Job losses show folly of Chorus’ copper cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Chorus and the Government are neglecting the copper broadband network, leading to 145 potential job losses at Transfield Services as well as poor services in the regions, says Labours Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Potential job losses at Carter Holt Harvey subsidiary

Press Release – First Union

In response to media inquiries FIRST Union can confirm that members at Bestwood, a division of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, have been advised of a proposal by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to sell the division to New Zealand Panel Group. Read more »

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal

Press Release – Coastguard

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal Coastguard volunteers bring over 7330 people home safely each year. Steve, Terry and Colin were three of those people after a boating accident left them lost at sea in the Firth of Thames for nine hours … Read more »

RMTU may take a test case if MBIE doesn’t

Press Release – First Union

The government must seek a definitive answer on whether Chinese engineers working on KiwiRails locomotives are covered under New Zealand employment law says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. Read more »

Reversing New Zealand’s brain drain

Press Release – Massey University

Massey University PhD graduate David Ellis hopes his thesis will help expat New Zealanders make the decision to return, as well as assist businesses to attract the talent they need. Read more »

Household Labour Force Survey

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market … Read more »

Huge job losses on the cards as Chorus abandons copper

Press Release – EPMU

Workers at Transfield Services are to pay the price for Chorus mismanagement of the ultra-fast broadband project and attempts to escape the copper market. The EPMU, which represents Transfield workers, is concerned that contractors who work with … Read more »

Say no to McDonalds on May 1

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are asking New Zealanders to stay away from McDonalds on May 1; International Workers Day. Read more »

Unite calls strikes at Maccas

Press Release – Unite Union

McDonald’s has walked out of bargaining with Unite Union today despite taking the first steps towards a meaningful offer around ending zero hour contracts. Unite National Director Mike Treen says the union was bewildered by the company action. Read more »

Enprise appoints new General Manager and MYOB specialists

Press Release – Enprise

Auckland, New Zealand. 28 April 2015. Enprise Solutions New Zealand specialist in MYOB EXO and MYOB Advanced enterprise implementation, support and consulting has appointed Grant Harwood as General Manager Auckland, and Angela Napper and Ray … Read more »

Workers’ safety paramount

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Thank you for inviting me to speak today on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day. Read more »

Rail and maritime transport workers call for asbestos ban

Press Release – RMTU

Workers Memorial Day is the perfect time to consider an asbestos ban says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. Read more »

Workers’ Memorial Day a call to action for leaders

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

Workers Memorial Day (April 28th) is a powerful reminder to people in positions of influence and power about their vital role in fostering safe and healthy workplaces, says the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum. Read more »

If Left so keen on Living Wage, let’s have the vote again

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says claims that a 2013 vote by councillors on the Living Wage was lost because of the Mayors affair is absolute rubbish and if the Left are still so keen on council adopting the policy, they should put it … Read more »

Social Worker registration won’t solve problem of outcomes

Press Release – Steve Taylor

“Registration, or even belonging to a Professional Association, is not the answer to fixing the fact that over half of the New Zealand Social Worker workforce are unqualified, and Ministry of Social Development Minister Anne Tolley would be fool-hardy … Read more »

Worker safety top of mind tomorrow and beyond

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Workers Memorial Day, commemorated tomorrow, is both a time to reflect and to encourage a better safety culture in all workplaces, says Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway. On Workers Memorial Day, working people … Read more »

Fonterra Management Appointments – 24 April 2015

Press Release – Alastair Thompson

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. Read more »

ACT’s plan to boost wages

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is proposing a programme of one per cent per year reductions in the company tax rate. Read more »

Air NZ Airbus engine selection to benefit Christchurch

Press Release – Air New Zealand

The Christchurch Engine Centre is set for a period of strong growth after Air New Zealand announced today it has selected the PurePower PW1100G-JM engine to power its 13 new Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft due to join its fleet from 2017. Air … Read more »

Retail NZ Congratulates New MD of Progressive Enterprises

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has today congratulated Steve Donohue on his appointment as Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises, which operates Countdown supermarkets across New Zealand. Read more »

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