Dozens to lose jobs as Christchurch card plant set to close

Press Release – Etu NZ

About 50 workers are set to lose their jobs after a prominent plastic card manufacturer has proposed moving operations to Australia. Read more »

Improving construction labour shortage

Press Release – Site Safe NZ

Site Safes new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ employment confidence, pay expectations and job security

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders became slightly more confident about job opportunities in the December quarter, though most people aren’t expecting a pay rise this year. Read more »

Work life balance a challenge for NZ businesses

Press Release – Diversity Works

Kiwi workers who have enjoyed the traditional New Zealand summer break at the start of the year should be heading back to their jobs this month feeling rested, refreshed and ready to face the next 12 months. But their challenge, research shows, will be … Read more »

Feds’ Hoggard urges farmers to pay backpackers regular rates

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard says farmers should pay backpackers market rates if they want to keep a handy pool of casual labour and avoid volunteer workers. Read more »

Organic farm exploits ‘thousands’ of travellers

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An organic farm near Christchurch was ruled to have breached the rights of workers it said were volunteers by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), following an Inspectorate investigation. Read more »

NZD hits new 3-mth high as US employment misses expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar touched a new three-month high as US employment figures fell short of expectations on Friday, while commodity-sensitive currencies such as the kiwi remain in vogue at the start of 2018. Read more »

Skilled Candidate Shortage Real Threat to Business Growth

Press Release – Robert Walters

Skilled Candidate Shortage Real Threat to Business Growth New Zealand businesses will struggle to grow to their full potential if highly skilled candidates are not actively recruited back into the New Zealand market says Robert Walters New Zealand … Read more »

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate Toi Ohomai on compassion

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hpai Te Hauora congratulate Toi Ohomai on compassionate approach to student drug testing policy Read more »

Minimum wage to rise to $16.50 by April 1, government says

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today announced the minimum wage will rise 75 cents to $16.50 per hour on April 1. Read more »

PSA Court Victory Highlights Importance of Good Faith

Press Release – Public Service Association

Employers must respect unions right to bargain on behalf of their members, the Employment Court has ruled – and the PSA is welcoming such a clear statement of the law. Read more »

Unite Union Welcomes Minimum Wage Increase

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Union has welcomed the increase in the minimum wage from April of 75 cents an hour. Read more »

Minimum Wage to Increase to $16.50 Per Hour

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents to $16.50 per hour on 1 April 2018, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced today. Read more »

Te Arawa working group formed to combat climate change

Press Release – Te Arawa

A new working group has been set up to help Te Arawa iwi and hap with the growing issue of tackling climate change. The Te Arawa Climate Change Working Group has been established following feedback from iwi and hap and aims to ensure tangata whenua … Read more »

GDP Quality Receives ‘Bump’ From New Annual Benchmarks

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the September quarter of each year, we make changes to improve our quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) data. These changes allow us to incorporate more accurate, but less timely data, and improve the quality of our quarterly series. Read more »

Migrant Workers Picket Restaurant Over Wage Theft

Press Release – Union Network of Migrants

Migrant workers will be picketing Azon Filipino restaurant at 112 Parnell Road, Auckland at 12.30 today. Read more »

Pay your people their entitlements this Christmas

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate says businesses should learn from the case of an Auckland restaurant penalised in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), and pay employees properly this Christmas. Read more »

Reality hits home for Cadbury workers

Press Release – E tu

It will be a sad day for Dunedin as 85 permanent, full-time Cadbury confectionary workers end their employment with the company, effective Friday. Read more »

Equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Unions, DHBs and providers have welcomed todays announcement that the Government will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers. Read more »

Equal pay one step closer today

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Women working in New Zealand can take good heart from the announcement of Government negotiations on equal pay for people working in mental health and addiction support, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Every advancement is one step closer to New … Read more »

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