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Businesses urged to utilise support employment agencies

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:15:56 +1200 | First Union

Statistics New Zealand has released its disability figures for the labour market showing disabled people are three times less likely to be in work , and more than twice as likely to be unemployed or underutilised (work part time and would like ...More >>

Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:00:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding. More >>

Unions backing learning support specialists

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:27:28 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was disappointing that NZEI Te Riu Roa learning support specialists directly employed by the Ministry of Education had to take industrial action today to get a decent pay offer.More >>

WSP Opus closes gender pay gap

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:56:32 +1200 | WSP Opus

In an industry-leading move, WSP Opus has closed a 7.5% pay gap for people in similar roles within the organisation. More >>

WorkSafe and Enforceable Undertakings

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:37:52 +1200 | Employers Assistance Ltd

An enforceable undertaking is where a duty holder (usually a Company) is found (or alleged) to be in breach of the Health & Safety at Work 2015 Act (HSWA) and accepts to follow a prescribed path to remedy the problems according to WorkSafe's guidance. ...More >>

Teachers and principals continue negotiations

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:07:10 +1200 | NZEI

Principals and teachers today enter their 21st day of talks since May, and are hopeful negotiations will lead to progress towards a settlement following strike action and an out-pouring of public support last week.More >>

Go Bus Looks for Another Way to Find a Resolution

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:30:34 +1200 | Go Bus

Go Bus advises that it is proceeding with an urgent application to the Employment Relations Authority to seek facilitated bargaining with First Union in an attempt to conclude the protracted negotiations for a collective agreement for its drivers.More >>

Greenstone Group appoint head of new Wellington office

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:47:47 +1200 | Greenstone Group

Leading project and property advisory company Greenstone Group has appointed Nick Jones as the head of its new Wellington office to help meet growing demand from new and existing clients in the capital.More >>

Temporary and contract solutions a driving force

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:47:39 +1200 | Hays

The use of temporary and contract staff is set to increase further in New Zealand, according to recruiting experts Hays. Data from the recruiter’s annual Hays Salary Guide shows 21 per cent of employers in New Zealand now engage contract and temporary ...More >>

STAAH recognised for innovation and trade achievements

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:32:24 +1200 | STAAH

The leading cloud-based distribution technology specialist for the accommodation segment has been nominated in two categories at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards North/ West Region 2018.More >>

New online tool for health and wellbeing policy

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:47:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Small Business 16 August 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New online tool for health and wellbeing policyMore >>

Oh that’s where they get their profits from!

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:39:31 +1200 | First Union

Inequality: a kick in the guts for hard working New Zealanders Today the National Business Review released its Rich List. For the first time, the combined value of the rich listers has tipped over the $100 billion dollar mark, that’s up 26% from ...More >>

Hipkins: Teachers' pay demand 'out of kilter'

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:22:34 +1200 | RNZ

The Education Minister says teachers' demand for a 16 percent pay rise over two years outstrips what others in the workforce are receiving. More >>

Emergency call handlers fear being penalised for sick days

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:54:22 +1200 | RNZ

Police communications staff who work 24-hour rosters are worried about being penalised for taking too many sick days. Staff have told RNZ they have been known to come into work in extreme pain or when unwell to avoid impacting their sickness score.More >>

Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:56:25 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

There have now been twice as many people go on strike in the past ten months than in the entire nine years of the previous National-led Government, National’s spokespeople for Workplace Relations and Safety, Scott Simpson and Dan Bidois say.More >>

Ecostore Finalist in Keep NZ Beautiful Awards

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:48:56 +1200 | Ecostore

16 August 2018 – ecostore has been named a finalist for the Most Sustainable Large Business in the annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2018. More >>

Gordon Campbell on another reason to loathe HR departments

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:46:30 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them – is not an isolated case.More >>

Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:45:58 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems.More >>

Survey shows 24% of directors don’t have insurance

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:35:39 +1200 | Insurance Council of New Zealand

One in four directors may have to meet damages, legal costs and fines as well as costs incurred by their own organisations from their own pocket because they don’t have the right insurance cover.More >>

Retail sector a prime opportunity to close gender pay gap

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:21:07 +1200 | First Union

Statistics New Zealand has announced today the gender pay gap is the second smallest since records began 20 years ago, 9.2 percent for the June 2018 quarter. The lowest was 9.1 percent in 2012.More >>


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