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