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Employment Indicators: October 2021

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Employment indicators provide an early indication of changes in the labour market. Key facts Changes in the seasonally adjusted filled jobs for the October 2021 month (compared with September 2021 month) were:   all industries up 0.1 percent … Read more »

Fire And Emergency Is Keeping Communities Safe

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is, and always will be, committed to keeping our communities safe. The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 required more than 13,300 of Fire and Emergencys personnel to have their first vaccination by … Read more »

The Team Of 4000. The Backroom Of The Weary COVID Testing Response

Press Release – NZIMLS

There have been concerns raised over the past few weeks about the turnaround times for COVID PCR tests in our northern diagnostic laboratories. The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) stands firmly behind our beleaguered and weary … Read more »

New Covid Health And Safety Training Needed To Improve Compliance

Press Release – BeSafe Training

Covid-19 induced changes to workplace protocols meant to keep people safe particularly in construction where working from home isnt an option will be handicapped by low adoption until formal training makes Covid compliance part of the workplace … Read more »

Pay Gap Update: All Kiwi Women Working For Free Until The End Of 2021

Press Release – MindTheGap NZ

From today, all Kiwi women start working for free, and MindTheGap NZ is calling on all Kiwis to #JustAsk businesses about their pay gaps. According to Stats NZ, the 9.1% gender pay gap means that women in New Zealand are now working for free … Read more »

Amazon: Workers Shine Bright On Black Friday To #MakeAmazonPay

Press Release – ITUC

Working people across the world are leading a coalition taking action today to build pressure on Amazon to improve its treatment of its employees, the environment and the tax system. Amazon workers and activists in over 20 countries and across six … Read more »

Barnardos Early Learning And NZEI Reach Pay Parity Agreement

Press Release – Barnardos

Barnardos Early Learning Services and NZEI Te Riu Roa achieve an historic step towards pay parity for ECE Teachers. Early childhood teachers working for Barnardos will receive significant pay increases as a result of a new collective agreement that … Read more »

Dr Jane Thomas Confirmed As Pharmac’s First Female, Māori Chair Of Expert Advisory Committee

Press Release – PHARMAC

Pharmacs Chief Executive Sarah Fitt has announced today the appointment of Dr Jane Thomas as Pharmacs new Chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). <img src=”” … Read more »

Fuel Price Will Increase With Refinery Closure

Press Release – Social Credit

On the eve of presenting an 18,000 signature petition for parliament to Nationals acting leader, Shane Reti, Social Credit leader Chris Leitch is predicting the price of fuel will increase once the refinery shuts down. That increase will be felt across … Read more »

Diversity In Public Service Workforce Is Building

Press Release – Public Service Commission

The Public Service is becoming more ethnically diverse, including in leadership roles, and we now know most public servants feel they work in an inclusive environment. The latest workforce data shows diversity at the senior management level continues … Read more »

Lower Hutt Jobs Forum Tackles Skills Shortage Ahead Of Major Infrastructure Programme

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Hutt City Council and the Wellington Institute of Technology Ltd (WelTec) last night hosted the business community to map out a pathway to fill jobs and train people ahead of a multi-billion-dollar investment programme over the next 10 years. Hutt … Read more »

New Zealand Economy Set For A Slower Lockdown Rebound According To The Latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast

Press Release – ASB

New Zealand is expected to begin opening its borders in the first half of 2022 but will face ongoing domestic headwinds in its economic recovery. Inflation is likely to near 6% (a thirty year high) by the end of this year and remain above 3% into … Read more »

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