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'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.

Strike notice 'reflects pressure of underfunded disability sector'

NZDSN says notice that IDEA Services has been issued with strike action over failed negotiations with a union representing support and admin staff shows the pressure on disability service providers.

CTU backs minimum wage rise

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) strongly backs the increase to the minimum wage from Monday 1 April by $1.20 to $17.70 per hour.

A historical first: FIRST Union workers win fixing rule

A historic and significant, industry-setting decision has been made by the Employment Court of New Zealand in Christchurch regarding the Employment Relations Authority’s ability to fix the provisions of a collective agreement which has been subject to a drawn-out, unsettled collective bargainin

Workers to picket high-end North Shore supermarket for wages they can live on

Union members are taking action outside New World Albany today (Sunday 3rd March 2pm) to stand up for wages they can live on.

Half of Kiwi workers say automation has impacted their job responsibilities - poll

Half of New Zealand workers have already seen their job responsibilities change as a result of automation, according to recruiting experts Hays.

'Darker side emerging of exploitation of migrant workers in NZ'

In reference to the New Zealand resident who allegedly brought Samoan nationals to do illegal work for him in the horticultural industry on a regular basis for decades.

Strike notice lifted as Air NZ and aircraft maintenance workers reach agreement

Air New Zealand is pleased that an agreement has been reached with the unions representing its aircraft maintenance and logistics workers including the lifting of strike notices that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 customers over the three busiest travel days of the year.

PhD graduate's personal exploration of job stress and trauma

Very few New Zealanders understand what it’s like to live under the constant threat of terrorism. But Massey Business School lecturer Dr Fatima Junaid knows only too well - through both personal experience and her PhD research.

Now is the time to restore balance to employment relations - PSA

The second reading of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill in Parliament scheduled for today demonstrates a new consensus about restoring a much-need balance to employment relations says the PSA.

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture - HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand is pleased Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway have increased the amount of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who will be available for the upcoming busy fruit harvest season.

'Tranzurban delivered 96.7% of commuter services' during industrial action

Tranzurban delivered 96.7% of commuter services and 100% of school services in Wellington and the Hutt Valley during today’s industrial action.

Reefton RSA named Supreme Winner at Community Awards

Reefton Returned and Services Association has taken top honours for Buller District at the West Coast’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.

Pay rates for NGO social workers should not be left behind - NZCCSS

NZCCSS welcomes the announcement today that Oranga Tamariki social workers have reached agreement on a pay equity settlement.

Lax approach to forestry operation leaves worker injured - WorkSafe

Rotorua based logging operator Cropp Logging was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today after an incident where a worker was struck by a tumbling log.

Part-time workers most likely to lend a hand - Stats NZ

Part-time workers, particularly women and those aged 65 years and older, were the workers most likely to do volunteer work, Stats NZ said today.

Understanding sex industry rights and legal obligations - Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand is taking a proactive approach to better understanding issues within the sex industry as part of wider work on exploitation. Addressing the exploitation of migrants is a priority for Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

Waikato bus drivers strike for the third time as Go Bus requests arbitration

Over a hundred drivers in the Waikato region will once again carry out strike and picket action as the relationship with their employer Go Bus hits new lows.

Job advertisements continue to rise in July 2018

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.6 per cent in the month of July 2018 and 7.1 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release.

Govt invests further $3m to tackle Bay of Plenty youth unemployment

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson announced at today’s Bay of Connections annual forum a further $3.08 million investment to tackle youth unemployment in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Employment highest ever for women - Stats NZ

The seasonally adjusted employment rate for women rose to 62.8 percent in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This follows an employment rate of 62.6 percent last quarter.

Minimum wage pushes up private sector pay rates - Stats NZ

The rise in the minimum wage helped lift private sector salary and wage rates 2.1 percent in the June 2018 year, Stats NZ said today.

Slight rise in unemployment and underutilisation rates - Stats NZ

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 4.4 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today.

IR keen for bargaining to recommence

Commissioner of Inland Revenue Naomi Ferguson is calling for a resumption of talks with the union that represents about half the agency’s staff.

Court action: When is a worker a contractor versus an employee?

FIRST Union plans to seek a determination in the Employment Court as to whether courier drivers are employees and therefore covered by employment legislation.

Strike at Maori TV

Union members at Maori TV will walk off the job for 24 hours on August 8 in protest over the TV channel’s unfair and discriminatory treatment.

Thousands to sign banner for better work in retail

As part of FIRST Union’s stop work meetings at 58 locations around the country (more than 5,300 attendees), retail workers will be signing one of our largest banners ever in support of the three tenets of our Worth It campaign.

Smith City 'turns a corner to a more progressive work future'

FIRST Union is pleased Smith City has joined the workers’ movement towards a more progressive work future for all New Zealanders. The company has announced it will pay its 591 workers a Living Wage from October.

Council of Trade Unions agrees MSD should only promote decent jobs

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the Ministry of Social Development’s statement that helping Tranzit recruit for bus-driving jobs that are under dispute was inappropriate. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the call, made yesterday, is the right one.

Job advertisements: Going in reverse

ANZ Job Ads fell 1.6% in June (seasonally adjusted), and was down 1.2% over the quarter (3mma). The economy has been decelerating for a while, and now job ads growth has stalled and is starting to move in the wrong direction. Annual growth moderated to 2.9% y/y from 3.9% (3mma).

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