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NZ Digital Skills Efforts, A Picture Of Lost Opportunity: Survey

Press Release – Make Lemonade

A major new national digital skills survey being released tomorrow, paints a picture of lost opportunity highlighting New Zealand is experiencing a digital skills mismatch which is impacting on the growth of the economy during difficult covid times. Digital … Read more »

Wealth Of New Zealand’s Richest Person’s Soars By $3.4bn Since Beginning Of Pandemic

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

New Zealands richest citizen, Graeme Hart, has seen his fortune increase by NZ$3,494,333,333 since March 2020 a sum equivalent to over half a million New Zealanders receiving a cheque for NZ$6,849 each, reveals a new analysis from Oxfam today. The New Zealand … Read more »

Essential Healthcare Workers Threatened: Church Forces Workers Into Poverty

Press Release – Etu NZ

An Auckland faith-based organisation is threatening its homecare support workers with a lockout, after they have taken strike and picket action to win better working conditions. Since mid-2019, E t Lifewise members have been asking for increased … Read more »

Lockout Threat: Lifewise Homecare Support Workers Won’t Give Up

Press Release – E Tu

E t Lifewise homecare members have been taking strike and picket action since December 2020 for basic improvements in their working conditions. Members are asking for increased sick and bereavement leave, a collective agreement, and more guaranteed … Read more »

Lifewise Workers Continue Strike Action Despite Lockout Threat

Press Release – Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now face a possible lockout from their employer in response to their strike action and pickets. From Saturday, members will be going ahead with … Read more »

2021 Will Redefine The 21st Century – Accenture Report

Press Release – Accenture

As the Covid-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set to be the blueprint for the decades to come, according to a new report from global professional services firm Accenture. Read more »

Job Market Begins 2021 In Good Shape

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

After a year of uncertainty, New Zealands job market came out of 2020 looking considerably better than expected, according to analysis of over 55,500 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December 2020. Trade Me Jobs spokesperson … Read more »

Time For The Government To Adopt JobStart

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

With 212,468 people on a jobseeker benefit, its time for the Government to take urgent action and adopt Nationals JobStart policy, Nationals Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. The latest figures released by the Ministry of Social … Read more »

ACC Payout For Illegal Overstayer

Press Release – Don Rennie

The Taxpayers Union should be aware of the law and of the history of ACC. The ACC is a legal system introduced in 1974 to replace the common law right of accident victims to sue for damages for personal injury sustained as a result of negligence … Read more »

Petition Launched To ‘Get Vets’ Into NZ

Press Release – Get Vets

As New Zealand faces a dire shortage of veterinarians, a petition has been launched urging the Government to reclassify veterinarians as critical workers so we can Get Vets into NZ. New Zealand desperately needs veterinarians from overseas to counter … Read more »

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