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'Colonel Sanders forces Woodhouse's hand' on zero hours

New Zealand First is accusing Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse of being all over the place about zero hour contracts having defended them, tinkered with them and now reportedly considering an outright ban, which has been New Zealand First’s position.

Zero excuses, end zero hour contracts now - Little

It’s time Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse cut the weasel words and banned zero hour contracts, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. "Michael Woodhouse today acknowledged zero hour contracts are unfair.

Greens happy Govt adopting their zero hours law changes

The Green Party is happy the Government is adopting key sections of Denise Roche’s members’ bill that winds back the worst aspects of National’s unfair zero hours law.

Movie industry fails workers - CTU

Workers in New Zealand’s movie making industry are earning poverty wages. Three-quarters of the 12,600 jobs earned less than $13,200 in 2013 according to new statistics released by Statistics New Zealand today.

'Ban employers' who exploit migrant workers

The government may need to consider greater sanctions for employers who exploit migrant workers says Union Network of Migrants (Unemig) coordinator Dennis Maga.

Tea and meal breaks restored at Cotton On

Workers from the Cotton On distribution centre are welcoming substantial improvements in wages and working conditions says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.

Fewer people working long hours

The proportion of employed people working 50 hours or more per week dropped to 20 percent in 2013, according to census results released by Statistics New Zealand today. This is down from 23 percent in 2006, and 25 percent in 2001.

Govt 'should drop appeal' of decision to pay carers minimum wage

The Green Party is calling on the Government to drop its mean-spirited move to appeal a court decision that respite carers should be paid at least the minimum wage.

Employment confidence rises

The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose to 108.5 in the March quarter, up from 106.5 in the December quarter. However, this follows a sharp decline in confidence late last year, and still leaves confidence lower than it was through mid-2014.

'Urgent action needed' on cleaning industry training

Figures just released by NZQA showing a shocking level of training uptake by cleaners has led to calls from New Zealand’s leading commercial company CrestClean for the introduction of a National Standard for the $1 billion commercial cleaning industry.