Employment Headlines

Industry Training and Apprenticeships on the rise

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

More working New Zealanders are gaining skills and qualifications on the job, earning while they learn, says the Industry Training Federation. Our industry training and apprenticeship system is improving steadily, according to recently released Tertiary … Read more »

Unite calls for NZ Super Fund to divest from fossil fuels

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Unions elected workers executive recently passed a motion demanding that the NZ Super Fund withdraw all investments (divests) from the coal, oil and gas projects that are driving climate change. Unite joins climate action group 350 Aotearoa, several … Read more »

Pastry House strike into third day

Press Release – E tu

E t members at Pastry House in Manukau City have taken a third day of strike action today in support of their pay claims. Read more »

Otago Polytechnic leads the way

Press Release – Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is leading the country with the percentage of students who successfully complete their studies. Read more »

New Zealand Press Council seeks a Public Member

Press Release – New Zealand Press Council

The New Zealand Press Council is currently seeking applications from suitable candidates for appointment as a member of the Council representing the public. The appointee will be required to start in January 2017. Read more »

CYF reform bill needs to go back to the drawing board

Press Release – Public Service Association

Opposition parties should speak out strongly about the rushed and inadequate reforms to the laws around young people – and vote them down, the PSA says. Read more »

Come on Prime Minister Bennett – make equal pay a reality!

Press Release – Public Service Association

Paula Bennett may only have a day in the role of Acting Prime Minister, but the Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is urging her to do something good for all Kiwi women. Read more »

Widespread growth in business and staff numbers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Most industries and regions have more businesses and staff than last year, with growth led by the construction industry, Statistics New Zealand said today. Mining is the only industry to go against the trend. Read more »

New data shows tourism sector is booming

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Figures released today show tourism contributed $14.5 billion to the New Zealand economy in the year to March 2016, says Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key. Read more »

DHBs Fail to Engage Genuinely in Bargaining

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Unfortunately bargaining between NZRDA and the DHBs did not go well today. Despite NZRDA tabling an alternative proposal the DHB negotiating team declined to engage further, choosing instead to adjourn for further discussion with CEOs. Read more »

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