Employment Headlines

Lyttelton port workers to leaflet neighbourhoods

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Port workers are taking their message directly to the communities of the directors of Lyttelton Port, with a leafletting campaign explaining why they have no choice but to take industrial action. Read more »

What are your rights at work? Not Sure? Ask the CAB

Press Release – Citizens Advice Bureaux NZ

A lot of people go to the Citizens Advice Bureau for help with employment issues and questions. Last year, the CAB was shocked to discover that many of these clients didnt have a written employment agreement. They were so concerned about this that … Read more »

Vodafone launches world’s largest future jobs programme

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Wednesday March 21, 2018 Vodafone launches worlds largest future jobs programme to help Kiwi youth Vodafone has launched a ground-breaking international future jobs programme in 18 countries including New Zealand, to provide career guidance and access … Read more »

Practice Guidelines to support disabled people into work

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni and Minister of Employment Willie Jackson welcome the launch of the new Employment Support Practice Guidelines: How to support disabled people to get the job they want. Read more »

Smoking can stub out job opportunities

Press Release – Employsure

It turns out your health isn’t the only thing being harmed by your smoking habit. Finding employment could also be an issue for smokers, an employment expert says. Read more »

Twyford MIA while Canterbury exporters suffer

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National is demanding the Transport Minister show his face and step in on behalf of the transport sector as unions continue their chokehold Canterbury exporters, Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

Lyttelton Port Strike Starts Midnight

Press Release – LPC

Lyttelton Port Companys offer of parity with the other major Union at the Port has been refused by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) which will begin striking at midnight tonight. RMTU is striking from 21 to 25 March inclusive. Read more »

Baby Boomers less optimistic about upskilling

Press Release – Hays

Upskilling keeps you relevant and employable in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolutions rapid rate of workplace change, but a survey by recruiting experts Hays shows the majority (71%) of Millennials also believe it should lead to a salary … Read more »

Hamilton CEO exposes ratepayers to enormous risk

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Hamilton City Councils decision to tip off two businessmen about a proposed development has exposed ratepayers to enormous risk, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

One third of Kiwi smokers admit to sacrificing essentials

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A new global survey of smokers just released from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, has found that 36% of New Zealand smokers admit to spending money on tobacco that they know would be better spent on household essentials like food. Taxpayers’ … Read more »

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