Govt hikes minimum wage 3.3% to $15.75/hour

Article – BusinessDesk

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the minimum wage will rise 50 cents from April 1 to $15.75 per hour, or about 53 percent of the average hourly rate. Read more »

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people welcome todays Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased – not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April. Read more »

Minimum wage increase inadequate

Press Release – E tu

E t says a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage doesnt go far enough and employers should commit to paying the Living Wage. Read more »

Minimum wage increase no relief for many Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The minimum wage increase announced today will be cold comfort to thousands of New Zealanders struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, says Labours Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

How to get a job in 2017

Press Release – Hays

If a new job is on your radar this year, you need a strong story, consistent brand and evidence that you can add value, according to recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

Minimum wage goal should be $20 an hour

Press Release – Unite Union

While welcoming an increase in the minimum wage by 50 cents an hour, Mike Treen of Unite Union says that this new level only maintains its value at about 50% of the average wage. Read more »

Minimum Wage Increase

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to this afternoons announced increase of the minimum wage by more than 8-times the level of inflation, New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 24 January 2017 Media Statement Minimum wage to increase to $15.75 Read more »

Better diversity and inclusion outcomes

Press Release – Diversity Works

Achieving business success in an ever-changing economy is an ongoing challenge and forward-thinking leaders are constantly seeking strategies to gain a competitive advantage. Read more »

Auckland Chamber launches confidential service

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Increasing numbers of migrants and younger workers being taken advantage of by employers; notes Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett. Read more »

NZ employees most upbeat about labour market in eight years

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand employment confidence rose to its highest level in eight years as Kiwis grew more upbeat about the prospect of wage increases and less pessimistic about job opportunities in what’s seen as a robust labour market. Read more »

Warehouse hires NZ Baycorp boss Donna Cooper

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, which is cutting costs by amalgamating its retail divisions, has hired Baycorp’s New Zealand general manager Donna Cooper to run its financial services unit. Read more »

Lyttelton Port container terminal workers back on strike

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Maritime Union of New Zealand members at Lyttelton Port’s container terminal are back on strike in rolling industrial action over planned roster changes Read more »

Liz Coutts named as new chair of Skellerup

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Liz Coutts has taken over as chair of industrial rubber goods maker Skellerup Holdings, with Selwyn Cushing stepping down after 10 years in the role. Read more »

Demand drives surging salaries for engineers

Press Release – IPENZ Engineers NZ

Engineers take home an average of nearly $100,000 a year and their salaries are growing strongly, according to the annual IPENZ Remuneration Survey. Read more »

Ravensdown appoints new regional manager

Press Release – Ravensdown

18 JANUARY 2017 – Ravensdown has announced George Williams (Ngti Porou) will take over the role of Regional Manager Eastern North Island. Read more »

Intellectually disabled youth given helping hand into work

Press Release – Hell Pizza

HELL continues to build on its reputation as a champion of the underdog. Over four years, in partnership with IHCs IDEA Services, HELL will have put 54 youths with intellectual disabilities through its paid training programme Active in Hell … Read more »

ANZ New Zealand, NZOG join early 2017 executive reshuffle

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ Bank New Zealand and New Zealand Oil & Gas are among firms announcing rejigged executive line-ups at the start of the new year. Read more »

St John exhibit unhealthy coping strategy

Press Release – Health Sector Workers Network

St John are stopping bargaining with Ambulance workers from First Union. This is called avoidance and is an unhealthy coping mechanism. Read more »

Flexible work practices key to holding onto holiday vibe

Press Release – Diversity Works

Many Kiwis will be heading back to work this month, inspired by their summer break to improve the balance between work and life in 2017 Read more »

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