NZRDA prepared to strike after disappointing DHB offer

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA members have confirmed they are prepared to strike for safer rosters and have now moved to formally ballot on the issue of strike action. Read more »

Hamilton City Council candidates back the Living Wage

Press Release – Public Service Association

A majority of candidates for positions on Hamilton City Council support a Living Wage for all council staff, and the PSA is welcoming their stance. Read more »

Momentum Builds For Living Wage Councils

Press Release – Living Wage Aotearoa

The Living Wage movement in the Wellington region has applauded Wellington Regional councillors for committing to becoming a living wage council today. “We are really delighted that the Wellington Regional Council has taken this step,” … Read more »

More toilet cleaners or more tradespeople?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is not doing enough to help the construction and trades sector meet its workforce demand, instead steering students towards cleaning toilets, says Labours Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa. Read more »

E tū welcomes Regional Council Living Wage vote

Press Release – E tu

E t has welcomed todays unanimous vote by Wellington Regional Council to support the Living Wage. Read more »

Illegal employment practices

Press Release – PPTA

Only 15 percent of new graduates being employed in permanent positions upon leaving study, with many more being forced to accept illegal contracts says the Post Primary Teachers Association. Read more »

Wellington Regional Council Becomes a Living Wage employer

Press Release – Sue Kedgley

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. Read more »

EQC boss Ian Simpson to leave at the end of the year

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson will leave the government’s disaster insurance scheme head up the geological research unit GNS Science from next year. Read more »

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson leaving for new role

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

Earthquake Commission Chairman Sir Maarten Wevers announced today that Chief Executive Ian Simpson would leave the organisation at the end of the year to take up the role of Chief Executive at GNS Science in 2017. Read more »

Wellington Regional Council to become Living Wage employer?

Press Release – Sue Kedgley

27 September 2016 Media Release: Wellington Regional Council set to become a Living Wage Employer? Read more »

Farmer to pay $87,000 for serious employment law breaches

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Taranaki dairy farm will pay at least $87,000 for serious employment law breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, including $64,000 in arrears, and a $23,000 penalty issued by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Read more »

E tū warns strike-breakers could undermine their own jobs

Press Release – E tu

E t says McCain strike-breakers in New Zealand could succeed in undermining their own employment conditions. Read more »

NZ employment confidence rises in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders grew more optimistic about employment prospects in the September quarter with confidence lifting across age groups, regions and income categories, although workers weren’t so upbeat about wages growth. Read more »

Correction over Talley’s statement

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway has been advised by AFFCO Ltd that AFFCO is not advertising for staff in the Manawatu through MSD as stated in a press statement released earlier today. Read more »

Official information request reveals tip of the iceberg

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations. Read more »

Air New Zealand on the hunt for digital interns

Press Release – Air New Zealand

More than 50 tertiary students gathered last night to vie for a place in Air New Zealands first ever digital internship programme as the airline looks to attract future digital leaders into its business. Read more »

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join in building Respect

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace … Read more »

Job attraction a challenge for NZ Apple and Pear Industry

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

A great challenge facing New Zealands Apple and Pear industry is job attraction not creation, according to its leaders. Read more »

Government helping Talley’s to break workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry for Social Development appears to be assisting Talleys-Affco replace experienced workers effectively locked out by the company, say Labours Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni and Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain … Read more »

More bad faith from a Talley’s owned meat company

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The Employment Relations Authority has found the Talleys owned meat company NZ Land Meats (NZLM) breached good faith by trying to silence workers and their union. Read more »

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