Gender equality news – Rise in gender pay gap

Press Release – National Council of Women of NZ

Kia ora koutou, welcome to On Balance – the National Council of Women of New Zealand’s weekly round-up of the latest gender equality news, research and events. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested and let them know they can subscribe … Read more »

Pay gap grows 19% in one year – action needed from Govt

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 19% growth in the size of the gender pay gap – from 9.9% to 11.8% – shows the importance of strong action from Government on the issue of equal pay. Read more »

Pay the job not the gender

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Pay the job not the gender There is an increasing appetite to deal to the persistent gender pay gap, the Council of Trade Unions said today. The New Zealand Income Survey, out today , shows that average hourly pay rates for women are still 14 percent lower … Read more »

Biggest gender pay gap since 2008

Press Release – Green Party

Biggest gender pay gap since 2008 New data released today shows that the difference between median hourly wages for men and women is the largest since National took office in 2008 evidence that Nationals hands-off approach to closing the gender … Read more »

Gender pay gap still fixed at fourteen percent

Press Release – Pay Equity Coalition

Todays New Zealand Income Survey shows the Government is overdue to take real action on the gender pay gap, says the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition. The survey shows that the average hourly rate for women is still 14 percent lower than that … Read more »

NZ’s productivity and dynamism sharply lower

Press Release – Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited

Grant Thorntons 2015 Global Dynamism Index (GDI) currently ranks New Zealand as the worlds 13th most dynamic country compared to 4th out of 60 countries in the 2013 index. Our labour productivity ranking has slipped even lower, New Zealand ranked … Read more »

Learning pipeline strengthened

Press Release – Business NZ

Learning pipeline strengthened Increased participation in Trades Academies is good for students, business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. Trades academies, in conjunction with schools, teach vocational courses. The Government is adding 600 places to bring … Read more »

Millennials Expecting International Opportunities

Press Release – Robert Walters

A new whitepaper released today by leading specialist recruitment firm Robert Walters has found that almost 9 in 10 Millennials working in New Zealand and Australia want to go overseas to work. More than 1000 professionals were surveyed and a huge 87% … Read more »

Appointment to New Zealand Film Commission Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Appointment to New Zealand Film Commission Board Wellington lawyer John McCay has been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. John McCay has extensive experience in … Read more »

Survey: NZ Super alone won’t fund a comfortable retirement

Press Release – Financial Services Council

On this International Day of Older Persons we should celebrate what the generations share rather than what divides us and learn from each other says Financial Services Council CEO Peter Neilson. Read more »

Another 940 in Trades Academies from 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More young people will have the opportunity to combine study and practical experience with 940 additional places in Trades Academies, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. A funding … Read more »

Action on price-to-income ratio key housing issue

Press Release – Auckland Council

Action on price-to-income ratio the key issue for housing affordability, says Chief Economist Read more »

Employment forum findings: preparation of students for work

Press Release – RCSA

Today’s employment forum findings: preparation of students for work, thinking differently about the transition from education to work Read more »

Defence Force job cuts not so black and white

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Gerry Brownlee needs to come clean on planned job cuts at the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) over the next few years, after documents revealed 713 affected military and civilian jobs by 2018. Read more »

TRC remains in strong financial position

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council finished the 2014/2015 financial year strongly, with a pleasing surplus despite minimal rates rises. Read more »

Widespread caution on tertiary league tables justified

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce’s proposal to implement league tables for tertiary institutions takes a backward looking, short term view that could do more harm than good, Labours Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe says. Read more »

NZDF “job cuts” claim incorrect

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has reacted to stories claiming numbers were to be slashed by releasing its people projections for the next four years, which show civilian numbers unaffected and hundreds more uniformed roles added. Read more »

MYOB boosts investment in NZ market with latest acquisition

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB has once again strengthened its commitment to the New Zealand payroll market by acquiring Information Management Services Limited (IMS), which is based in the Hawkes Bay in the North Island, for a purchase price of NZ$9.7million, the company … Read more »

Frog 2015 iNTRAPRENEUR Breakfast Series

Press Release – Frog Recruitment

A valuable lesson in how to ease growing pains, is on the menu for Aucklands top businesses at an exclusive business breakfast later this month. Read more »

Defence Force numbers slashed

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A previously secret report reveals plans to slash hundreds more positions in the New Zealand Defence Force, says Labours Defence spokesperson Phil Goff. Read more »

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