Big increase in organisations showcasing diversity

Press Release – Diversityworks

The number of entries to the Diversity Awards NZ has increased by 75 per cent this year, with organisations across New Zealand showcasing more than 90 initiatives designed to increase diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. The Diversity … Read more »

Regulator’s focus on minimum employment entitlements

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Regulators focus on minimum employment entitlements continues Smiths City Group Limited (Smiths City) is the latest in a string of businesses to come under fire for failing to provide employees with minimum statutory entitlements. This trend, … Read more »

Wendy’s impose cut in rostered hours for union members

Press Release – Unite Union

Fast food company Wendy’s has imposed a cut of up to 20% in the usual rostered hours for Unite Union members. Read more »

6 potential uses of blockchain in HR and recruitment

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

Verifying candidate credentials, referencing and work contracts are just three areas of HR and recruitment that blockchain technology will impact, says recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

Most optimistic business leaders are young, female or Māori

Press Release – Westpac

A comprehensive survey of businesses by Westpac NZ shows leaders who are young, female or Mori are among the most optimistic in the country. Read more »

Millennials discuss Future of Work at Techweek

Press Release – Techweek

As part of Techweek 2018, a sold-out panel discussion at GreenHouse on Wednesday 23 May will explore the changing nature of work as told by millennials. The event is hosted by freelance network The SYNC Collective. Read more »

Council investigating Living Wage for Bus Drivers

Press Release – FIRST Union

On Friday 18 May FIRST Union delegate Nat Tatana made a deputation to Waikato Regional Council Transport Committee about bus driver wages in the region. During his ten-minute presentation Nat expressed concern about the current wage rates for Bus Drivers, … Read more »

E tū: labour reforms long over-due

Press Release – E tu Union

E t says proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act are long over-due and essential to addressing widespread labour abuses in New Zealand. Read more »

Volunteering NZ Chief Executive Departing 20 July 2018

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering NZ Chief Executive, Scott Miller, has announced his resignation, effective Friday, 20 July 2018. Read more »

ServiceIQ’s CEO to depart

Press Release – ServiceIQ

After five years leading the organisation, ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington has decided to pursue fresh challenges. Read more »

Economic diversification for just transition underway

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Thursdays budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today. Read more »

370 new jobs at Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

A new line-up of 27 food and beverage outlets across the domestic and international terminals will lead to hundreds of new jobs at Auckland Airport over the next 12 months. Read more »

ProdCom to investigate impacts of disruptive technology

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Productivity Commission will conduct an investigation into the impacts of technological change and disruption, and the future of work. Read more »

ChristchurchNZ 2018 Budget commentary

Press Release – ChristchurchNZ

Highlights for Christchurch and Canterbury The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to make nearly $300 million available to accelerate the Canterbury recovery: $298.5 million of capital in 2018/19 for an acceleration fund, plus … Read more »

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech

Speech – Green Party

This is what a real government looks like Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech Read more »

Funding could protect thousands of migrant workers

Press Release – FIRST Union

FIRST Union welcomes the Governments announcement of 34 million dollars towards a beefing up of Labour Inspectors. Read more »

Budget 2018 not positive for tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Cutting Tourism New Zealands funding is short-sighted and will end up costing the economy through lost export earnings, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. We are disappointed that todays Budget has reduced Tourism New Zealands budget by … Read more »

Budget 2018 has no action on skills

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is disappointed to see no new investment in on-the-job training and apprenticeships in Budget 2018. Read more »

Investing in our rangatahi

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Mori Development Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment 17 May 2018 Investing in our rangatahi The Coalition Governments plan to enhance education and employment outcomes for rangatahi has been given a boost … Read more »

Youth employment training places double

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Investing in the future of our young people is a core commitment of the Coalition Government and Budget 2018 makes a substantial investment in the training and employment of rangatahi, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Defence Minister … Read more »

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