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Meat workers need jobs that count - CTU

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry.

Skilled job vacancies grow in November

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.0 per cent for the month of November, and were up 7.8 percent in the past year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.

'More action required' on public service diversity

Public servants from ethnic minorities continue to be under-represented in the senior management of government departments and they continue to be paid significantly below the average public service salary according to Multicultural New Zealand.

Lyttelton Port workers vote for industrial action

Lyttelton Port staff represented by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) this afternoon voted for an indefinite ban on overtime to commence on 17 December.

Maori economy can lift the future of work - Mahuta

Māori will play a vital role in Labour’s new Future of Work Commission, Labour's Maori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says. "The past twenty years have seen the Maori economy grow to $37 billion.

Aged care caregivers 'will be deeply disappointed' by appeal

"Thousands of aged care caregivers and all fair-minded New Zealanders will be deeply disappointed at the decision by the Aged Care Association to launch yet another appeal in the Kristine Bartlett equal pay case," said the National Secretary of the Service and Food Workers Union, John Ryall, toda

Job vacancies steady in October

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

Advice to workers on petrol station drive away issue disappoints

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ('MBIE') regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue.

NZers using mobile devices for job searching

New Zealanders are increasingly using mobile devices when looking for a new job. A survey of 550 New Zealanders by recruiting experts Hays shows that job seekers still do most of their job searching on their desktop, but a growing number are using their smartphones.

Chch employer penalised for charging employment premium

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed a penalty on a Christchurch milk distribution business for charging a migrant worker an employment premium for her job that resulted in take home pay of $4.37 an hour.