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Job ads rise on back of building boom

ANZ's latest job advertising data suggests demand for employment is strengthening as the housing and construction sectors boom around the country.

Aviation Security lockout and strikes to be called off - unions

Following all-day mediation between Aviation Security Services, the Public Service Association and E tū, a provisional agreement has been reached.

Airport security staff strike averted

New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (Avsec) has reached agreement with two unions which will prevent strike action across New Zealand next week.

Staff turnover rising in NZ - what's making them go?

Voluntary staff turnover has risen in 23% of organisations in New Zealand over the past year, according to recruiting experts Hays.

Unions seek injunction to restrain lockouts at Airports

The New Zealand Public Service Association and E tū have today filed legal proceedings in the Employment Court in Wellington which seek to restrain the proposed eight day lockout of Aviation Security Staff at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin airports.

Unions stand firm in face of AvSec bullying

Unions are preparing to go to court to stop the Aviation Security Service staging an 8-day lockout which would cause chaos and endanger security at New Zealand’s main airports.

Civil Aviation needs to reconsider aggressive behaviour - CTU

"Good employers do not prevent those they employee from coming to work. This is exactly what Civil Aviation is intending on doing by "locking out" people who have joined together in union to achieve better terms and conditions at work," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff.

Second chance at a career for released prisoners

The Department of Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see prisoners trained for a career in the horticulture industry, while also addressing the industry’s need for work-ready employees.

Media merger 'must include protection for jobs and news quality'

E tÅ« is calling on Fairfax and NZME to protect the existing resources for local news gathering if their proposed merger proceeds. E tÅ«’s submission to the Commerce Commission on the merger argues for the preservation of news quality in the public interest.

Got a Trade Big Bus Tours 2016 hit the streets

On Wednesday 6 July, 750 students and teachers will join the Got a Trade? Got it Made! Big Bus Tours 2016 across Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Students and teachers will visit 50 workplaces to see what trades and services careers and on-the-job learning is all about.

Wellington bus drivers fight to retain quality bus service

Wellington’s bus drivers will stop work on Tuesday 5 July to discuss industrial action in response to potential changes to service quality, wages and working conditions. The stop work meeting will be from 9.30am to 2.00pm to minimise the impact on Wellingtonians.

Public reporting needed to address gender pay gap - HRC

The Human Rights Commission’s Tracking Equality at Work tool, which has been recently updated with 2015 data, illustrates the urgent need for public reporting on gender pay gaps.

Courts rule against employer who discriminated against trans-woman

In a wake-up call for employers, the court ruled yesterday that Dakota Hemmingson was unjustifiably fired from her job as a hair dresser.

What do employers look for?

Wouldn’t it be useful to know exactly what it is that prospective employers want from their candidates? That’s a question New Force pondered, because knowing the answer could drive up the probability of securing first-time job seekers work.

Extending workplace literacy an essential investment - ITF

Extending Workplace Literacy is an essential investment. Extending workplace literacy funding to industry training is an essential economic and social investment for New Zealand, says the Industry Training Federation.

Kiwi job seekers savvy searching available channels

First-time job seekers in New Zealand are highly optimistic of their chances of finding work and they are using multiple channels to seek out opportunities.

Another example of a McDonald's worker shortpaid annual leave - union

McDonald's worker Shontelle Kingston got a week's annual leave paid out at 30 hours last week when it should have been 45.65 hours.

Prime Minister must back working Kiwis - CTU

The Prime Minister needs to reassess his priorities and move urgently to stop working Kiwis losing up to a million dollars a day says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

People in casual jobs need govt to save their holiday pay - TEU

It is likely that thousands of people working in universities, polytechnics and wānanga have had holiday pay taken from them, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs.

Govt 'must move urgently' to prevent working people losing millions

The Government must take action urgently to prevent working people losing up to a million dollars a day in unpaid holiday pay while the multi-billion dollar payroll problem is fixed, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

Support staff ignored in education funding review - NZEI

Educators are concerned that Support Staff - representing a third of the education workforce - have not received a single mention in any of the government papers relating to its review of education funding.

Former Middlemore cooks 'fed up' with long wait for gratuity pay

Former Middlemore Hospital cooks and menu processors are fed up with the long wait for tens of thousands of dollars in gratuity payments they’re owed after they lost their jobs.

E tu begins work on media merger ComCom submission

E tū says its journalist members and the union have begun work on their Commerce Commission submission on the proposed merger of NZME and Fairfax New Zealand Limited. The Commission this week released the key issues it will consider as it decides whether to approve the merger.

E tu says hospital kitchen should pick up Pukekohe Meals on Wheels

The union, E tū, is urging the Counties Manukau DHB to consider the health of elderly Pukekohe residents, and tell its food services contractor, Compass, to resume freshly cooked Meals on Wheels. The meals used to be prepared from scratch in the Pukekohe hospital kitchen.

Job advertisements: Keeping up the good work

ANZ job ads data continues to point to robust demand for labour in the New Zealand economy. Jobs ads lifted 0.2% in May (seasonally adjusted), and are on an upward trend, running 7.2% higher than a year ago (3-month average).

90 day fire at will periods a failed experiment - CTU

Working people are pleased that research commissioned by the Government is consistent with what working people have being saying - that 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment.

Kiwis' real income goes nowhere for the year - Robertson

New Zealanders’ hard work for the last year resulted in no increase in real disposable income, showing Kiwis aren’t getting ahead under National, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

Vacancies rose again in May - Jobs Online Report

The number of job vacancies rose by 2.4 per cent in May 2016, and by 13.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report.

Govt funds childcare industry, ignores parents - Family First

Family First NZ says that the justification for the government veto on paid parental leave is flawed, and shows that the government is more interested in funding the childcare industry than it is in giving parents real choice and support.

'Tough times for Spotless cleaners' as pay problems continue

E tū says contracting company, Spotless has a payroll office in disarray, as pay problems continue to dog its members.

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