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Key's threat to veto premature - Moroney

John Key’s threat that he might use a financial veto against the Bill that will introduce 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave is premature and based on inflated costings, says the bill’s sponsor, Labour ‘s Sue Moroney.

Pay Equity Coalition supports Midwives

The Pay Equity Challenge Coalition today added its support to the College of Midwives claim of pay discrimination on the basis of gender.

SkyCity Auckland agrees to new guaranteed minimum hours

SKYCITY Auckland, together with the Unite Union and the Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU), have struck a landmark agreement that will see all part-time staff on collective employment agreements guaranteed a higher minimum number of hours.

Council supports midwives' test case around pay equality

The National Council of Women of New Zealand supports the College of Midwives taking action over what the college sees as structural sexism which impacts on midwives’ pay and conditions and the level of support women giving birth receive.

Pay parity discrimination case heads to court

"We have been left with no choice." That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court.

'Significant changes' to jobs 'the last thing Chch Council needs'

The Public Service Association (PSA) is against the proposal released today that would see 175 roles Christchurch City Council (CCC) roles disestablished, with only 115 new roles created.

Can NZ reap the benefits of workplace diversity?

Why are organisations in New Zealand falling short on diversity in the workplace? Could it be that they are not rising to the challenges they face when trying to achieve diversity?

KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court

Rail workers’ union takes test case to determine the employment status of Chinese engineers working under warranty to remove asbestos from KiwiRail’s imported locomotives

National should support all families for 26 weeks - Moroney

Families with multiple babies, and those born prematurely or with disabilities, are the winners from moves to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks but the Government must give all babies the same head start in life, Labour’s spokesperson for Women Sue Moroney says.

Metlifecare pay deal praised by unions

A new collective agreement at Metlifecare is being hailed by staff as setting a new standard for pay and conditions in the aged care sector.