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Ambos renew strike action at St John

St John ambulance staff are taking a "tea cup protest" outside their employer’s head office today before a second round of strike action at the emergency service provider kicks off tomorrow.

Educators welcome significant step towards fair pay for women

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the government’s decision today to implement the Equal Pay Principles, a framework for women workers to address gender pay discrimination.

PSA welcomes government’s decision on Equal Pay

New Zealand can once again claim to be a leader in gender equality today, the PSA says - as the government has accepted the Joint Working Group’s recommendations on equal pay.

Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity.

Increase in seasonal workers for RSE

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced an increase in the number of seasonal workers who can come to New Zealand to work in the horticulture and viticulture industry under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme.

'Worker safety paramount' in Wellington post-quake investigations

The Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi is welcoming an investigation into the serious damage sustained at Statistics House in Wellington.

Lift pay of support staff to that of prison officers - NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Government to acknowledge low paid women "working for free" from today, by lifting the pay of education support workers and teacher aides to equal that paid to corrections officers.

Practical response to skills shortage

New developments in employment and skills have been welcomed by BusinessNZ.

Employers can't find NZers to employ - BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says Labour’s proposal to tax employers who are not providing training would be a blunt instrument that would not fix the problem of skills shortages. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the real problem is that many employers can’t find New Zealanders to employ.

Unemployment down to 4.9 per cent

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.9 per cent, the lowest rate since December 2008.

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