Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Workers get to keep their jobs at The Warehouse Kaikohe

Workers get to keep their jobs at The Warehouse Kaikohe

The union representing The Warehouse workers is thankful the company has re-negotiated with its landlord so will now stay open in Kaikohe.

The company advised Kaikohe store workers yesterday of an impending closure in June, saying they could not renew their lease, but FIRST Union understands a two-year lease was in fact offered. Nevertheless the company re-entered negotiations with its landlord this afternoon and have come to an arrangement. It is not yet clear how long the new lease is for.

There were concerns the iconic Kiwi brand were no longer putting people first after it was revealed it was planning to close the store and had recently enlisted the services of the somewhat high profile and controversial US consultancy McKinsey & Company that specializes in digitization and automation.

First Union National Coordinator for The Warehouse Kate Davis says they’re thankful the company has illustrated its commitment to the workers and residents of Kaikohe. She says it is somewhat disappointing the company didn’t try harder to exhaust all options in the first place.

The Warehouse is a large employer in the area and the shop itself plays an important function within the community. A closure would have been a real hit for an area already struggling with exceptionally high unemployment. It is taxpayers who eventually end up picking up the bill for aggressive company moves such as this as there are so few employment opportunities in these areas.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Land Report: Issues With Soil Degradation

An environmental report released today has found we are damaging and losing our soils and our native plants and animals. More>>

ALSO:

Water Quality Report: Cause For Optimism

National River Water Quality Trends released by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) this week, reveal that for all river water quality parameters monitored over a 10 year period, more sites were improving than deteriorating. More>>

ALSO:

IMF Report On NZ: Positive Economic Outlook

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has welcomed the IMF’s Concluding Statement, released following its annual visit, which provides an independent assessment of the strength of the New Zealand economy. More>>

ALSO:

Retail Power Price: Review Panel Named

The Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has released the details of who will sit on an expert advisory panel which is tasked with leading a review into the price of electricity in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Increasingly Disruptive Threats: Govt Cyber Security Refresh

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran today announced a comprehensive refresh of New Zealand’s approach to cyber security. More>>

ALSO:


Regional Growth: Action Plan To Modernise Taranaki’s Economy

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural ... More>>

ALSO:

Winding Down Irrigation: Funding Ends For Crown Irrigation Investment

The Government has begun winding down public funding for large-scale irrigation through Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL), in line with the Coalition Agreement and the Confidence & Supply Agreement. More>>

ALSO: