Employment Headlines

Settlement of NZRDA MECA Reached

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. Read more »

Burger King worker assaulted for monitoring temperature

Press Release – Unite Union

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland. Read more »

Aquaculture growth backed by newly appointed Group Manager

Press Release – Cawthron Foundation

With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength. Read more »

Social bonds not the answer

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments social bond plan to allow foreign companies to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders will put already vulnerable people at further risk, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Living Wage

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

All businesses, including councils hire on merit, so paying a higher rate without asking for better performance is not sound business practice. Private sector businesses would soon go out of business, but councils take the easy option they simply … Read more »

Living wage policy shuts out the minimum waged from jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union thanks Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery for so quickly conceding the central criticism of a report on living wage policies released by the Taxpayers Union last night , that those earning … Read more »

First social bond to focus on mental health

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. Read more »

Strong prospects for jobseekers, more jobs in NZ

Press Release – SEEK

There were 5 per cent more jobs advertised on SEEK this January than 12 months ago, with improved results across the regions. Read more »

Time for Phil Goff to See Sense on Living Wage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Phil Goffs plan to implement a living wage at Auckland Council should be scrapped after it was revealed by the New Zealand Taxpayers Union that Wellington City Councils own living wage policy led to job losses for seventeen parking wardens. … Read more »

17 jobs lost, more to go under WCC’s living wage policy

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Seventeen parking wardens contracted by Wellington City Council were not rehired in-house, with further job losses inevitable under the Councils living wage policy, according to a new report written by Jim Rose for the New Zealand Taxpayers Union … Read more »

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