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Malaysian labour scam industry wake-up call

E tū is urging the construction industry to get its house in order after revelations of a scam involving illegal Malaysian construction workers.

Unions welcome commitment to pay equity for mental health workforce

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tÅ« welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers.

Rangatahi will suffer under plan to close regional careers offices - PSA

Young people in the regions, particularly Maori and Pasefika, could miss out on vital careers advice if the Tertiary Education Commission closes offices in the regions, the PSA says.

Conditions right for good job creation - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) today said that the slowly falling unemployment rate had plenty of room for improvement, with 343,000 New Zealanders still either out of work or needing more work than policy makers have created.

Unemployment down, but New Zealanders want more work - Jackson

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson has today welcomed the release of the Household Labour Force Survey, which shows unemployment falling to 4.5 per cent.

Auckland rail workers consider further action over safety concerns

Auckland rail workers are again voting on taking industrial action as their employer insists on cutting staff on commuter trains, despite serious health and safety concerns.

Flowery rhetoric won't deliver jobs Mr Jackson - Goldsmith

The Employment Minister’s lofty ambition to build ‘a kete of tightly woven pastoral care around individuals’ in a bid to stem youth unemployment just goes to show that Labour doesn’t understand where jobs actually come from, National’s employment spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

New Zealand women lawyers now in the majority

The New Zealand legal profession now has more women lawyers than male lawyers. The New Zealand Law Society says that of 13,103 lawyers currently practising in New Zealand, 6553 are women and 6550 are men.

Partnership 'helping ease skills shortage'

Site Safe’s new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive in New Zealand.

Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government - end the aviation lockout

50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by Fiji Government-controlled Air Terminal Services.

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