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New ATC CEO: “there’s no one size fits all”

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:46:05 +1300 | HMC Communications

New ATC CEO, Chris Hubbard, is stepping into his role with a promise to move away from a “one-size-fits all” approach to education. More >>

Kiwi jobs market running out of puff

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:09:31 +1300 | Trademe

The number of new jobs being created in New Zealand is slowing after a strong run, according to an analysis of more than 60,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs in the three months to September. The number of new roles listed rose 1.2 per cent when ...More >>

Court adjourns on meatworkers' claim

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:11:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - An Employment Court stoush between the New Zealand Meat and Related Trades Union and Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand over new individual contracts has been adjourned while the union clarifies what remedies ...More >>

Strike off as Toll Logistics agrees to meet workers’ demands

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:28:47 +1300 | First Union

After workers commenced strike action at Toll Logistics this morning, the company has agreed to conclude a new collective agreement and settle outstanding legal cases, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.More >>

Consulting on draft worker participation regulations

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:13:27 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation is now open on draft regulations for worker participation to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. More >>

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:17:19 +1300 | University of Otago

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are ...More >>

Toll workers strike after underpayments

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:10:24 +1300 | First Union

Over 20 striking workers from Toll Logistics in Auckland are calling on Toll Australia and owners Japan Post to immediately investigate a series of systemic breaches to their collective agreement and stalled wage negotiations that they say are giving ...More >>

Workforce shortage threatens public dermatology service

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:05:34 +1300 | ASMS

“More and more people will miss out on publicly-funded dermatology treatment if the current shortage of hospital dermatologists continues,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

HRC urges action over growing gender pay gap

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:58:44 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand cannot continue with “business as usual” in the wake of the latest statistics revealing the nation’s gender pay gap is at a six-year high, up 11.8% from 9.9% this time last year.More >>

A big win for Rural Contractors NZ

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:52:12 +1300 | Rural Contractors NZ

Agricultural contractors around New Zealand will soon be able to bring in overseas workers much easier than in the past – following a deal struck between its national body and Immigration NZ.More >>

New appointment release: Mortgage Express

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:24:33 +1300 | Mortgage Express

Mortgage Express is pleased to announce the recent appointment of William Miao, joining the team of Mortgage Advisers. More >>

NZ dollar gains against weaker greenback after jobs report

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:51:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose against a broadly weaker greenback after soft US labour market data reduced expectations the Federal Reserve will rush to raise interest rates.More >>

Gender equality news - Rise in gender pay gap

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:48:40 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

Kia ora koutou, welcome to On Balance - the National Council of Women of New Zealand's weekly round-up of the latest gender equality news, research and events. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested and let them know they can subscribe ...More >>

Pay gap grows 19% in one year - action needed from Govt

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:43:51 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 19% growth in the size of the gender pay gap - from 9.9% to 11.8% - shows the importance of strong action from Government on the issue of equal pay.More >>

Pay the job not the gender

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:29:21 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Pay the job not the gender There is an increasing appetite to deal to the persistent gender pay gap, the Council of Trade Unions said today. The New Zealand Income Survey, out today , shows that average hourly pay rates for women are still 14 percent lower ...More >>

Taiwan faces EU sanctions over illegal fishing

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:00:51 +1300 | Greenpeace

Sydney, 2 October 2015 – A European warning to Taiwan for failing to manage its fleet’s fishing activities in the Pacific and other oceans and curb illegal fishing is a welcome step forward in the protection of fish stocks plundered by distant water ...More >>

Biggest gender pay gap since 2008

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:36:32 +1300 | Green Party

Biggest gender pay gap since 2008 New data released today shows that the difference between median hourly wages for men and women is the largest since National took office in 2008 – evidence that National’s hands-off approach to closing the gender ...More >>

Gender pay gap still fixed at fourteen percent

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:25:00 +1300 | Pay Equity Coalition

Today’s New Zealand Income Survey shows the Government is overdue to take real action on the gender pay gap, says the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition. The survey shows that the average hourly rate for women is still 14 percent lower than that ...More >>

NZ’s productivity and dynamism sharply lower

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:46:20 +1300 | Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited

Grant Thornton’s 2015 Global Dynamism Index (GDI) currently ranks New Zealand as the world’s 13th most dynamic country compared to 4th out of 60 countries in the 2013 index. Our labour productivity ranking has slipped even lower, New Zealand ranked ...More >>

Learning pipeline strengthened

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:41:06 +1300 | Business NZ

Learning pipeline strengthened Increased participation in Trades Academies is good for students, business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. Trades academies, in conjunction with schools, teach vocational courses. The Government is adding 600 places to bring ...More >>


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