Employment Headlines

Tiny Surplus Reason For Continued Fiscal Restraint

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming news from Finance Minister Bill English that the surplus we have been waiting for has finally eventuated. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Green Party praise for Helen Kelly

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has praised retiring New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) President Helen Kelly, who steps down today after eight years in the union leadership role. Read more »

Helen Kelly speech – CTU conference 14 October 2015

Speech – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

It great to see you all here at our conference and its great we all have this chance to again together reflect on the last couple of years and see what we learned and achieved but most importantly to look forward, set priorities and use the things … Read more »

Colorpak offers grocery vouchers, not fair pay

Press Release – E Tu

People working at Colorpaks Auckland factory are drawing the line on an effective pay freeze being demand by their bosses. Read more »

In-between travel Bill passes first reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new Bill will ensure Support Workers are paid for the time and costs travelling between clients. Read more »

Bill delivers real change to low-paid home support workforce

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating the first reading of the Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Bill in Parliament this afternoon. The Bill implements a settlement between the PSA; the SFWU; the CTU; … Read more »

Gisborne electrician receives fine for illegal work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Gisborne electrical business has been fined $6000 in the District Court after its sole director and shareholder, Gareth Hopkins, carried out prescribed electrical work (PEW) despite not being registered to do so. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Tip Cap to Jane Kelsey

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the decision of Justice Collins allowing the judicial review of the Minister of Trades decision not to allow access to information requested by Jane Kelsey and others relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation. Read more »

High Court TPPA ruling sends strong message to Government

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Todays High Court decision sends the Government a clear message that it needs to be more transparent when negotiating trade deals with far-reaching consequences for New Zealanders, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of … Read more »

Sovereign CEO challenge offers 25K

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

SOVEREIGN CEO CHALLENGE OFFERS 25K TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH AND WELLBEING At a time when New Zealanders are increasingly aware of their health and fitness, the Sovereign Tri Series kicks off next month and the CEO Challenge returns for its second … Read more »

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