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MP pay rise changes 'cannot be used to hold public servants back'

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the changes to MP pay announced today by John Key cannot be used to justify withholding decent pay movement for public servants.

Kiwis more willing to bet on themselves

Investing in your success: Would you cut your base salary to potentially earn more in a performance-related bonus?

Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands - CTU

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly.

Minimum wage to increase to $14.75

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April.

Zero Hour Myths exposed by Fast Food worker survey

A major survey of fast food workers in New Zealand has exposed the reality of "Zero Hour Contracts" for workers and some of the myths used to justify them.

Wendy's accused of intimidating workers to stop striking

Unite Union has accused the Wendy's corporation of intimidating workers to stop striking. Workers have been pulled aside by managers to caution them against striking "or there would be consequences for their future at Wendy's".

Skilled job vacancies up in January

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 0.7 per cent for the month of January, and were up 6.3 per cent in the past year to January, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.

28 jobs lost in Wgt as NZ manufacturing moves overseas

Workers at SRX Global in Wellington were shocked yesterday at the announcement their plant is closing and their work shifted to Australia and Malaysia.

US McDonalds' workers visit NZ after huge campaign year

2014 was a massive year for Fast Food workers in the U.S. Two McDonalds’ worker from Los Angeles are visiting New Zealand this month to tell the story and work with fast food workers in New Zealand to keep building the momentum in 2015.

NZ 'continues to face a shortage' of IT professionals

Highly skilled IT professionals continue to be in short supply in New Zealand as organisations seek to improve processes and upgrade systems, says recruiting experts Hays.