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Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

"The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions," said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.

Govt changes a shameful attack on all workers - CTU

The Government has passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act slashing the rights of all Kiwi workers.

Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology - union

The government’s employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight. Parliament has just passed the final stages of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading

Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the passage of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill through Parliament.

Stats NZ staff escalate industrial action

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer. The staff, who are members of the Public Service Association (PSA), have been taking industrial action since September 8.

New employment law 'will hurt the most vulnerable NZers'

The Public Service Association (PSA) says changes to the Employment Relations Act, expected to be passed in Parliament tonight, will hurt vulnerable workers and their families more than anyone.

Coalition celebrating equal pay case outcome

"The Court of Appeal’s decision declining the employers’ appeal in the Kristine Bartlett case is a huge victory for women workers" said Pay Equity Coalition Challenge spokesperson Angela Macleod.

Bartlett case 'means Govt must act on equal pay'

The Court of Appeal victory for Lower Hutt caregiver, Kristine Bartlett demonstrates that both the Government and employers have been ignoring and not fully implementing equal pay law, the Green Party said today.

Whangarei Fast Track Job Match trial 'a success'

With the clock ticking, Whangarei employers and job seekers last week set job interview records at the Fast Track Job Match pilot event held at Toll Stadium.

Equal pay win in Court of Appeal

Today the Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers.