NZ privately owned businesses to have their say

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Social media, the environment and staff retention will be among the hot topics for this years ANZ Privately Owned Business Barometer survey, which kicks off this week. Read more »

New website, united front by possum product manufacturers

Press Release – New Zealand Fur Council

The New Zealand Fur Council today launched its website: www.furcouncil.org.nz . The website signifies a united front by manufactures of possum fur products in New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland Council CFO Appointment

Press Release – Auckland Council

Today Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town announced that Suzanne Tindal has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer. New Zealand-born Ms Tindal returned to New Zealand last year after working offshore for the past 12 years and is presently Director-Consulting … Read more »

International experts bring change

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

After a horror year for fatalities in 2013, New Zealands forest industry performed superbly in 2014, both in terms of safety and wood production. Credit has to go to the people on the forest floor who had a chance to get their voice heard through … Read more »

Good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs are the key

Press Release – EPMU

The EPMU welcomes Andrew Littles focus on creating real jobs for New Zealanders, as set out in his State of the Nation speech this morning. Despite all the promises of a rock star economy we know that there just arent enough skilled, well-paid … Read more »

Only surface deep acceptance of Rainbow Community at work

Press Release – Westpac

The majority of New Zealanders say they are accepting of the Rainbow Community (which includes those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) but that does not extend to the workplace, according to a new survey by Westpac New Zealand Limited. Read more »

Christchurch construction company in breach of labour law

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered wage arrears be paid to workers and imposed a penalty on a Christchurch construction company for failing to provide the minimum wage and keep accurate employment records. Read more »

The Future of Work Commission

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has established a Future of Work Commission to investigate and devise policy responses to the changing nature and experience of work. Read more »

Andrew Little: State of the Nation 2015

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people Id known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but … Read more »

Small business vital to New Zealand’s job growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will make working with small businesses a priority because they are the key to New Zealands future prosperity, Labour Leader Andrew Little said today. New Zealand is a pioneering nation and it is this spirit of innovation … Read more »

Labour’s Little promises to back NZ small business

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Labour Party leader Andrew Little is targeting small business owners as a key plank in dragging down New Zealand’s unemployment rate to the lowest in the developed world in his first major speech as the leader of the Opposition. Read more »

Lyttelton Port Will Remain Open During One Day RMTU Strike

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) expects parts of the Port will continue to operate during the one day strike by RMTU workers. Read more »

Lyttelton Port workers vote to escalate dispute

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals … Read more »

Now is a good time to be an architect in NZ

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

Permanent jobs are being created for registered Architects in New Zealand as the volume of work is picking up in the field due to the ongoing construction boom across the country, says recruiting experts Hays Construction. Read more »

Minister to visit the UK and Norway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today departs for Europe to talk about child protection systems in Scotland and Norway, and work underway in England and Wales to help long-term sickness beneficiaries and disabled people into work and to live … Read more »

Dentsu Aegis Network Appoints General Manager of Activations

Press Release – Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network New Zealand today announces the appointment of Brd Drohan-Stewart as General Manager of its Activations agencies. With over 25 years commercial brand experience, Brd is a familiar name within the industry, most recently having held … Read more »

Third world fishing policies put NZ to shame

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers in seafood processing factories has today slammed New Zealands fishing policies which allow our fishing resources to be exported to other countries. Read more »

$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped council

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing. Read more »

Turangawaewae – Human Rights Commission e-newsletter

Column – Human Rights Commission

Please find our new newsletter here . Highlighted stories this month: Treaty of Waitangi and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Dame Susan Devoy Al Jazeera interview Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner The Equal Pay Act … Read more »

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine Health Association has signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response … Read more »

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