More people in industry training

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that more people are succeeding in industry training programmes. Read more »

Bill English’s call for investment in human capital welcomed

Press Release – E tu

E t, the countrys largest private sector union, welcomes todays comments from Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in his opening address at the Government Economics Network annual conference. Read more »

New tool to help girls & women embrace STEM

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Its now easier for young girls and women to pursue career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths, Womens Minister Louise Upston says. Read more »

Architects fear employers prioritize software over design

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

Architectural professionals are concerned that some employers are prioritising a candidates BIM software skills over their design capabilities, which will have long-term consequences for the industrys talent pipeline and reputation. Read more »

Ethical food supplier anything but ethical

Press Release – FIRST Union

Approximately 15 distribution centre workers at Ceres Organics, an ethical food supplier, are taking strike action today as the company refuses to negotiate over wages, redundancy and overtime rates. Read more »

$324,500 after kayak business neglected safety obligations

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ says the kayak hire operator sentenced to 200 hours community service and ordered to pay $324,500 over the deaths of two kayakers, on Lake Tekapo in September last year, neglected his safety obligations with tragic consequences. Read more »

Solnet boosts enterprise digital transformation capabilities

Press Release – SolNet

Wellington 5 December 2016 Solnet, one of New Zealands leading digital and enterprise technology organisations, has appointed Nick Evans to the newly created position of IT Transformation Director, effective immediately. Read more »

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Press Release – First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an events ban and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. Read more »

Wage rises aren’t meeting housing costs – striking worker

Press Release – First Union

Approximately 20 distribution centre workers at Blackwoods Protector, a company supplying industrial equipment, are taking strike action today as workers worry about how the companys poor pay offer will impact their ability to sustain a family. Read more »

Three Cheers for Our Volunteers

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Like many charity-based organisations, Arthritis New Zealand says it honours this day because the organisation could not function without its many volunteers. Read more »

Filling Jobs in Hawke’s Bay’s Horticultural Industry

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

As Hawkes Bay calls out for more horticultural workers New Zealand First challenges the government to adopt its Business Linked Internship Scheme to fill these employment gaps. Read more »

Tasman decides against Easter Sunday trading

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has decided Easter Sunday should remain a non-trading day in the District. Read more »

Tasman region abandons Easter trading plans

Press Release – First Union

The union for working people in retail is welcoming the Tasman District Councils decision to protect family time on Easter Sunday. Read more »

Do right by family violence victims, support members’ bill

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is delighted parliament will debate a bill giving greater protection to family violence victims in the workplace. Read more »

GPE invests in Hawkes Bay business AskYourTeam NZ Ltd

Press Release – Genesis Private Equity

Genesis Private Equity GPE is pleased to announce its investment in the innovative management services business, AskYourTeam NZ Ltd AYT . Read more »

WorkSafe leads the way in “Future Directors” Programme

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand will be the first public sector agency to participate in the Future Directors in the State Sector programme starting early next year, the Chair of the WorkSafe Board, Professor Gregor Coster, said today. Read more »

Opportunity for parties to back Kiwi-made and Kiwi jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The First Reading in Parliament today of his Our Work, Our Future Bill is a chance for political parties to ensure the government buys Kiwi-made more often and backs Kiwi jobs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

Equal opportunities for disabled employees

Press Release – Workbridge

Trying to find an employer that sees abilities not disabilities was a challenge for Billy Bishop and Morgan Pellew – until they applied to Genera Limiteds Napier Port branch. Read more »

Skilled migrant wages plummeting under National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Wages have plummeted for people with skilled migrant visas working in low-skilled occupations, driving down wages for workers in a number of industries, says Labours Immigration Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Employment Court’s $100,000 ruling makes impact

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a kebab shop in Rotorua to pay $73,661 in penalties and arrears following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, coming as a recent Employment Court judgement guides the ERA towards higher penalties for … Read more »

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