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Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms – Annual Workforce Survey

Press Release – CTU

With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTUs annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period … Read more »

New Year Brings New Attitudes To How We Work And Spend

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

The lessons learned from COVID-19 are continuing to shape New Zealanders way of life as we head into 2022, according to new research by Westpac NZ. A survey of more than 1,300 Westpac customers found Kiwis financial priorities had changed … Read more »

Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union Deeply Disappointed By Result In James Gardner-Hopkins Penalty Hearing

Press Release – ALWU

The Aotearoa Legal Workers Union (ALWU) is deeply disappointed in the Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunals decision to only suspend ex-Russell McVeagh partner James Gardner-Hopkins for a period of two years. The Tribunal released … Read more »

Small Business Tips For Career-pivoting Entrepreneurs

Opinion – Hugh Grant

It’s a perfect opportunity to think about your work, reassess your priorities, and even alter directions as the new year starts. This new path may require you to take the risk of starting your own company. If you’re thinking about doing so, keep in … Read more »

Campaign For New Zealand Coastal Tankers Says Fuel Security At Risk

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Joint media release Maritime Union of New Zealand/New Zealand Merchant Service Guild/Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Three unions representing New Zealand shipping crews are mounting a united campaign to protect New Zealands fuel security and save … Read more »

ACT Calls For Higher Standards For Our Teachers

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

As schools prepare to return for the new year, the ACT Party is calling for higher standards for our teachers when renewing their practicing certificates, says ACTs Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. Across all of the standardised international … Read more »

New Year, New Rewards For Teachers

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

As school prepare to return for the New Year, ACT is calling on the Government to adopt our Teaching Excellence Reward Fund (TERF), says ACTs Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. Many New Zealanders can recall a teacher who made a real difference … Read more »

Incentives Working But More People Needed For Otago Summerfruit Harvest

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Summerfruit growers in Otago are experiencing severe staff shortages, due to the ongoing impact of border closures and low unemployment in New Zealand. We know it is tough for growers at the moment. Last season, they had the weather. This season, … Read more »

On The Global War Against Plastics

Article – Gordon Campbell

Compared to Covid and climate change, the threat from plastics seems like a low rent version of planetary disaster. Can that plastic bottle, this fast food plastic knife and fork, and the plastic packaging wrapped around everything from supermarket … Read more »

Employment Indicators: November 2021

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Employment indicators provide an early indication of changes in the labour market. Key facts Changes in the seasonally adjusted filled jobs for the November 2021 month (compared with the October 2021 month) were: all industries up 0.4 percent (9,395 … Read more »

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