Sanford closure: redundancy pay an insult to workers

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

Workers at the Sanford mussel processing facility in Christchurch are gobsmacked by the companys decision to give a minimal redundancy payment to workers after a stressful and uncertain few weeks. Read more »

Closure of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Sanford ( NZX:SAN ) is meeting with its Christchurch employees at 1.00pm today to confirm that it is closing the companys Christchurch mussel processing facility. Production at the mussel opening plant ended at 12:30pm today. Read more »

Transparency needed from NZ Post on future job and cuts

Press Release – EPMU

Any re-negotiation of New Zealand Posts deed of understanding needs to be done openly and fairly, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. Over the past few years, New Zealand Post has been cut to the bone as the government demands bigger … Read more »

Zero hour contracts must go

Press Release – Closing The Gap

The exploitation of workers via zero hour contracts has touched a nerve in New Zealand, so much so that the government is being forced to look at ways to curb employers misuse of staff. Read more »

May maintenance for refinery

Press Release – Refining NZ

Process units at Refining NZ will begin shutting down for three weeks of planned maintenance starting Saturday 2 May. Read more »

Air NZ to fly over 650,000 more domestic seats in FY16

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will increase its total domestic capacity by more than 650,000 seats in the coming financial year. Read more »

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New Zealand minimum wage, Labours MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard says. Read more »

PSA misrepresenting the facts, says Waikato DHB

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is disappointed by the NZ Public Service Associations (PSA) actions to protest outside Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre in Hamilton today and the continued misrepresentation of the facts to both its members and the media. Read more »

Promotions at James & Wells – ‘champions of innovation’

Press Release – James and Wells

National intellectual property specialists James & Wells are proud to announce three staff promotions among their ranks, naming Peter Brown and Owen Culliney as Senior Associates, and Sebastien Aymeric as an Associate. Managing partner Kate Wilson … Read more »

Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently

Press Release – ElderNet

To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? Read more »

NZGBC showcases sustainability with Green Star rating

Press Release – Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) today achieved a 5 Green Star rating for its own office fit-out proving that a modest budget is no barrier to sustainability. Read more »

Endorsed consultants to support boards

Press Release – NZSTA

NZSTAs new Human Resources team has called for expressions of interest from independent consultants wishing to be endorsed by NZSTA to work with boards of trustees on principal appointment and performance management (appraisal). A pilot scheme has been running … Read more »

Otago Careers Festival Programme Launched

Press Release – Sequel Events

The Otago Careers Festival has launched its 2015 programme of events this week. Over 70 career related events are happening throughout Otago during the month of May as the seventh annual Otago Careers Festival takes place. Read more »

Sort your hazards so staff stay safe

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Logistics company Halls Direct Limited has been fined $50,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after one of their trucks reversed into an employee, Peter Lepou, pinning him against a loading bay. Mr Lepou fractured his ribs and spine, … Read more »

SFWU submits counter-proposal to SDHB plan

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) food service workers has submitted a counter-proposal to plans to outsource food production for meals on wheels and hospital meals. The SDHB are considering a proposal from Health Benefits … Read more »

New Zealanders not yet confident to re-enter the job market

Press Release – Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Despite the positive economic indicators many New Zealanders not yet confident to re-enter the job market Read more »

Seasonal changes pose risks for farmers

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

The recent cold snap is a timely reminder for farmers that we are heading into a high-risk period for vehicle and machinery-related injuries. Read more »

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for council

Press Release – New Brighton Business and Landowners Association

The Christchurch City Council has recently released its draft Long Term Plan (LTP) and has called for consultation from the wider Christchurch community. Read more »

Employment, choice focus of disability meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, meeting at Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Melbourne. Read more »

No zero hours at Work & Income either

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Any new law on zero hours contracts must make it absolutely explicit that beneficiaries are not to be work tested for jobs where there are no guaranteed minimum hours and days of work. This morning Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse outlined potential … Read more »

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