Employment Headlines

TEU: we’re ready to protect you from new employment law

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions. Read more »

Stats NZ only have themselves to blame for postponement

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ only have themselves to blame for the indefinite postponement of the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014. Read more »

NZ Diversity Survey – benchmarking workplace diversity

Press Release – AUT University

AUT Universitys New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released a report on diversity in New Zealand workplaces. Read more »

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is … Read more »

Is Ferry ‘Captain’ Getting Golden Handshake?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters wants to know if the departing general manager of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries, Tom Davis, is receiving a golden handshake or being deservedly sacked for the way the ferry system has been derailed. Read more »

Food price index delay

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand is delaying the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014 due to industrial action among Public Service Association members. Read more »

Law change creates more flexible labour market

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Employment Relations Amendment Act, passed yesterday, will bring new flexibility to the labour market and will reduce the ability of unions to organise and to recruit. Read more »

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Press Release – First Union

A big rise in profits at New Zealand’s largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers union said today. Read more »

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. The Reviews analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, … Read more »

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today’s release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. “These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer.” CTU President, Helen Kelly said. Read more »

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