead at Lyttelton Port Co’s container terminal this weekend, though there are still strike notices in place for later in the month. Read more »

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