Easter Trading: Govt gives working people the middle finger

Press Release – FIRST Union

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. Read more »

Vinyl Bar employees have sexual violence prevention training

Press Release – Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

Vinyl Bar employees undergo sexual violence prevention training,following criticism from patrons of handling of a sexual assault Read more »

Shop Trading Hours Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill that enables territorial authorities to decide whether shops in their district can trade on Easter Sunday has passed its third reading in Parliament this afternoon. The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is a pragmatic and well-balanced Bill which … Read more »

Amnesty for Foreign Students Covers up Failing Inspectorate

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The so-called amnesty for foreign students who dob in exploitative employers is a cover-up for a Labour Inspectorate that is failing to do its job, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Rule change keeps seafarers working

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Associate Minister of Transport 25 August 2016 Media Statement Rule change keeps seafarers working Seafarers with most older domestic certificates will be able to continue using them without the cost of moving to a new modern ticket, … Read more »

CityLife Auckland Receptionist Judged NZ’s Best

Press Release – CityLife Auckland

MS PRIYANKA (Payal) SHARMA of CityLife Auckland has been awarded the AICR New Zealand 2016 Receptionist of the Year. Read more »

Please Stop the Politicking And Fix Shop Trading Hours Mess

Press Release – Retail NZ

As the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is being debated in Parliament, Retail NZ has urged our MPs to put their politics aside and fix the current set of broken rules. Read more »

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers

Press Release – First Union

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers The Ranfurly community will take a stand tomorrow afternoon against Westpacs proposal to shut the towns only bank. Westpac is consulting on a proposal to close 19 bank branches across … Read more »

Airways New Zealand appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Ambrose as Chief Technology Officer, a new role for New Zealands air navigation service provider (ANSP). As a technology enabled business, Airways is dedicated to providing safe, … Read more »

Companies use selfies to stay safe at work

Press Release – ThunderMaps

A local app developer is helping companies make health and safety fun, so that employees stay safe at work. This novel approach was conceived and is being championed by ThunderMaps, a leading provider of mobile reporting software for workplace health and safety. Read more »

Firm highly commended for Empowerment at Diversity Awards

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts has been awarded Highly Commended in the Empowerment category at the prestigious Diversity NZ Awards, held last night at SkyCity. The award celebrates innovative responses to gender balance in the workforce. Read more »

Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Press Release – Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust

The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust wishes to announce that it has formally been accredited as a Living Wage Employer 2016/17 by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

29 Trades Apprentices Graduate in Auckland

Press Release – Apprenticeship Training Trust

Twenty-nine (29) trades apprentices from the Auckland region celebrated their graduation, and prize winning, from the Apprenticeship Training Trusts (ATT) training scheme at a ceremony in South Auckland on Wednesday evening, 24 August. The graduating apprentices … Read more »

NZ Police honoured by Diversity Awards wins

Press Release – New Zealand Police

NZ Police is proud and honoured to be the winner of the Diversity Works NZ 2016s Empowerment Award, and the overall Supreme Award, in recognition of our innovative responses to improving gender balance in the workforce. Read more »

UnitedFuture Secures Clarity For Contractors

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader, Peter Dunne, said today he could no longer support The Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill because of ongoing concerns with the Bill as drafted as well as receiving undertakings from the Minister of Workplace … Read more »

Maori Miss Out on Jobs with ‘Brown Table’ Iwi-Owned Company

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 24 AUGUST 2016 Maori Miss Out on Jobs with Brown Table Iwi-Owned Company Ngi Tahu and Tainui-owned company Go Bus is recruiting driver and trainee drivers from … Read more »

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work Working people are pleased that today politicians will be discussing the Minimum Wage (Contractors Remuneration) Bill. We are calling on political parties who care about working people, and their families, … Read more »

Go Bus Confident of Employing Local Drivers

Press Release – Go Bus

Go Bus Transport, New Zealands largest and most diverse bus operator, says it has been delighted with the applications already received for local bus drivers to work on its South Auckland services that were recently awarded following a tender … Read more »

Union offers 11th hour solution on Easter trading

Press Release – FIRST Union

The union representing working people in retail is calling on the Government to withdraw the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill and convene a cross-sector working group to develop Easter trading laws the country can agree on. Read more »

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Workplace Relations Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages Just 16,000 or 8 per cent of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for … Read more »

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