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Worker Falls To His Death After Wire Rope Snaps

Article – Industrial Safety News

Routine inspection and maintenance of the companys wired edge protection would have saved this workers life. In January 2019 the worker was transporting cars using a trailer he leased from Car Haulaways Limited. He loaded a car onto the top … Read more »

The Unseen Risks Of Remote Work

Article – Industrial Safety News

A year on from our first national lockdown, it appears we are working more hours for less money, says Frog Recruitments general manager Shannon Barlow. Working longer for less is a hangover from the new way people had to learn to work during … Read more »

PSA Welcomes Labour Party Commitment To Workers’ Rights And Wellbeing

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says industrial relations policies announced by Labour today will, if implemented by a Labour-led government, make New Zealand a fairer and better place to live. “Under the Labour-led government of the past three … Read more »

Supporting Workers And Valuing Their Contribution

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

increase sick leave for workers increase wages and continue to improve pay equity legislate and implement fair pay agreements strengthen key employment legislation protect vulnerable workers Making sure working New Zealanders are safe, healthy and … Read more »

Hemp Just Needs the Nod: A $2Bn Transition For NZ’s Economy

Article – Nick Marsh

A report on the opportunity for NZ to develop a potentially $2b industrial and neutraceutical hemp industry, creating 20,000 Regional jobs by 2030, and transforming our wellness economy. Read more »

Newfound Launches Virtual Fintech Trade Mission To Stimulate Economic Growth In UK And Australia

Press Release – Newfound

Global expansion specialists Newfound today announced the first ever virtual fintech trade mission between the UK and the APAC region since the coronavirus shutdown. It aims to open export markets, create new jobs, and scale up opportunities for the … Read more »

HKTDC To Host Summer Virtual Expo

Press Release – HKTDC

The pilot month-long Spring Virtual Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on its online marketplace Sourcing, concluded successfully on 30 April. It drew 1.4 million online buyers from around the world to visit and … Read more »

New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Announced Via Facebook Live Video

Press Release – New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards final four regional winners and place-getters have been announced via Facebook Live video and were warmly received by entrants, winners, sponsors and supporters. The New Zealand dairy industry is resilient, flexible … Read more »

Start-up Express 2020: A Journey To Success For HK Start-ups

Press Release – HKTDC

Building connections, markets, partnerships and brand awareness Start-up Express, a development programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2018, is returning for its third edition to help local start-ups build connections, Read more »

Suggestion That Operators Benefiting From Current Crisis; Insulting, Says BCA

Press Release – Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association is dumbfounded by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies would be double dipping on the COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme. The fact is that bus and coach operators have been hit hard by the economic lockdown … Read more »

New Association Means Business On Behalf Of General Practice Owners

Press Release – Genpro

Some hard-hitting and high profile names are behind a new association which has been established to represent front-line General Practice owner-operators and Urgent Care providers in what it describes as a direct response to the Covid-19 threat to … Read more »

Protections for all contractors needed

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have released a discussion document entitled Better protections for contractors . “Working people are pleased that the Government is taking active steps to address how independent contractors … Read more »

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