Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology

Press Release – First Union

The governments employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight. Read more »

AWF first-half profit jumps 54% on Madison acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, the contract labour firm, boosted first-half profit 54 percent as its white-collar Madison acquisition plumped up revenue, and will pay a bigger interim dividend. Read more »

Worker’s rights dealt severe blow with Bill’s passing

Press Release – Green Party

The passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is another blow to workers’ rights in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – Ministry of Workplace Relations and Safety

Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the passage of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill through Parliament. The Government campaigned on our commitment … Read more »

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now. Read more »

New Chairman appointed to Napier Port

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd has appointed local businessman Alasdair MacLeod as the new Chairman of Napier Port (Port of Napier Ltd). He will take over from current chairman Jim Scotland, who is retiring after serving 10 years in the … Read more »

More resources needed so patient safety can come first

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Nurses believe many serious and adverse events are a symptom of an under resourced health sector and stressed and overworked staff. When nursing staff dont have enough hours in the day to do everything they need to do, the result is rationed … Read more »

50,000 sign petition against anti-worker law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

More than 50,000 Kiwis have signed Labours petition against the Governments scrapping of tea break entitlements, Labours Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. Read more »

Fletcher dumps two executives in overhaul of business units

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building chief executive Mark Adamson has continued with his management team overhaul, dumping two executives in a restructuring of the company’s building products and infrastructure products division. Read more »

Stats NZ staff escalate action with ‘no more meetings’ rule

Press Release – Public Service Association

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer. The staff, who are members of the Public Service Association (PSA), have been taking … Read more »

Reserve Bank should reduce interest rate

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Reserve Bank should be reducing its policy interest rate, the OCR, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg in response to the Banks announcement today that it is not increasing it. Read more »

CTU announces election of new Secretary

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The contested election for the position of CTU Secretary has been won by Sam Huggard. Sam officially takes office on Monday 1 December 2014. Sam has worked in the union movement and brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to workers and their … Read more »

40% of Kiwis Discontent with Career

Press Release – SEEK

Recent research commissioned by SEEK New Zealand has revealed that Kiwis are not quite the happy-go-lucky bunch they seem to be, with almost 40% unhappy in their current jobs. Read more »

Anti-worker legislation is anti-Pacifica

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, will go down in history as being part of a Government that harmed his own people through anti-worker legislation, says Labours Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

Minister of Health must account for aged care workers’ pay

Press Release – NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) congratulates rest-home worker Kristine Bartlett on her landmark claim for equal pay from her employer and successfully pursuing this to the Court of Appeal. Read more »

NZAGE Industry Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Press Release – NZAGE

The New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards. The NZAGE Industry Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate best practice in the recruitment, selection and development of graduate … Read more »

International report shows NZ struggling with child poverty

Press Release – Every Child Counts

A report by UNICEF International shows that child poverty rates in New Zealand have scarcely changed since 2008 this stands in contrast to a number of other countries that managed to significantly reduce child poverty in this time, including Australia. Read more »

Court case an opportunity for Govt to improve gender pay gap

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If the Government wants to halt New Zealands slump in international rankings on the gender pay gap it should act on the court finding that women deserve equal wages, Labours Womens Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. Read more »

The Māori Party can’t have it both ways over labour laws

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Mori Party has to fess up over its voting record on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, says Labours Mori Caucus. Its simply not good enough to oppose the bill at the same time as they helped speed up its progress through Parliament, … Read more »

Sanford Makes Executive Appointments to Newly Created Role

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Auckland, 29 October 2014 – Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) today announced recent changes to its senior executive team as the company modernises its structure to support a customer-focused domestic and international value-add strategy. Read more »

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