Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today rejected claims that the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill currently before Parliament will make it harder to settle pay equity claims. Read more »

NZ First seeks minimum wage of $20 within three years

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand First is pledging to raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour within three years as part of a confidence and supply agreement to form a government after the Sept 23 election. Read more »

NZ First Commits to Raising Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First will build our economy from the bottom up, creating opportunities for New Zealanders, boosting our economy and increasing productivity. Read more »

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters idea of raising the minimum wage to $20 will have a devastating effect on employment, especially in areas like Northland. Read more »

Mandatory Social Worker Registration Bill

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The ANZASW President, Shannon Pakura, is delighted that the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill has successfully passed First Reading today and has been referred to Social Services Select Committee. Read more »

New appointments to AMINZ Council

Press Release – Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of NZ

WELLINGTON The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) has confirmed the election results for two positions on its ruling Council. Read more »

Oranga Tamariki’s staff exodus

Press Release – Public Service Association

The number of social workers leaving Child, Youth and Family during the formation of Oranga Tamariki was largely down to the expertise of long-serving staff being ignored in the review process and a costly and wasteful Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) … Read more »

NZ Construction Industry forecasts sustainable growth

Press Release – Hays

Over half of New Zealand’s building industry workers can expect a salary increase of up to 5% in the year ahead, according to the 2017 Hays Construction & NZIOB (New Zealand Institute of Building) Salary Guide. Read more »

StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 17 AUGUST 2017 StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water Read more »

Tony Gray appointed interim chairman of Eastland Group

Press Release – Eastland Group

After eight years as chairman of Eastland Group – the Gisborne-based infrastructure company that runs Eastland Network, Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Generation – Nelson Cull officially stepped down at the AGM yesterday. At the same … Read more »

Under-used over-55s can bridge skills gaps

Press Release – Wise Ones

Wise Ones, the online service helping people over the age of 55 find employment, is calling on all employers to look more seriously at taking on older workers Read more »

New pay scale for care & support workers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new pay scale for 55,000 care and support workers has been successfully implemented, with workers receiving their share of the $2 billion pay equity settlement. Read more »

Porirua’s second JOBfest geared for success

Press Release – JOBfest

Poriruas JOBfest will put employment in the spotlight, connecting senior students and young jobseekers to employers and businesses in the region. Read more »

Start-up fund to be refocused

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments Seed Co-investment Fund is being refocused to achieve greater commercial returns and provide better support to new start-up companies, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. 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 »

Research reveals key to employee benefits

Press Release – Hays

Fifty-seven per cent of New Zealanders would like a job offering more than 20 days of annual leave, while 55% would like a day off work for their birthday, according to recruiting experts Hays. 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 »

Heavy-handed orders to DHBs rejected by DHB member

Press Release – Dave Macpherson

An elected member of the Waikato DHB has sharply criticised a Ministry of Health instruction to DHBs for them NOT to ensure pay equity increases are provided for mental health workers in their areas. 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 »

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