Employment Headlines

Stop calling KiwiSaver suspension a ‘holiday’ – Commissioner

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The right to suspend payments to KiwiSaver schemes should be reduced from five years to one and the so-called ‘contributions holiday’ should be renamed a ‘savings suspension’ to “remove the positive connection with a … Read more »

MBIE ‘well short’ on payroll issue with no end date in sight

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – David Clark, Labour’s spokesperson for economic development, says he’s “very concerned” about the performance of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment after an audit, with the holiday payroll issue still hanging … Read more »

Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried … Read more »

Youth centre closes due to quake risk; still in operation

Press Release – Zeal Wellington

The Zeal Wellington youth centre has closed due to concern over the buildings earthquake risk, with the organisation now operating through citywide pop-ups. Read more »

Soda Tax Claims Post-Truth Virtue Signalling

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling out those who are pushing for the implementation of a sugary drink tax as a post-truth virtue signalling citing evidence that many of the claims being made about sugar taxes are demonstrably wrong. Read more »

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Associations call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. Read more »

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The current Governments priorities for next years Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut, says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. Read more »

Policy Watch Newsletter

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for December 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies … Read more »

Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. Read more »

Recruitment trends for 2017

Press Release – Hays

What will the recruitment market in 2017 bring? According to recruiting experts Hays, jobs growth, flexible headcounts, a digital skills gap, wage pressure for highly-skilled professionals and work-life integration will be key features. Read more »

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