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Stark warning to employers - Kiwis preparing to change jobs

New research provides a stark warning to employers about losing staff. The number of adults intending to change jobs this year is projected to rise sharply.

Homecare strike: not so ‘Happy New Year’ for Lifewise homecare workers

It’s not a very ‘Happy New Year’ for Lifewise homecare workers, who will go on strike for at least the next three full days unless the Lifewise Trust is prepared to settle a fair collective agreement.

Unions call for acknowledgment of essential workers on Labour Day

The CTU President has drawn attention to the importance of essential workers on Labour Day.

Banking sector embraces Living Wage

The banks have become New Zealand’s first Living Wage sector in New Zealand. Seventeen banks have adopted the Living Wage as the minimum rate across the business for those who are directly employed and those who are contracted to deliver services on a regular and ongoing basis.

Improved Pay Equity Bill on the table - BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed changes to the Pay Equity Bill that aims to get better pay for women in undervalued occupations. BusinessNZ was part of the Pay Equity Joint Working Group that agreed on a set of principles for pay equity bargaining.

Covid-19: Essential workers need Fair Pay Agreements - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on employers and industry to continue to value those people who have done essential work during the level 4 lockdown.

COVID-19: Breaches of work rights will be logged with unions - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions has today launched an online tool for working Kiwis to identify employers who aren’t doing the right thing during the COVID-19 period.

Small businesses will feel sting of minimum wage rise - McClay

Confirmation that the Government’s unbalanced minimum wage rise could cost 17,000 jobs and lump taxpayers with a $125 million bill is an alarm bell for small businesses, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Steps to end forced labour and lift the wellbeing of workers

New Zealand has ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, reinforcing our strong commitment to ending forced labour and other forms of modern slavery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

'Hundreds of shoppers show support for a lift in pay at their supermarket'

The Pak n’ Save Picket for Decent Work at the Auckland Glen Innes store today (27/03/19) saw hundreds of customers filling out forms and handing them into checkout operators to show support for the hard work they do.

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