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1 in 3 working Kiwis short changed by $1000s - Labour

With more than 700,000 Kiwis potentially underpaid to the tune of over $2b the Government has to come up with a proper solution to pay the one in three working New Zealanders short-changed by the holiday payroll disaster, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark.

Hundreds of state homes already under construction

Housing New Zealand is already building more homes than the Greens’ rushed policy proposed, and additional social houses are also being sourced from Community Housing Providers, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

Job advertisements: Help wanted

Job advertising lifted for a third consecutive month in April and growth appears to be accelerating, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data. The data points to labour market strength that should eventually feed into wage rises.

More women working at governance level - survey

A biannual survey of Kiwi companies has shown a significant jump in the percentage of women in leadership and governance roles. Females within the leadership or decision-making team increased from 39.2% in the last New Zealand Diversity Survey to 48.4% in the latest survey.

Vacancies rose in April - Jobs Online report

The number of job vacancies rose by 0.6 per cent in April 2016, and by 7.7 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report.

Diversity of thought deserves thinking about - Hays

Is your voice respected at work? Are differences valued? Is there a sense of inclusion? If so, according to recruiting experts Hays you’re the envy of 93% of New Zealanders who want to be part of a workplace where there is diversity of thought.

50 jobs to go at Christchurch-based General Cable - union

The union, E tá¿¡ says General Cable has presented workers at its Christchurch site with a proposal to cut the jobs of 50 workers. That’s just over a third of the 145-strong workforce at the plant.

Commissioner welcomes Gender Stocktake figures

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has today welcomed figures that show the highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards and committees.

Win for council contract cleaners and security guards - union

The union, E tá¿¡ has congratulated the Wellington City Council for sticking to its guns and securing the Living Wage for its contracted cleaning and security staff.

Employees want their voice heard - not a one-way performance appraisal

Is it time for employers to consider saying bye-bye to the annual one-way performance appraisal?

JobFest16 - young job seekers reach for the sky

The sky is the limit for the thousands of young jobseekers expected to descend upon The Cloud tomorrow (Wednesday, May 11) for the country’s largest youth employment event.

Wellington Council urged to speed up on Living Wage

Living Wage Wellington has told Wellington City Council that they need to speed up progress on fair pay to fully implement the Living Wage.

More women in the labour force, fewer stay-at-home parents

Many more women are heading to work, and fewer parents are staying out of the labour force to look after children compared with 30 years ago.

Healthy Homes Bill 'beginning of the end for cold and mould in flats'

The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No2) at its first reading.

26 weeks paid parental leave 'the best Mother's Day present'

If National truly values motherhood, they would drop their threat to scupper 26 weeks paid parental leave, says Labour MP Sue Moroney.

More unemployed people is a Government failure - Greens

Rising unemployment shows how National’s economic mismanagement has failed to deliver enough jobs for New Zealanders, the Green Party says.

Strong job growth in March quarter

The quarterly Household Labour Force Survey has shown strong employment growth in the March quarter, with 28,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy.

Unemployment rise demands Budget response - Labour

The rise in unemployment shows the Budget must contain concrete plans for job growth that deliver for all New Zealanders, not just the few at the top, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

Mother's Day cards for the Prime Minister

The Government has an opportunity this Mother’s Day to show genuine support for those looking after our littlest citizens by making a small but significant step to increase paid parental leave to 26 weeks.

Why it's good to be a tradie

Skilled and experienced construction tradespeople are in continuous demand according to recruiting experts Hays, yet a stigma around apprenticeships could be holding more people back from considering a trade career.

Ambulance service cuts will hurt - union

A proposal by St John Ambulance to reduce staff numbers will be an immense loss for both the community who use the service and the workers affected says FIRST Union, the union for Ambulance Professionals.

Job advertisements: Back on the job

Jobs ads rose strongly in March, restoring the upward trend, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data.

NZ job market strengthens - SEEK

Across New Zealand new job ads jumped 6.1 per cent in March, leaving the country in a good state with 5.2 per cent more job ads than 12 months ago. The construction and the property industries are helping grow the Kiwi job market with strong demand for labour in these sectors.

This Admin Appreciation Day, give more than a box of chocolates

Administrative staff up and down the country will be recognised tomorrow, and the Public Service Association is urging businesses, government agencies and NGOs to make a day to remember.

Kaikohe youth take next step into careers

Today 30 young people from Kaikohe graduated from the first stage of the Growing Regional Opportunities through Work (GROW) programme - an initiative stemmed from the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan.

Public servants do love their jobs - but staff survey will reveal hidden truths

The public service is a great place to work, but that’s because its employees love helping their communities and making a difference, the PSA says.

Chorus hell-bent on contracting out jobs - union

The announcement today that Downer will lose the fibre rollout contract in the lower North Island is bad news for workers and bad news for customers, says the E tū union.

Holiday pay miscalculation 'more than a mistake', says union

It is simply not credible that nearly every major employer and payroll providing service made a "mistake" in calculating their annual leave entitlements.

New Health and safety law from Monday

The Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on Monday 4 April. The new law will mean that more Kiwis will come home safely from work.

Parental leave changes positive - BusinessNZ

Changes in to parental leave will help workplace relations, says BusinessNZ. Entitlement to 18 weeks’ paid leave, available to greater numbers of employees, comes into force today. [More information is here on www.businessnz.org.nz.]

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