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Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:33:20 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ...More >>

MITO Launches New Training Programmes for Collision Repair

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:42:04 +1300 | MITO New Zealand Inc.

Training in New Zealand’s collision repair industry has taken a great leap forward with the release of new training programmes that will lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3); the New Zealand Certificate ...More >>

Entries open for Diversity Awards NZ 2017

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:46:18 +1300 | Diversity Works

It’s time to celebrate the New Zealand organisations championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More >>

Cigna receives top HR awards

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:10:44 +1300 | CIGNA

Cigna New Zealand was recognised at last night’s 2017 NZ HR Awards in Auckland receiving the Christian Dahmen Memorial Award Innovation Award, while Cigna’s CEO Lance Walker was awarded the Supportive CEO of the Year Award.More >>

Human rights is the new business risk

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:10:05 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Globalisation has sharpened debate on the responsibility of corporations for their human rights footprint but the question of how they can be held liable for human rights violations remains.More >>

Warehouse to cut a net 130 jobs in organisational shake-up

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:49:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group expects to shed a net 130 jobs, or about 1.1 percent of its workforce, in an effort to save up to $20 million a year after slimming down the structure of its retail model to try to strip out duplication.More >>

Chances of Catching Crooked Bosses Remote

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:01:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

National’s new legislation against employers exploiting migrant workers is a limp response to a major problem and simply political window-dressing, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

New sanctions useful but much more needed

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:36:56 +1300 | Mike Treen

The new sanctions involving banning employers temporarily from sponsoring visas to import labour to New Zealand is a useful, but very small step, given the scale of the migrant labour exploitation that exists in New ZealandMore >>

Clampdown on Rogue Employers Good First Step!

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:39:19 +1300 | Human Trafficking Research Coalition

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More >>

Constructive meeting

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:42 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 22 February 2017) – The Dunedin City Council hosted a constructive meeting this afternoon in Dunedin to explore a city-wide approach to supporting the community affected by the proposal to close Cadbury plant.More >>

Clampdown on rogue employers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:36:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers. More >>

E tū forced to withdraw from Mayoral meeting on Cadbury

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:57:18 +1300 | E tu

E tū was forced to withdraw from today’s Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns. More >>

Bright Future for Cross Slot through Carrfields Agreement

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:52:25 +1300 | Baker No-Tillage

Work is underway on a state-of-the-art Cross Slot® drill to cement the relationship between Baker No-Tillage Ltd and major farm machinery distributor, Carrfields Machinery Ltd.More >>

Burger King worker assaulted for monitoring temperature

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:29 +1300 | Unite Union

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland.More >>

Living Wage

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:02:41 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

All businesses, including councils hire on merit, so paying a higher rate without asking for better performance is not sound business practice. Private sector businesses would soon go out of business, but councils take the easy option – they simply ...More >>

Living wage policy shuts out the minimum waged from jobs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:11 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union thanks Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery for so quickly conceding the central criticism of a report on living wage policies released by the Taxpayers’ Union last night , that those earning ...More >>

Time for Phil Goff to See Sense on Living Wage

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:58 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Goff’s plan to implement a living wage at Auckland Council should be scrapped after it was revealed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union that Wellington City Council’s own living wage policy led to job losses for seventeen parking wardens. ...More >>

17 jobs lost, more to go under WCC's living wage policy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:05 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Seventeen parking wardens contracted by Wellington City Council were not rehired in-house, with further job losses inevitable under the Council’s living wage policy, according to a new report written by Jim Rose for the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union ...More >>

Statement from WCC CEO Kevin Lavery on a Living Wage report

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:13:35 +1300 | Wellington City Council

“A report released today alleges that 17 Wellington City Council staff lost their jobs due to the implementation of the Living Wage. This is factually inaccurate. Wellington City Council chose to bring our Parking Warden roles in house over two ...More >>

Living Wage rate will increase to $20.20 on 1 July 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:11:46 +1300 | Living Wage Aotearoa

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage is $20.20. The 40 cent increase will come into effect on 1 July 2017. More >>

 

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