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TEU: we're ready to protect you from new employment law

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:14:24 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions.More >>

NZ Diversity Survey - benchmarking workplace diversity

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:51:05 +1300 | AUT University

AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released a report on diversity in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:40:03 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is ...More >>

Is Ferry ‘Captain’ Getting Golden Handshake?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:22:16 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters wants to know if the departing general manager of KiwiRail's Cook Strait ferries, Tom Davis, is receiving a golden handshake or being deservedly sacked for the way the ferry system has been derailed.More >>

Law change creates more flexible labour market

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:59:19 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

The Employment Relations Amendment Act, passed yesterday, will bring new flexibility to the labour market and will reduce the ability of unions to organise and to recruit. More >>

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:55:17 +1300 | First Union

A big rise in profits at New Zealand's largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers’ union said today.More >>

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:03:19 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. “The Review’s analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, ...More >>

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:51:53 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today's release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. "These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer." CTU President, Helen Kelly said.More >>

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:46:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Government’s initial response.More >>

ANZ needs to look after workers after another super profit

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:37:03 +1300 | Green Party

The ANZ bank needs to acknowledge the super profits it makes are coming at the expense of its workers, the Green Party said today. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) 2014 full year results show a lift in performance for ANZ New Zealand, ...More >>

BRANZ appoints two independent Directors to the Board

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:34:55 +1300 | Branz

BRANZ Chair, Dr Helen Anderson announced today the appointment of Lesley Haines and Stephen Titter to the BRANZ Group Board of Directors. They are the first independent Board members to be appointed alongside five other construction industry nominated ...More >>

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labour’s Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:28:14 +1300 | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +1300 | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ...More >>

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25:38 +1300 | Independent Forestry Safety Review

“The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during ...More >>

Forest industry endorses safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:23:30 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners Association


Return to less holidays on the cards?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:01:09 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to lay his cards on the table regarding the Government’s intentions around holiday pay and annual leave entitlements, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.More >>

Sudima Hotels Finalist in Westpac Auckland Business Awards

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:51:18 +1300 | Sudima Hotel Group

The five-property Australasian accommodation business Sudima Hotel Group has outdone itself. Sudima Auckland Airport was named a finalist in the Employer of Choice category in the 2013 Westpac Auckland Business Awards – South, and the company is now vying ...More >>

Every worker will be affected by employment law changes

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:21:42 +1300 | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Every worker will feel the effects of the government’s new employment laws and should join a union if they want to maintain and increase their wages and conditions, says New Zealand’s largest private sector union, the EPMU.More >>

Employment amendment aligns with workplace practices

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:20:11 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association says the enactment of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be good for both employees and employers. More >>


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