KiwiRail can’t outsource responsibility

Press Release – First Union

The government must guarantee New Zealanders that Chinese engineers working on KiwiRails locomotives are at least receiving the minimum wage says Rail and Maritime Transport Union spokesperson Todd Valster. Read more »

Disability support services data released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Data released today about the use of Ministry of Health-funded disability support services will help ensure that disabled New Zealanders are receiving the best services, says Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Read more »

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New Zealand minimum wage, Labours MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard says. Read more »

Business Buddy sees benefits of Minecraft

Press Release – Chatterbox PR

EVERY parent has that moment when they wish their kids would get off the damn computer and go and play outside but are all games as bad as older generations think? Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

TV3s Campbell Live appears doomed, with a 77% probability it will be cancelled before 1 January 2016 , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. John Keys position as … Read more »

Promotions at James & Wells – ‘champions of innovation’

Press Release – James and Wells

National intellectual property specialists James & Wells are proud to announce three staff promotions among their ranks, naming Peter Brown and Owen Culliney as Senior Associates, and Sebastien Aymeric as an Associate. Managing partner Kate Wilson … Read more »

Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently

Press Release – ElderNet

To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? Read more »

Government has let quarry workers down

Press Release – NZCTU

Unions are dismayed at the second death of a worker in a quarry within less than a month. Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Scott Baldwin, who was killed on 19 March in South Timaru, and the yet-unnamed worker, who died yesterday … Read more »

Endorsed consultants to support boards

Press Release – NZSTA

NZSTAs new Human Resources team has called for expressions of interest from independent consultants wishing to be endorsed by NZSTA to work with boards of trustees on principal appointment and performance management (appraisal). A pilot scheme has been running … Read more »

Melbourne job fair this weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The final event in the current New Zealand job fair series in Australia will take place in Melbourne this weekend, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise … Read more »

Government two-faced on zero-hour contracts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government should look to ban zero-hour contracts in its own back yard before getting too high and mighty about other employers using them, Labours Health spokesperson Annette King says. Read more »

Otago Careers Festival Programme Launched

Press Release – Sequel Events

The Otago Careers Festival has launched its 2015 programme of events this week. Over 70 career related events are happening throughout Otago during the month of May as the seventh annual Otago Careers Festival takes place. Read more »

Sort your hazards so staff stay safe

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Logistics company Halls Direct Limited has been fined $50,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after one of their trucks reversed into an employee, Peter Lepou, pinning him against a loading bay. Mr Lepou fractured his ribs and spine, … Read more »

SFWU submits counter-proposal to SDHB plan

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) food service workers has submitted a counter-proposal to plans to outsource food production for meals on wheels and hospital meals. The SDHB are considering a proposal from Health Benefits … Read more »

New Zealanders not yet confident to re-enter the job market

Press Release – Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Despite the positive economic indicators many New Zealanders not yet confident to re-enter the job market Read more »

Employment, choice focus of disability meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, meeting at Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Melbourne. Read more »

No zero hours at Work & Income either

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Any new law on zero hours contracts must make it absolutely explicit that beneficiaries are not to be work tested for jobs where there are no guaranteed minimum hours and days of work. This morning Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse outlined potential … Read more »

Time for McDonald’s to upsize work hours

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling on McDonalds to have more respect for their workers and offer them more guaranteed work hours. McDonalds is proposing to guarantee its workers 80 per cent of their rostered hours, Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain … Read more »

McDonald’s statement over zero hours

Press Release – McDonalds

A McDonald’s spokesperson this morning issued qa brief updated statement on the recent negotiations with Unite Union. Whether it’s scheduled or worked hours, we’re committed to moving away from zero hours contracts and we’re committed to bargaining … Read more »

Impact of Zero Hour Contracts on Tax Returns

Press Release – NZ Tax Refunds

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds welcomes the recent announcement by Restaurant Brands that zero hour contracts will no longer be offered to employees. According to WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds, many of their customers who are owed a tax refund are those on zero … Read more »

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