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Largest private sector union launched

The largest private sector union in New Zealand has been launched today in Wellington. E tÅ« has been created by the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and Service and Food Workers’ Union.

Strike off as Toll Logistics agrees to meet workers' demands

After workers commenced strike action at Toll Logistics this morning, the company has agreed to conclude a new collective agreement and settle outstanding legal cases, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott. Workers were prepared to strike until Christmas if necessary.

HRC urges action over NZ's growing gender pay gap

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand cannot continue with "business as usual" in the wake of the latest statistics revealing the nation’s gender pay gap is at a six-year high, up 11.8% from 9.9% this time last year.

NZers 'have high awareness' of gender inequality

New Zealanders have high awareness that more needs to be done to get equality for women, research released by the National Council of Women of New Zealand says.

RWC absenteeism: time for employers to put a game plan in place

Rugby World Cup starts this weekend and employers need to put strategies in place to tackle the inevitable absenteeism and tardiness of their teams.

Little change in skilled job vacancies in August

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online fell by 0.1 per cent in August, while there was a 1.9 per cent rise across the year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) latest Jobs Online report.

Tips for negotiating a job offer

For many jobseekers one of the most intimidating parts of the interview process is negotiating your salary, but according to recruiting experts Hays you can step confidently into these negotiations by preparing and getting your timing right.

EPMU and FARSA congratulate pilots' union on rest break victory

The largest union in the aviation industry stands in solidarity with the Air Line Pilots’ Association after the Court of Appeal ordered Jetstar to provide their pilots and cabin crew with the breaks they are entitled to.

Medical students encouraged by Surgeon's apology on bullying

New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) President Elizabeth Berryman says she is encouraged by the release of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s draft report on bullying and sexual harassment.

PPL extended for parents of pre-term babies

The duration of paid-parental leave will be extended for eligible parents of pre-term babies, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.