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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi is welcoming an investigation into the serious damage sustained at Statistics House in Wellington.
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.
New developments in employment and skills have been welcomed by 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"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.
The GOT A TRADE WEEK campaign will this week raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in New Zealand.
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.
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.