MBIE acts against Queenstown breaches of employment laws

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action has been taken against 15 employers in the hospitality, retail and service industries following an operation in August by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Read more »

TerraNova Case Appealed To Supreme Court

Press Release – Aged Care Association

Today the New Zealand Aged Care Association will appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of TerraNova Homes and Care Limited in their case with the Service and Food Workers Union and Kristine Bartlett. Read more »

The writing’s on the wall in aged care

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The writings on the wall in aged care, so lets get on with it. Read more »

Belfast researcher to become Otago Professor of Theology

Press Release – University of Otago

Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otagos Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January. The Chair is part of the Universitys … Read more »

AUT University Professor named as HRC’s new Chief Executive

Press Release – Health Research Council

Experienced public health researcher Professor Kathryn McPherson has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Professor McPherson, who is currently Professor of Rehabilitation (Laura Fergusson Chair) and … Read more »

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Read more »

Job vacancies steady in October

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments latest Jobs Online report. Read more »

Fuel50 raises second investment round to take on US market

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based software startup Fuel50 raised $1 million in a second angel investment round to fund its push in the US, where it was named as one of five best new technologies at an international human resources industry … Read more »

The Factory fires up in Palmerston North

Press Release – The Factory

The Factory, Palmerston Norths best co-working community workspace, today announced that it will open its doors in late March 2015. Read more »

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (‘MBIE’) regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. Read more »

Dame Susan Devoy Launches Diversity Programme

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Management

The importance of recognising the fast changing population and the impact of this upon the workforce in New Zealand companies has been recognised by a new programme being offered by NZIM in 2015. Read more »

Gull Statement Regarding Drive Off Fines

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull, like the rest of New Zealand, is very concerned with the actions taken by the Masterton Night n Day franchisee to deduct employees pay to cover costs of public drive offs. Gulls policy is not to charge staff for drive offs that happen on … Read more »

Māori Television Appoints Interim Head of News and Current Affairs

Press Release – Māori Television

Māori Television has appointed award-winning journalist and TV broadcaster Maramena Roderick to the position of Interim Head of News and Current Affairs. Maramena Roderick has an extensive background in journalism having reported for the New Zealand Herald … Read more »

Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Press Release – NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. Read more »

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments Labour Inspectorate. Read more »

Women in trades: it’s a good fit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston is encouraging employers to attract more women to trades work to assist with the Canterbury rebuild. Read more »

Employer caught abusing new ‘teabreaks law’

Press Release – Unite Union

Employer caught abusing new teabreaks law to exploit workers The government passed the controversial teabreaks legislation only a few weeks ago and already Unite Union has caught an employer using this law as an excuse for ill-treating their … Read more »

Speaker rates Australasia over US for game industry culture

Press Release – AnimfxNZ

Lifetime gamer and gaming community manager Tara Brannigan believes industry culture in Australasia is galaxies apart from that in the United States, where she began her career. Read more »

Forum focuses on educating health professionals

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa

How New Zealands education and training system can support a strong, sustainable health workforce is the focus of a forum being held in Wellington today. Read more »

More industry needed in industry training

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

While 140,000 people are gaining skills through industry training every year, New Zealands skills gap is predicted to widen. That gap, between supply of and demand for, skilled workers could slow productivity and stall economic growth. Read more »

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