Orora workers to take industrial action from Monday

Press Release – EPMU

240 workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch will begin a two-week overtime ban on Monday, after mediation with their employer did not resolve their bargaining issues yesterday. Read more »

Logging operation death: Name release

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The man who died after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest yesterday (26 March, 2015) has now been identified. Read more »

Clearer employment standards welcomed

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The Government will introduce an Employment Standards Bill to Parliament this year to clarify employers record-keeping requirements and introduce tougher penalties for breaching them. Read more »

Youth Inspire funded by The Todd Foundation

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Philanthropist organisation The Todd Foundation has funded Youth Inspire Trust, the group running the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs in Wainuiomata, $200,000 over the next two years. Read more »

Some good changes but who is going to enforce them?

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The package of changes to minimum employment standards is a good start but doesnt address the elephant in the room says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. Read more »

Urgent Action Needed on Cleaning Industry Training

Press Release – CrestClean

Figures just released by NZQA showing a shocking level of training uptake by cleaners has led to calls from New Zealands leading commercial company CrestClean for the introduction of a National Standard for the $1 billion commercial cleaning industry. Read more »

Director-General of Health Appointed

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Mr Chai Chuah as Chief Executive and Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health. Read more »

2015 NZ International Business Awards winners announced

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

There was more than a touch of magic in the air tonight as winners of the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards were announced, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories sweeping up four awards, including the coveted Judges … Read more »

Govt moves to strengthen employment standards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum employment standards. Read more »

Government closes door on local businesses

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

New Zealanders will not get a say on the governments decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson. Read more »

Context Architects appoints award-winning architect

Press Release – Context Architects

Context Architects has appointed renowned architect Jonathan Gibb as an associate. Returning from a five-year stint in Melbourne, Jonathan has more than twenty years experience of master planning and designing buildings and developments both in New … Read more »

ApolloNation promotes Jason Kennedy

Press Release – Apollo Nation

Specialist brand activations and shopper marketing agency ApolloNation today announced the promotion of Jason Kennedy to the position of Group Account Director of the Auckland agency, where he will oversee the account service teams across all clients. Read more »

Labour looks to put the tea back into entitlements

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is moving to restore the rights of Kiwis to take tea and rest breaks, Leader Andrew Little says. Within months of the Governments Employment Relations Amendment Bill becoming law we are already seeing some of our largest companies, including … Read more »

Community Services Struggle for Support

Press Release – SEEK

SEEK New Zealand has today released information revealing insight into one of the countrys most valuable industries, Community Services and Development. Read more »

‘Muslims at Work’ Summit

Press Release – AUT University

New Zealands Equal Employment Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue will address the Muslims at Work in New Zealand summit at AUT University on 1 April, describing how organisations seek to incorporate religion in their workplace. Other speakers include Kevin Jenkins, … Read more »

George Weston beefs up Big Ben capacity

Press Release – Botica Butler Raudon Public Relations

Auckland, 25 March, 2015 George Weston Foods is investing more than $5 million in new plant and equipment for its Wiri factory, the home of Big Ben Pies. This will increase production capacity and will lead to the creation of new jobs. Read more »

Cotton On Group will maintain paid tea breaks

Press Release – Cotton On Group

In response to recent comments made by First Union NZ, the Cotton On Group would like to make it clear that no changes have been made to our workers’ rights in any of our distribution centres. Negotiations are currently in place between the Cotton … Read more »

Invermay petition delivered to Parliament

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Invermay petition delivered to Parliament Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark handed over a 12,450 signature Save Invermay petition to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran on the steps of Parliament today. The level of support that the … Read more »

Free Press: Act Party Bulletin

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Its been five long years since Nationals tax cuts, and it feels like the taxmans grip is tightening. Theres a reason: bracket creep. Inflation means our earnings go up on paper, pushing us into higher tax brackets whether we have any real increase … Read more »

Cotton On first to test the tea breaks law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Australian corporate Cotton On, the first major business operating in New Zealand to exploit the new tea breaks law, could walk away from negotiations if it doesnt get its own way, says Labour Party Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

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