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Archive for February, 2016

Minimum wage hike whacks regional employment

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The new $15.25 minimum wage will hit regional employers especially hard, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

SummerGlow Customers are in Safe Hands

Press Release – Summerglow Apiaries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a recall of some mnuka honey products produced by an Auckland company, Evergreen Life Ltd, after the discovery that non-approved substances may have been used during the processing of Evergreen … Read more »

MBIE’s key outcomes linked to Pasifika Business Awards

Press Release – Wellington Pasifika Business Network

The importance of growing sustainable Pacific owned businesses is one of the many reasons why the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are getting behind the inaugural ANZ Pasifika Business Awards 2016. Hosted by the Wellington … Read more »

Changes to dairy systems for valued returns

Press Release – Sollus NZ

By 2025 New Zealand could have a dairy industry that is emitting 25% less green house gases, 40% fewer pathogens and nitrogen, and earning 60-100% more profit. It will be an industry that can pride itself on being the farmers market for the global … Read more »

Minimum wage rise good, but not good enough

Press Release – Public Service Association

A minimum wage rise to $15.25 an hour is better than no rise at all – but the Public Service Association says it falls far short of what New Zealand workers need for a decent life. Read more »

Take a Leap Forward in the Empowerment of Women

Press Release – NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women

It’s Leap Day: Let’s Take a Leap Forward in the Empowerment of Women Read more »

Living Wage rate released – $19.80

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is is proud to be joining faith groups and community groups in calling on employers to pay working people the living wage of $19.80 per hour. The minimum wage, announced today of $15.25 isnt enough to live on its barely enough … Read more »

Gap between minimum wage and Living Wage keeps growing

Press Release – Green Party

The growing gap between what families need to earn to live and what the Government sets as the minimum wage, shows the National Government isnt doing enough to ensure all New Zealanders can get ahead, the Green Party said. Read more »

Labour refers ballot fees to Auditor General

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour today asked the Auditor-General to investigate the legality of state schools charging fees for students to go into out-of-zone enrolment ballots, Labours Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Three Auckland schools have now acknowledged … Read more »

Minimum wage increase… minimum

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Todays announcement by the Government to increase the minimum wage from $14.75 to $15.25 per hour is treading water CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. Increasing the minimum wage by $0.50 to $15.25 an hour, or $610 a week (which is what a 40 hour … Read more »

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