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Kiwifruit Industry’s big push for Seasonal Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Labour shortage likely for BOP kiwifruit industry in 2019 Kiwifruit Industry launches attraction campaign for pickers and packers New Labour Coordinator role for BOP kiwifruit industry formed with support from the Provincial Growth Fund, the Ministry of Social … Read more »

New role may alleviate kiwifruit labour shortage

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand kiwifruit growers’ association says it has gained support from the governments Provincial Growth Fund and the Ministry of Social Development to employ a labour coordinator to try to alleviate an expected … Read more »

Mediation proves a productive step

Press Release – PPTA

PPTA and the Ministry of Education met yesterday for mediated bargaining talks about their collective agreement negotiations. Read more »

ECan staff to strike on Monday 17 December

Press Release – Public Service Association

PSA members at Environment Canterbury (ECan) have voted to take strike action on Monday after unsuccessful bargaining. Read more »

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealands Public Service A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaalii Dr Karanina … Read more »

Brakes applied to pay increases for public service chiefs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector Pay Report , which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing. Read more »

Senior pay starts to level off

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the State Services Commissions Senior Pay Report for the 2017/18 financial year. Read more »

Wellbeing focus National Health and Safety at Work Strategy

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

New Zealands Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-2028 released yesterday has been welcomed by the workplace regulator, WorkSafe New Zealand. Read more »

Broader definition of workplace harm

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway wants a greater focus on how to reduce all kinds of workplace harm in a new health and safety strategy. Read more »

Action needed to help people with mental health issues

Press Release – OECD

New Zealand has carried out major health and welfare reforms over the past decade but needs to do more to help people with mental health issues stay in work or find a job, according to a new OECD report. Read more »

Strategy launched for keeping Kiwis healthier and safer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Strategy launched for keeping Kiwis healthier and safer at work A new Health and Safety at Work Strategy commits New Zealand to better practices in the workplace for the next decade, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced … Read more »

2018 Public Service Workforce Data published

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. Read more »

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