Do It Yourself Drug Testing Not the Answer Warns Expert

Press Release – NZ Drug Detection Agency

Auckland, 24 October 2014: Companies trying to save money by conducting their own staff drug testing is highlighting bad practices and does not address workplace safety, warns New Zealands leading drug testing agency. Read more »

Architects put construction upswing in Context

Press Release – Context Architects

Auckland and Christchurch based Context Architects has made two new appointments and announces two promotions this month. Its a sign of increasing activity in the residential sector, particularly in medium and high-density development, … Read more »

Kawerau: industrial incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a Kawerau buisiness where an employee has suffered injuries whilst working with machinery. The injuries are not life threatening, however the employee has now been flown to Rotorua hospital. Read more »

Anglican Family Care staff to rally industrial action rises

Press Release – Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin will hold two rallies in Dunedin next week as they seek a fair pay offer, following a week of low-key industrial action. Read more »

VTNZ Named New Zealand’s 2014 Best Workplace

Press Release – Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey

Auckland, New Zealand, 24 October 2014 IBM Kenexa (NYSE:IBM) a global provider of business technology solutions for human resources, last night presented the award for New Zealands Overall Best Workplace of 2014 to Vehicle Testing New Zealand … Read more »

Wellington tech stars continue to shine

Press Release – Grow Wellington

Wellingtons status as New Zealands high tech capital has been confirmed with the release of this years TIN100. Read more »

Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council boss Tony Marryatt. Read more »

Govt strains to get tea break law through

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been left with egg on its face – failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. Read more »

ANZ workers to resume targeted strike action

Press Release – First Union

Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank tomorrow at various times, including in nine branches around Auckland. Read more »

WA Super Now Accept KiwiSaver Contributions

Press Release – WA Super

Australian superannuation fund WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver accounts effective as of October 23, 2014. Read more »

Colliers International Workplace Report 2014

Press Release – Colliers International

Elbows in the squeeze is on at work. The latest biennial workplace report on occupational trends in CBD office markets by Colliers International shows tenants are squeezing in more workers than in previous years as rents begin to rise in most … Read more »

Union accuses SkyCity CEO of misleading public

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Union has accused SkyCity CEO Nigel Morrison of misleading the public over the cut in hours for a staff member who raised the issue at the company’s AGM. Read more »

Hamilton Retailer Wins National Recognition

Press Release – Service IQ

Ashley works at Liquor King Hillcrest, in Hamilton, and has completed his ServiceIQ National Certificate in Retail Level 2. Read more »

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they … Read more »

Courier driver who blamed fake tax agent is sentenced

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A Papamoa-based courier driver who lied and blamed a non-existent tax agent for mishandling his tax affairs has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and ordered to pay back $180,000. Read more »

Construction momentum builds across New Zealand

Press Release – Hays

Jobs growth in New Zealands construction industry is gathering pace as several large infrastructure developments have commenced or are about to get underway, says recruiting experts Hays Construction. Read more »

Tea breaks gone by lunch time

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling for an eleventh hour reprieve to employment law changes which could see thousands of Kiwi workers not covered by collective agreements lose their smoko breaks, its spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. Read more »

John Key: Our plan for the next three years

Press Release – John Key

This week New Zealands fifty-first Parliament convened for the first time. The National Caucus is a strong, united team and I was pleased to hear the first maiden speeches of our new MPs. I was also proud to take the opportunity to outline some … Read more »

First NZ job fairs in November

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses. Read more »

Māori Operated SMEs Ahead on Earnings

Press Release – MYOB

Mori-operated small businesses have outperformed the SME average over the last year, although operators are less confident of growth in 2015 according to a nationwide survey. Read more »

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