Employment Headlines

PSA members relieved as Wairarapa rejects super-council

Press Release – Public Service Association

Local government workers across the Wairarapa will be relieved at a decisive result in plans for a “super council”, the PSA says. Read more »

Wellington businesses get record sustainability recognition

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

Wellington-based New Zealand Post took out the Supreme Award: NZI Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand. Five other winners hail from Wellington and a record 20 finalists were also locals. Read more »

Open letter to Restaurant Brands over alternative holidays

Press Release – Unite Union

It is with great concern that the manipulation of rosters to deny staff alternative holidays at Restaurant Brands has been confirmed to be so widespread that it must have been company policy at a senior level. Read more »

Divorce, Death, Disaster and what it means for KiwiSavers

Press Release – Westpac

A survey of KiwiSaver members by Westpac NZ shows many people have little idea about what happens to their savings in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as divorce, death or financial disaster. Read more »

Mānuka honey definition will protect trade

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor says a definition for mnuka honey will safeguard the industry from cowboy operators and protect New Zealands trade reputation. Read more »

Costs flying further than the fox

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

It would be incredible if Christchurch City Council spent $1000 removing a flying fox, but spending $26,600 at Muka Park to remove a flying fox because of noise complaints displays an impressive approach to wasteful spending, says the New Zealand Taxpayers … Read more »

Parliament set for Urgency this week

Article – The Scoop Team

Parliament is set for a bout of Urgency this week with the new Government seeking to implement its 100 Day Plan, while there is a chance the first Members Bill ballot of this Parliament may be triggered. Read more »

Government name calling doesn’t help vulnerable kids

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Government name calling doesnt help vulnerable kids 11 DECEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Port Workers’ Union Condemns Boss’s “Excessive” Pay

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Port Workers Union Condemns Bosss Excessive Pay The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) says Lyttelton Port CEO Peter Davies $955,000 pay packet cannot be justified and is symptomatic of a broken wage-setting system in New Zealand. … Read more »

Workers gutted after Dunedin votes for Easter Sunday trading

Press Release – First Union

Workers gutted after Dunedin City Council votes for Easter Sunday trading Working people in Dunedin are gutted after the Dunedin City Councils decision to allow Easter Sunday trading. Thats according to the union representing retail … Read more »

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