Huckleberry backtrack – In negotiations with union

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union is pleased to announce its calling off strike action this afternoon at the well-known organic grocery store Huckleberrys in Grey Lynn (previously known as Harvest). Read more »

Training Bond Agreements

Press Release – Employers Assistance Ltd

Employers often wish to fund the further training and development of their employees for the benefit of both parties. Our team are often asked about the legal aspect of bonding a staff member to the business in these cases, is it legal and what time … Read more »

Further action at Lyttelton Port as company keeps stalling

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Crew tugs and pilot boats will be out of action from 26 to 29 April at Lyttleton Port, after port workers issued further strike notices following another week of no progress on settling their collective agreement. Read more »

Pivot launches eBook on a holistic approach to remuneration

Press Release – Pivot

Paying your employees is about so much more than just transferring the funds into their bank account. One-dimensional approaches such as this, that dont take into account external market factors, internal relativities, business strategy, government … Read more »

Kiwis should be able to choose to make work better together

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today presented to the Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, in support of giving New Zealanders back the ability to improve workplaces together. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said … Read more »

Use your mouth campaign encourages Kiwi workers to speak up

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has just launched its new Use your mouth campaign. This marketing campaign focuses on encouraging New Zealand workers to speak up about health and safety. Read more »

Five mine staff sought

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

The Pike River Recovery Agency has today started advertising for five new mine staff to assist in managing and running the Pike River mine site. Read more »

BP franchisee owes $250,000 for breaching employment law

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Pegasus Energy Limited, which operated as a BP station in Hastings has been ordered to pay upwards of $132,000 in arrears to two ex-staff and $120,000 in penalties following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. Read more »

Engineers and architects confront their gender problem

Press Release – Engineering New Zealand

Engineers and architects across New Zealand have come together to launch a provocative campaign calling for increased representation of women in their professions. Read more »

E tū “stoked” over Highlanders tickets for Cadbury members

Press Release – E tu

E t says former Cadbury workers are hugely looking forward to this Saturdays Highlanders vs Brumbies game, which they will be able to attend for free. Read more »

Pomegranate Kitchen a SheEO Top 5 female-led venture

Press Release – Pomegranate Kitchen

Wellington social enterprise Pomegranate Kitchen is delighted to have been named as one of five top female-led Kiwi businesses at the SheEO New Zealand Summit in Auckland on April 9. Read more »

Job market strong but it might not last long

Press Release – Trade Me Jobs

The New Zealand job market remained strong in the first quarter of 2018 but this may not last long, according to an analysis of over 66,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs. Read more »

Christchurch Opening Brings Jobs And Doggie Delights

Press Release – Ziwi

Huge worldwide demand for premium natural pet food is behind Ziwis expansion into the South Island this week with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Christchurch. Read more »

Iwi Leader Swaps Corporate Job to Pick Apples

Press Release – ATTN

One of Hawkes Bays most influential Iwi leaders has swapped his corporate job to pick apples this week as the industry faces one of the worst labour shortages in recent years. Read more »

Is Ian Lees-Galloway reaching for the painkillers

Press Release – CultureSafe

Is Ian Lees-Galloway reaching for the painkillers as the Employment Relations Authority becomes the hangover no one wanted? Read more »

Further industrial action on the cards at Port

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Disappointed by Lyttelton Port Companys refusal to compromise and resolve the continuing industrial dispute, port workers have again given 14 days notice of industrial action to begin on 20 April. Read more »

Declaration of Seasonal Tasman Labour Shortage

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development is declaring a seasonal labour shortage across the Tasman region today. Read more »

FIRST Union hopeful The Warehouse might not close in Kaikohe

Press Release – First Union

The union representing The Warehouse workers is hopeful for a resolution this afternoon after being informed the company has re-opened negotiations with its landlord. Read more »

Survey shows proposed employment law changes go too far

Press Release – Simpson Grierson

A recent survey conducted by law firm Simpson Grierson found that most employers strongly believe the Employment Relations Act is working well in its current form and does not need a major overhaul. Read more »

Pending closure of Kaikohe Warehouse store

Press Release – First Union

The union representing The Warehouse workers is shocked and dismayed at the proposed closure of the store in Kaikohe and is concerned the iconic Kiwi brand is no longer putting people first. Read more »

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