MP pay changes cannot be used to hold public servants back

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the changes to MP pay announced today by John Key cannot be used to justify withholding decent pay movement for public servants. Read more »

Green Party welcomes changes to MPs’ salary setting rules

Press Release – Green Party

Its good that the Government has listened to New Zealanders and announced a fairer way to set MPs salaries, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Health and safety paramount as Worksafe launch prosecution

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Worksafes announcement that they have filed a charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) following the tragic shootings at Ashburton Work and Income shows the importance that must be placed on … Read more »

Rohineet Sharma struck off

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Rohineet Sharma be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. Read more »

DLA Piper becomes first global business law firm in NZ

Press Release – DLA Piper

New Zealand has its first global, business law firm with DLA Phillips Fox today becoming DLA Piper New Zealand, continuing an evolution toward global integration that began with an Australian alliance in 1987. The change formalises the growing integration … Read more »

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes. Read more »

Investing in your success

Press Release – Hays

It seems Kiwis are more willing to bet on themselves than our Australian neighbours, with a new survey by recruiting experts Hays showing that 68 per cent of New Zealanders would take a base salary cut for the opportunity to potentially earn more through … Read more »

NZ CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Findings from PwCs New Zealand insights publication, released today, which follows the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, show New Zealand CEOs are less positive about the outlook for the global economy than they were last year with 47 per cent believing … Read more »

MPs’ pay rises should be indexed to median income

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today. Read more »

MP pay rise points the way for teachers

Press Release – PPTA

While teacher salaries have fallen well behind inflation over the last five years, MPs pay has kept much closer to the cost of living. Read more »

MP’s pay rise ten times that of minimum wage worker

Press Release – Unite Union

The pay rise approved for MP’s is ten times that of a full-time minimum wage worker. Read more »

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Press Release – International Transport Workers’ Federation

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland. MUNZ had been locked in a dispute … Read more »

Up to 70 jobs to go at Shanton Fashions Limited

Press Release – BWA Insolvency

Up to 70 jobs to go at Shanton Fashions Limited Up to 70 staff working for Shanton Fashions Limited will lose their jobs and 17 stores will close as the company begins a restructuring process amid voluntary administration. Of the 37 stores nationwide, … Read more »

National health & safety awards now open for entries

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

Entries are now open for the 2015 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. In operation since 2005, the awards are run by Safeguard magazine and proudly supported by WorkSafe New Zealand. Read more »

Commission releases approach to unfair contract terms

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today published its final Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines and its approach to enforcing the new unfair contract terms law when it takes effect next month. Read more »

Minimum wage increase useless without end to zero hours

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Union has welcomed the 50 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage but says that no matter what level the minimum wage reached it is of little benefit unless it is combined with an end to zero hour contracts. Read more »

Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country,” says CTU President Helen Kelly. Read more »

Minimum wage to increase to $14.75

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April. Read more »

Minister Tells Fairytale Over Jobs for Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley is living in wonderland, claiming her government has concern for New Zealand workers, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

Press Release – NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. Read more »

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