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New safety regulations for children's workforce

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that new mandatory safety checking requirements for people who work with children will provide greater protection for our youngest New Zealanders.

Parental leave payments to increase from 1 July

Paid parental leave payments will increase from 1 July 2015, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. The maximum weekly rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents will increase from $504.10 to $516.85 gross per week.

Protecting workers' lives is not 'onerous' - EPMU

The government must not water down changes to health and safety legislation which are vital for New Zealand workers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Flexible working opportunities highly sought after - report

40% of professionals say they would reject a job offer if it lacked flexible working opportunities, a new whitepaper from professional recruiter Robert Walters reports.

Nurses say no to District Health Boards' offer

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) around the country have voted overwhelmingly not to accept the DHBs’ proposed multi-employer collective agreement.

More skilled job vacancies available online

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 6.3 per cent in the past year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Jobs Online report.

Job ads lift in Auckland; steady overall

Demand for labour remains steady, but Auckland is the only main centre in which job ads are still lifting, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data.

Study into ethnic discrimination in the accounting industry

Aspiring accountants from an ethnic minority have greater success finding a job if they adopt strategies that minimise their cultural differences, a Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate has found.

Regions need a jobs plan - CTU

The Government must work with regional New Zealand to develop a plan for jobs development and wage growth to ensure kiwi workers are treated more fairly.

NZ women being paid like it's 1970 - Greens

New Zealand women today are earning just $22 a week more than the national average weekly earnings in 1970, the Green Party has revealed.