Employment Headlines

New Zealanders march for solutions not pollution

Press Release – People’s Climate March

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland this morning, kicking off what will be the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. Early reports from Wellington … Read more »

Pike Judicial review – still no justice for the 29 killed

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is extremely concerned with the release today of a High Court decision declining to review the decision by Worksafe not to proceed with the prosecution against Peter Whittall in relation to the 29 deaths at Pike River after his insurers paid $1.42m … Read more »

Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said. Mr Hope is the right … Read more »

Mount Maunganui Bunnings workers strike for the 5th time

Press Release – FIRST Union

Mount Maunganui workers strike for the 5th time as Bunnings buries its head in the sand Read more »

What do the Smokefree laws mean for workplaces?

Press Release – Community and Public Health West Coast

Less than one in five New Zealand adults smoke tobacco. This means that there may be one or more smokers in many workplaces. The government has committed to the goal of Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 so that our children and grandchildren will be free … Read more »

National Audit highlights safer surgical practices

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The 6th National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) was released today by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), highlighting a significant drop in the number of adverse events due to issues with … Read more »

New BusinessNZ Chief Executive

Press Release – Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Council has appointed Kirk Hope as new Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Mr Hope is currently Chief Executive of the NZ Bankers Association. A barrister and solicitor, he was formerly Executive Director of the Financial Services Federation … Read more »

Kiwi Recruiters Put People Before Money

Press Release – Customise Consulting

Recruitment consultants have gathered in Auckland for the 2nd #AucklandRec meet-up to decide whats most important to them and surprisingly, money doesnt top their lists. Read more »

Remuneration Authority Appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde as Chair and Geoffrey Summers as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority). The Authority is responsible for setting the rates of … Read more »

Otago appoints inaugural Director of First-Year Experience

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Dr Stephen Scott to the new position of Director of First-Year Experience. Read more »

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