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Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

An apprenticeship programme in the Waikato District is playing its part to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand roading industry following the graduation of its first intake last month.

Labour productivity falls on high input growth

Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, StatsNZ said today. Labour inputs for the measured sector increased 3.3 percent, the largest increase since the beginning of the series (1996).

Hearing challenges aren't a barrier to success in the Civil Infrastructure Industry

Hearing challenges aren't a barrier to success in the Civil Infrastructure Industry for one long-time Higgins Christchurch employee who has just achieved an industry qualification.

Mayor’s Council and CCO shake-up 'must be more than a PR exercise'

Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed review of Auckland Council and its Council-controlled organisations (CCOs) must not be another exercise in restructuring for the sake of it, and it must safeguard the expertise and functionality of long-serving Local Government staff, the PSA says.

Women's day should mean equal pay - Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to do something meaningful for the women of New Zealand this International Women’s Day, by picking up a Member’s Bill on pay transparency that’s currently in the ballot.

4000 apply for 26 jobs - were 3974 lazy, drug addicts?

So far Prime Minister Bill English has called out-of-work New Zealanders druggies and lazy. "We have a question for him: what does he call the 4000 people who applied for 26 WorkSafe positions around the country?

PM uses 'alternative facts' about Kiwis looking for work

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work.

E tu forced to withdraw from Mayoral meeting on Cadbury

E tÅ« union was forced to withdraw from today’s Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns.

Job advertisements up 0.5 per cent in January 2017

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.5 per cent in January 2017 and by 12 per cent over the year to January, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report.

Settlement of NZRDA MECA reached

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. The DHB bargaining team will recommend settlement to the CEs at a meeting on Thursday, prior to NZRDA formally proceeding to ratification by its members.

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