Opposition offering a clear choice on equal pay

Press Release – Public Service Association

A change of government would make pay equity a reality following announcements from the Labour and Green parties over the past weekend, offering a sharp contrast from the current Governments attempt to shut down current claims under new and restrictive … Read more »

Two workplace injuries in two days and no notification

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Employers must actively manage risks to ensure workers go home healthy and safe according to WorkSafe New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington Small Business Group relaunches better than ever

Press Release – Wellington Small Business Group

The Wellington Small Business Group, an informal arrangement of shared interests, is to relaunch on August 23. Read more »

No excuse for denying mental health workers equal pay

Press Release – Public Service Association

A leaked letter from the Ministry of Health to DHBs warning them not to extend equal pay to mental health support workers confirms that the Government is wilfully ignoring the current crisis in mental health, which the Public Service Association considers … Read more »

Pay mental health workers fairly

Press Release – Green Party

Mental health workers need to be paid fairly so that droves of people dont leave the sector while it is in crisis, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Jonathan Coleman “disingenuous” about Equal Pay Agreement

Press Release – E tu

E t says it is disingenuous of Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman to assert that unions involved in the Equal Pay Settlement agreed to exclude mental health support workers. Read more »

The 8 questions every firm must answer on data privacy

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Firms holding private information about any of their customers need good answers to eight questions to be sure they’re protecting their customers’ data well enough, says a new set of draft guidelines from the government-funded but … Read more »

NZ has healthy start-up culture but needs more support: MYOB

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand has a healthy start-up culture, but more can be done to support the development of home-grown entrepreneurs, says business software provider MYOB. Read more »

E tū embraces Equal Pay week

Press Release – E tu

E t is urging women to embrace Equal Pay week, as it focusses on winning an Equal Pay deal for mental health support workers. Read more »

New Zealand’s Start-up Ecosystem Grows up

Press Release – MYOB

A special report by MYOB highlights that Aotearoa is one of the best places in the world to start a business, but more can be done to support a thriving start-up ecosystem Read more »

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points Nature would have legal status under a government with the Greens at its heart, day two of the Environmental Defence Societys Tipping Points conference heard. Read more »

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Press Release – New Zealander of the year

The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title. There has been a surge in nominations … Read more »

Delegat managing director Graeme Lord to step down

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed winemaker, said managing director Graeme Lord will step down in July 2018 after four years in the role and 19 years with the company. Read more »

Worker burnt after risks not managed

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Failure to adequately assess and control the risks of working near live electricity left a trainee worker with serious burns, says WorkSafe. Wellington Electricity engaged Northpower to carry out maintenance work on roadside transformers in the Wellington … Read more »

Recruitment shouldn’t be a luxury

Press Release – Talent Unleashed Awards

Talent NZ has partnered with co working space BizDojo to provide start-ups with immediate access to the skills required to recruit the technology talent which will drive New Zealands next wave of innovation. Read more »

Minister launches “stunning” Service Sector Regional Plans

Press Release – Service IQ

Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ. Launched at Parliament, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon … Read more »

Service sector regional training plans launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Louise Upston Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 9 August 2017 Media Statement Service sector regional training plans launched Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the … Read more »

We Want Living Wage Too: Cleaners at Parliament Speak Out

Press Release – Equality Network

Cleaners at Parliament are slaving away for just $15.75, before tax. Cleaners like Eseta Ailaoa whose work day starts at 12pm. She cleans for 40 hours a week. Its hard work – lifting heavy bins and replacing bin liners and scrubbing toilets. Read more »

Enliven Wins Careerforce Training Excellence Award

Press Release – Enliven

The social services organisation, which supports older people and those with disabilities and injuries living in our communities to be as independent as possible, won the employer category of the inaugural Careerforce Training Excellence Awards announced … Read more »

Options to trim employer PAYE costs proposed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the release of a tax officials paper, seeking feedback on options to reduce the cost to employers of administering PAYE information. Read more »

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