Employment Headlines

Many care residences not monitored for ill-treatment

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford says that while most places of detention are monitored for ill-treatment, there are many, such as locked aged-care facilities and community-based homes for disabled persons, which are not. Read more »

Government Should Say No to Christmas Shake-Down

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on the Government not to bail-out Sky City for expected cost overruns of the National Convention Centre. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Wellington City Council breaches employment law

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has applied to the Employment Relations Authority for a compliance order after Wellington City Council (WCC) breached employment law by refusing to notify staff that collective bargaining had begun. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the dumping of bad news at Christmas

Column – Gordon Campbell

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldnt be strewing them about at Christmas time which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too … Read more »

Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodged

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed SkyCitys planned submission today of a resource consent application for the construction of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). Read more »

Spectacular flythrough reveals first glimpses inside NZICC

Press Release – SKYCITY

Stunning imagery of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), including the first glimpses inside the building, has been released today by SKYCITY Entertainment Group. Read more »

A Memorandum of Understanding to improve student safety

Press Release – NZ Teachers Council

The New Zealand Teachers Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more »

Irresponsible to ignore Auckland’s funding requirements

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

We raised the debate on possible futures for the AECT to focus Auckland’s attention on the parlous state of our city’s development, says the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell. Read more »

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments, following a 0.3 percent drop the previous month, according to the ANZ Job Ads index. Read more »

Disabled people keen to work

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Almost two-thirds of disabled adults aged under 65 are employed, and most of the remainder would like to have jobs, according to a new report released by Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

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