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LookSee Wellington, a new global talent search initiative that aims to address the city’s IT skills shortage and position the industry for further growth, is now accepting registrations from talented tech professionals from around the globe.

Living Wage rate to be announced

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage will be announced next Tuesday 21 February at 12:01am. The Living Wage is defined as:

Cabin crew seek inclusion in CAA regulations on flight fatigue

Cabin crew say it’s time they were included in Civil Aviation Authority regulations, including rules related to fatigue. While pilots are covered by the regulations, cabin crew are not.

Could you be breaking the 'laws of love' on Valentine's Day in the office?

For most people Valentine’s Day (14 February) is innocent fun, a day where many couples simply celebrate being together. And it’s not uncommon to find people who work together in a close personal relationship.

RSE employers hiring more Kiwis - Woodhouse

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are also employing more New Zealanders.

Integrated temporary employees make powerful brand - Hays

Organisations are adding temporary and contract employees to their workforce, but are they missing a trick? According to recruiting experts Hays, employers who effectively integrate temporary and contract employees into their team attain a far greater end result than those who don’t.

Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.

Waikato DHB offers $200 an hour to undermine strike - NZRDA

Waikato DHB is offering resident doctors up to $200 an hour to break the strike and work during the upcoming three day strike commencing on Tuesday, January 17th over safer hours.

St John deducts paramedics' wages as contract dispute escalates

The union representing 1000 ambulance officers across the country is condemning St John’s decision to deduct 10% off the wages of ambulance officers taking strike action.

Social media is your online CV

While social media might be seen by many as a bit of fun and a way to stay in touch with family and friends, it is also a lot more than that.

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.

Kiwis believe gender equality still an issue in workforce

New research from recruitment and HR specialist, Randstad, places New Zealand near the bottom of the table of 33 countries when it comes to believing there is gender equality in the workplace. The Randstad Workmonitor survey encompasses Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. The short strike, which will take place between 12pm and 1pm on Thursday 22 September, follows three months of unproductive negotiations with the university.

Pacific employment scheme launch

Following a successful pilot, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today launched Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS) at an event in Manukau. PESS will help young pacific people in Auckland find sustainable employment, education or training opportunities.

AFFCO Talleys at it again with t shirt threats - union

AFFCO Talleys bosses visited the picket line at AFFCO Feilding today to tell the workers that they can’t wear their Jobs that Count t shirt because they advertise the union’s Jobs that Count website.

Higher wages and low inflation helping families

New Zealand’s average annual wage has increased by 25 per cent to $58,000 since 2008, while low inflation means much of the increase is lifting the spending power of Kiwi families.

More candidates standing up for Jobs That Count

Local Body candidates from around New Zealand are signing the Jobs That Count pledge to take a stand and put their communities first if successful in the upcoming local body elections.

New Easter trading laws bad for families - CTU

"Today the National Government voted to make regional authorities responsible for deciding whether people get to spend time with the families on Easter Sunday or not. This was a bad decision by the National Government," CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said.

NZ's top apprentices launch campaign to sign up more school leavers

The GOT A TRADE WEEK campaign will this week raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in New Zealand.

Easter Sunday should be for families, not commerce - CTU

The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call of two former All Blacks to protect family time at Easter. A government bill, which will make it easier for shops to open on Easter Sunday, is due back before Parliament this week for its third and final reading.

Crowdsourced advert highlights Kiwis' AFFCO concerns - CTU

Hundreds of concerned New Zealanders have come together to fund a full page advertisement in the Nelson Mail today to tell Sir Peter Talley to negotiate fairly with people who work at Talley’s-owned meat processor AFFCO.

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