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Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:57:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes.More >>

Investing in your success

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:06:00 +1300 | Hays

It seems Kiwi’s are more willing to bet on themselves than our Australian neighbours, with a new survey by recruiting experts Hays showing that 68 per cent of New Zealanders would take a base salary cut for the opportunity to potentially earn more through ...More >>

NZ CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:06:14 +1300 | PricewaterhouseCoopers

Findings from PwC’s New Zealand insights publication, released today, which follows the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, show New Zealand CEOs are less positive about the outlook for the global economy than they were last year with 47 per cent believing ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:41:56 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza? As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance ...More >>

Media Imagination: Asking the Right Questions : Keith Rankin

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:35:24 +1300 | Keith Rankin

There are many concerns about the state of the 'free' (as in 'free speech' not 'free lunch') media today, and many of them relate to the conflicting pressures to inform, to make the powerful accountable, and to make a profit. Clearly the latter two pressures ...More >>

MPs’ pay rises should be indexed to median income

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:56:31 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs’ salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today.More >>

MP pay rise points the way for teachers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:11:58 +1300 | PPTA

While teacher salaries have fallen well behind inflation over the last five years, MPs’ pay has kept much closer to the cost of living. More >>

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:23 +1300 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland.More >>

MP's pay rise ten times that of minimum wage worker

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:46 +1300 | Unite Union

The pay rise approved for MP's is ten times that of a full-time minimum wage worker. More >>

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:40:20 +1300 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland. MUNZ had been locked in a dispute ...More >>

Up to 70 jobs to go at Shanton Fashions Limited

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:15:30 +1300 | BWA Insolvency

Up to 70 jobs to go at Shanton Fashions Limited Up to 70 staff working for Shanton Fashions Limited will lose their jobs and 17 stores will close as the company begins a restructuring process amid voluntary administration. Of the 37 stores nationwide, ...More >>

National health & safety awards now open for entries

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:40:04 +1300 | Thomson Reuters

Entries are now open for the 2015 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. In operation since 2005, the awards are run by Safeguard magazine and proudly supported by WorkSafe New Zealand.More >>

Commission releases approach to unfair contract terms

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:02:27 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today published its final Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines and its approach to enforcing the new unfair contract terms law when it takes effect next month.More >>

Minimum wage increase useless without end to zero hours

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:12:23 +1300 | Unite Union

Unite Union has welcomed the 50 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage but says that no matter what level the minimum wage reached it is of little benefit unless it is combined with an end to zero hour contracts.More >>

Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:38:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly.More >>

Minimum wage to increase to $14.75

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:35:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April. More >>

Minister Tells Fairytale Over Jobs for Kiwis

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:47:14 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley is living in wonderland, claiming her government has concern for New Zealand workers, says New Zealand First. More >>

Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:17:15 +1300 | NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. More >>

Kiwibank six-month financial announcement (Jul-Dec 2014)

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:01:59 +1300 | Kiwibank

Kiwibank Banking Group has declared a profit after tax of $71 million for the six months ended 31 December 2014, a 36% increase on the $52 million profit for the same period in 2013. More >>

Colliers International opens new rural agency

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:50:20 +1300 | Colliers International

Colliers International has opened its second rural and agribusiness agency as it builds towards a goal of eight rural divisions around the country. More >>

 

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