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IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:28:05 +1200 | E tu

24 April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday 3000 IDEA services support and administration workers will strike for one hour on Thursday the 27th of April to protest the lack of progress in bargaining for a new collective ...More >>

The Engine fires up in Auckland with free business training

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:26:37 +1200 | The Engine

The Engine fires up in Auckland with free business training for start-ups and SMEs More >>

Why does the CTU think one shoe fits all?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:25:41 +1200 | Small Business Voice

Yesterday, the CTU publicly called for a return to centralised wage bargaining. Max Whitehead, CEO of Small Business Voice, says they have made their motivation for pushing for pay equity clear: The CTU thinks one shoe fits all employees (press ...More >>

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:42 +1200 | TVNZ

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff interviewed by Corin Dann Council of Trade Unions calls for a national standards system for setting wages. CTU president Richard Wagstaff told Corin Dann on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme that, ‘we want something that’s fit ...More >>

NZDF undermining tactics continue

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:46:54 +1200 | Public Service Association

Civilian staff in the New Zealand Defence Force continue to be subjected to undermining tactics in their attempts to bargain for a pay increase, the PSA says More >>

Restaurant Brands staff to go on first strike in a decade

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:19:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Half of Restaurant Brands New Zealand's 4,000-strong workforce is set to walk off the job tomorrow after negotiations for a new collective agreement broke down. More >>

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:07:50 +1200 | Unite Union

“Yesterday Restaurant Brands announced profits of $26 million and they have paid their CEO a million dollar bonus. Tomorrow the workers who actually make and sell their products have to go on strike to get a few cents above the minimum wage” ...More >>

Immigration “tweaks” that will actually have a major impact

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:22:29 +1200 | Lane Neave

The Government announcement yesterday on the proposed changes to Immigration New Zealand ( INZ ) policy may have been interpreted as minor tweaks to resolve some of the recent issues identified in the policy and in some circles not gone far enough ...More >>

Fast movement on pay equity bill

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:19 +1200 | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the early release of the draft Pay Equity Bill. An exposure draft of the Bill is now available for public consultation to help provide for its passing into law this year.More >>

Grocer fined $12,000 for attempt to exploit migrant worker

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:09:52 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland grocer has been penalised $12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered attempts to charge a migrant worker a premium.More >>

‘Unskilled migrant’ changes bound to keep work insecure

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:32:27 +1200 | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign has come out against proposed changes to the rights of ‘lower-skilled’ migrants. The group says that setting a maximum duration of three years for ‘lower skilled’ work, and further shaping seasonal ...More >>

2017 starts with solid growth prospects for small businesses

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:55:11 +1200 | ANZ New Zealand

The first quarter of 2017 has seen the strongest growth outlook for small business in two years according to ANZ’s Business Micro Scope survey. While headline confidence for small businesses eased in the March quarter, other key indicators, which are ...More >>

The pay equity deal – what will it mean for employers?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:53:25 +1200 | Simpson Grierson

Yesterday, the Government announced that it has entered into a 'pay equity' settlement in relation to the government-funded service sectors of aged residential care, home support and disability services.More >>

NZDF civilian strike "a last resort"

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:33:01 +1200 | Public Service Association

Civilian staff at the New Zealand Defence Force will begin a round of industrial action tomorrow, over the NZDF’s refusal to negotiate their pay as part of a new collective employment agreement.More >>

Three new trends in workplace wellbeing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:44:59 +1200 | Diversity Works

Measurability, personalisation and a multi-faceted approach are some of the new trends for companies addressing workplace wellness, says expert Louise Thompson. More >>

Equal Pay Settlement is Great News for Carers

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:56:07 +1200 | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Today's announcement of a settlement of the Equal Pay case is a welcome step towards recognising the vital work of those doing care work in this country and for work done mainly by women. It also recognises the importance of older people and others ...More >>

Government’s Equal Pay Announcement a Giant Leap Forward

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:50:33 +1200 | Pay Equity Coalition

The news that the Government is close to an historic pay equity settlement is a giant leap forward for women says the Pay Equity Coalition. More >>

The CUBE Launches Business Mentors Initiative

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:01:25 +1200 | CUBE

It was announced today that the Centre of Unique Business Evolution (CUBE) has launched a Business Mentoring initiative for the Upper Clutha community. The free initiative is open to all start-ups and businesses and the CUBE will match participants with ...More >>

FIRST Union congratulates care workers, prepares new claim

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:25:51 +1200 | First Union

FIRST Union is congratulating care workers, their unions - E tū, NZNO and the PSA - and pay equity champion Kristine Bartlett for securing an offer of a historic pay equity settlement.More >>

Association welcomes pay settlement for caregivers

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +1200 | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) is delighted that the Government and unions have reached a settlement in the long-running caregiver equal pay case. This case has cast a dark shadow of uncertainty across the industry for several years ...More >>


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