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Living wage win for core public services shows success of campaign - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff congratulated Living Wage Aotearoa and the Government for moving to a living wage of at least $20.55 an hour by the first of September for all people employed in the core public service.

Unite to picket Wendy's Dominion store tonight

Wendy's was given an interim injunction by the Employment Court yesterday against Unite Union to stop picketers trespassing on the company's land. The union has disputed whether the employment court had the jurisdiction to issue such injunctions in the circumstances.

Survey 'shows just how critical 90-day trial periods are for business and workers'

A recent nationwide survey of businesses and employers have found that the 90-day trial periods give business the confidence to take on staff they otherwise would not have.

90-day trial periods, 'take a chance on me' legislation

Findings from a nationwide survey of employers have found that the 90-day trial periods should be called the "take a chance on me" legislation.

Job advertisements: Going soft

ANZ Job Ads increased 2.2% in May (seasonally adjusted), following a 2.0% fall in April. "While job ads increased this month, they remain consistent with soft employment growth," said ANZ Senior Economist, Liz Kendall.

Motherhood pay penalty 'not a reality for all'

Organisers of New Zealand’s Equal Pay Awards have applauded the research paper by MOTU that found that New Zealand’s gender pay gap is larger among mothers than working women without children.

NZNO team reviewing DHB offer now

Industrial Services Manage Cee Payne has today announced that the NZNO team received a revised offer from district health boards (DHBs) this afternoon.

Auckland Go Bus drivers to strike tomorrow over dangerous work conditions

Following a series of strikes in Auckland and the Waikato region with a handful of companies, 60 Go Bus drivers in Auckland will be the latest to take industrial action.

Hearing 'exposes health risks for vulnerable workers'

The health risks of insecure work have been exposed during Select Committee submissions today on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

Seasonal labour shortage declared across Bay of Plenty

Ministry of Social Development has today declared a seasonal labour shortage across the Bay of Plenty. An additional 1,200 people are needed in the region to pick and pack an extra 20 million trays of kiwifruit this season.

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