Employment Headlines

Justin Lester’s Gloating Extraordinary And Unjustified

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Taxpayers Union staff had to check it wasnt April-fools day when they received Wellington Mayor Justin Lesters media release about rate hikes in wellington of just 3.3% this afternoon. Reacting to Mr Lesters media statement, the Executive … Read more »

Submissions open on Employment Relations Amendment Bill

Press Release – Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

The bill proposes to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 to allow employees with an annual gross salary over $150,000 to contract out of the personal grievance provisions. Read more »

Government continues to fail migrant workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Recent reports that wages and working conditions are plummeting for seasonal migrant workers in New Zealand reveal the Governments failure to adequately protect migrant workers from exploitation, says Labours Immigration and Workplace Relations spokesperson … Read more »

New leader for country’s biggest Aviation union

Press Release – E tu

E t has a new leader at the helm of its Aviation division with the appointment of Marja Lubeck as Director of Aviation, effective today. Read more »

Koha Kai Wins Supreme Award

Press Release – TrustPower

Koha Kai, representing Invercargill and Southland, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards. Read more »

Southland-Otago Industry Awards Winners Announced

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The winners of the 2017 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year competition believe good staff management has stood them in good stead to help them to achieve their business goals. Read more »

Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments failure to index tax brackets to inflation since 2010 now costs the average Kiwi income earner almost $500 each year according to a new report released today by the Taxpayers Union . The report, ” 5 Options for Tax Relief in … Read more »

Aucklanders say ‘Yes’ to the Living Wage!

Press Release – Living Wage Aotearoa

Living Wage Auckland will today present nearly 2000 submissions on behalf of Aucklanders in support of the Living Wage at Auckland Council. Read more »

Q+A: Trade Minister Todd McClay interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Trade Minister Todd McClay not ruling out a conversation around Chinese workers coming to New Zealand to work on infrastructure projects as part of trade talks. Yeah, well, thats not something thats on the table at the moment, but, look, … Read more »

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Todd McClay

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Todd McClay The US is part of the Govts plan to get 90% of goods covered by FTAs by 2030 – but McClay acknowledges that with Trumps protectionist policies its going to be a hard road. Were going … Read more »

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