Metlifecare pay deal praised by Unions

Press Release – Joint Press Release

A new collective agreement at Metlifecare is being hailed by staff as setting a new standard for pay and conditions in the aged care sector. Read more »

Halfway mark in 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Referendum

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

One in five registered voters have cast their vote at the halfway mark in the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum. Read more »

Nurses vote for new collective agreement

Press Release – NZNO

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 district health boards (DHBs) around the country have voted to accept the DHBs proposed multi-employer collective agreement (MECA). Read more »

High Court dismissal of NZTA’s Basin appeal

Press Release – Richard Reid and Associates

Subject: Press release by Richard Reid & Associates – High Court dismissal of NZTA’s appeal against the Board of Inquiry’s report and decision into the Basin Bridge Proposal: Read more »

Easter trading benefit for tourism industry

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Liberalising the Easter trading legislation will benefit the tourism industry and local economies, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Read more »

Workers safety, rights, rest time at Easter all go backwards

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

News that the government is planning to cut into family time off at Easter for retail workers comes on top of other backward steps for working conditions this week, the CTU said tonight. Read more »

Government Should Go Further on Shopping Hours

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed reports that the Government is moving to provide greater flexibility around shop trading hours on Easter Sunday, but has also called for the Government to go further in allowing New Zealanders to choose when they shop. Read more »

Celebrating breastfeeding in the workplace

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Celebrating breastfeeding in the workplace World Breastfeeding Week takes place every year in the first week of August. This years theme is Breastfeeding and work lets make it work! The campaign aims to empower and support working … Read more »

Talley’s AFFCO workers to strike

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

1000 members of the New Zealand Meat Workers Union at eight AFFCO plants in the North Island have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action next week. Read more »

Small businesses targeted by Corporate Portal invoicing scam

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is warning New Zealand small business owners of an invoicing scam undertaken through the post by a German company which operates a website called Corporate Portal New Zealand. Business owners have been approached to update their … Read more »

Breastfeeding and work – let’s make it work!

Press Release – UNICEF

4 August 2015 World Breastfeeding Week 2015: Breastfeeding and work lets make it work! Read more »

Commission wool scouring conference deferred

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Yesterday the Commerce Commission was provided with new confidential information in relation to the property valuations involved in Cavalier Wool Holdings Limiteds application to acquire 100% of New Zealand Wool Services Internationals wool scouring … Read more »

Best Buy Award finds NZers prefer Toyota, Countdown, Spark

Press Release – Best Buy Awards

The first Best Buy Award research conducted in New Zealand shows that when it comes to the pricequality ratio, New Zealanders give the highest grades to companies and products such as Toyota, Countdown, Nestl, Spark and Colgate Read more »

Forestry death guilty plea proves case for reform

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A logging companys guilty plea over the death of one of their workers proves the need to strengthen health and safety laws, Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway says. Charles Finlay was killed in July 2013 when he was hit by … Read more »

Dignity, Equality and a Living Wage

Press Release – The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota

The Coalition of Selwyn Supporters will hold a public meeting Wednesday 5th August 7pm, at Pt Chevalier Primary School Auditorium to call on the Selwyn Foundation to lead the way in aged care by paying a Living Wage to their staff and ensuring that … Read more »

Tiwai Point welcomed but strategy needed

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The news that Tiwai Point Aluminium smelter will remain open is good news for the 800 workers at the plant and the people of Southland, but points to a need for a comprehensive regional development strategy, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. … Read more »

Wages climbing faster than CPI

Press Release – Senescall Akers Ltd

Private sector pay increases continue to run well ahead of inflation during the past year, according to employment relations consultancy Adelhelm & Associates latest private sector wage survey. Read more »

Australian Labor Doing Right Thing for Kiwis in Oz

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pleased the Australian Labor Party favours fairer treatment for Kiwis living in Australia. Read more »

Extra Jetstar route welcomed by Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

An extra air connection with Dunedin via a three-times-a-week Jetstar service is likely to bring more people through the capital, says Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

Building industry occupational board appointments announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Appointments to the Building Practitioners, Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers and Registered Architects Boards and the Chartered Professional Engineers Council were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

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