Employment Headlines

Dozens to lose jobs as Christchurch card plant set to close

Press Release – Etu NZ

About 50 workers are set to lose their jobs after a prominent plastic card manufacturer has proposed moving operations to Australia. Read more »

Wellington: Interruption to Bus Services 25 January

Press Release – NZ Bus

Interruption to Bus Services Thursday 25 January 2018 On Thursday 25 January 2018 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be interrupted due to a scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Tramways Union. The Tramways Union represents the majority … Read more »

Re-renaming children’s ministry is political vanity

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

18 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Union is accusing both National and the new Government of vanity for yet again renaming the Ministry for Children. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, National and New Zealand … Read more »

Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

17 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Union can reveal that a small government agency spent over $300,000 on entertainment in 2015/16 including a drag queen dinner and show for staff. Read more »

Handouts for electric vehicles = corporate welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

17 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Union is slamming todays announcement of $3.7 million in taxpayer dollars being given to private businesses to buy electric vehicles. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, … Read more »

Improving construction labour shortage

Press Release – Site Safe NZ

Site Safes new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ employment confidence, pay expectations and job security

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders became slightly more confident about job opportunities in the December quarter, though most people aren’t expecting a pay rise this year. Read more »

Hands off motorists’ piggy bank, Phil

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government must keep its hands off motorists piggy bank, says the Taxpayers Union after the Transport Minister reportedly told stakeholders hes considering using New Zealands roading fund for non-roading projects. Taxpayers Union Executive … Read more »

Work life balance a challenge for NZ businesses

Press Release – Diversity Works

Kiwi workers who have enjoyed the traditional New Zealand summer break at the start of the year should be heading back to their jobs this month feeling rested, refreshed and ready to face the next 12 months. But their challenge, research shows, will be … Read more »

International report says Kiwi voters lack electoral freedom

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

New Zealands mediocre ranking in a new index of electoral freedoms is embarrassing and shows the need for electoral reform, says constitutional lawyer and electoral reform campaigner Jordan Williams, who is now the Executive Director of the Taxpayers … Read more »

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