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Productivity Commission Report far from presenting a vision

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:02:14 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors are currently carefully considering the Productivity Commission’s 400-page report on new models of tertiary education says Chris Whelan, Executive Director of Universities New Zealand.More >>

Hamilton City Council candidates back the Living Wage

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:12:57 +1300 | Public Service Association

A majority of candidates for positions on Hamilton City Council support a Living Wage for all council staff, and the PSA is welcoming their stance. More >>

Momentum Builds For Living Wage Councils

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:20 +1300 | Living Wage Aotearoa

The Living Wage movement in the Wellington region has applauded Wellington Regional councillors for committing to becoming a living wage council today. "We are really delighted that the Wellington Regional Council has taken this step," ...More >>

More toilet cleaners or more tradespeople?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:12:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is not doing enough to help the construction and trades sector meet its workforce demand, instead steering students towards cleaning toilets, says Labour’s Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa.More >>

E tū welcomes Regional Council Living Wage vote

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:05:53 +1300 | E tu

E tū has welcomed today’s unanimous vote by Wellington Regional Council to support the Living Wage. More >>

Illegal employment practices

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:04:03 +1300 | PPTA

Only 15 percent of new graduates being employed in permanent positions upon leaving study, with many more being forced to accept illegal contracts says the Post Primary Teachers Association.More >>

Wellington Regional Council Becomes a Living Wage employer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:31:57 +1300 | Sue Kedgley

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so.More >>

EQC boss Ian Simpson to leave at the end of the year

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:21:29 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson will leave the government's disaster insurance scheme head up the geological research unit GNS Science from next year.More >>

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson leaving for new role

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:38:56 +1300 | Earthquake Commission

Earthquake Commission Chairman Sir Maarten Wevers announced today that Chief Executive Ian Simpson would leave the organisation at the end of the year to take up the role of Chief Executive at GNS Science in 2017.More >>

Wellington Regional Council to become Living Wage employer?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:02:16 +1300 | Sue Kedgley

27 September 2016 Media Release: Wellington Regional Council set to become a Living Wage Employer? More >>

Farmer to pay $87,000 for serious employment law breaches

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:29:20 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Taranaki dairy farm will pay at least $87,000 for serious employment law breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, including $64,000 in arrears, and a $23,000 penalty issued by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).More >>

PM's Press Conference 26/9/16: Syrian Peace And Fishy Advice

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:27:53 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key began his weekly press conference by discussing his chairing of last week's UN Security Council meeting on Syria, to 'focus the world's attention' on the crisis. He described subsequent attacks on civilians in Aleppo as 'despicable' ...More >>

E tū warns strike-breakers could undermine their own jobs

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:34:57 +1300 | E tu

E tū says McCain strike-breakers in New Zealand could succeed in undermining their own employment conditions. More >>

NZ employment confidence rises in September

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:40:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders grew more optimistic about employment prospects in the September quarter with confidence lifting across age groups, regions and income categories, although workers weren't so upbeat about wages growth.More >>

Correction over Talley’s statement

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:11:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway has been advised by AFFCO Ltd that AFFCO is not advertising for staff in the Manawatu through MSD as stated in a press statement released earlier today.More >>

Official information request reveals tip of the iceberg

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:08 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations.More >>

Air New Zealand on the hunt for digital interns

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:28:48 +1200 | Air New Zealand

More than 50 tertiary students gathered last night to vie for a place in Air New Zealand’s first ever digital internship programme as the airline looks to attract future digital leaders into its business.More >>

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join in building Respect

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:27:40 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace ...More >>

Job attraction a challenge for NZ Apple and Pear Industry

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:55:04 +1200 | Pipfruit New Zealand

A great challenge facing New Zealand’s Apple and Pear industry is job attraction not creation, according to its leaders. More >>

Government helping Talley’s to break workers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:29:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry for Social Development appears to be assisting Talley’s-Affco replace experienced workers effectively locked out by the company, say Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni and Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain ...More >>


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