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Work visa problems need monitoring - Fenton

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson.

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off - Fenton

The Government’s decision to "reprioritise" scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton.

English confirms he has no plan to raise wages - Little

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says.

'Rock star economy' throws hospital staff out the window - PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill English’s ‘rock star economy’, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%.

Online job vacancies pick up in March

The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

Better communities through better wages - NZ First

As the strong dollar tips more people onto the unemployment queue, the Government’s failure to create jobs is being highlighted, says New Zealand First.

Mayor launches plan to boost youth employment

Mayor Len Brown today launched a plan to increase youth employment in Auckland at a summit attended by Auckland’s key business leaders, young people and government agencies.

Mayor to launch new youth employment initiative

Mayor Len Brown will launch a bold new approach to youth employment in Auckland in partnership with business and young people on Wednesday 9 April. Media are welcome to attend the launch summit, which runs from 7-10am at Vodafone, 20 Viaduct Harbour Ave.

Christchurch IT salaries surge - Candle

Leading New Zealand IT recruitment agency Candle has released new data from MySalaryPortal.co.nz which reveals the Christchurch market is heating up with wages spiking 10 per cent in the past six months.

A few cents won't send workers into rock star economy - SFWU

"Today’s minimum wage increase will make little difference to hard working New Zealanders living on poverty wages," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall today. The minimum wage increases today from $13.75 to $14.25 an hour.