Most DHB-employed midwives are not able to strike tomorrow (9 June) because their union is still waiting on a revised offer from the DHBs. However, MERAS Co-leader (Industrial) Jill Ovens, says the union supports the …Read more
The owners of three superettes have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $57,000 in penalties for employment law breaches.
Those liable for the penalties include the director, Balwinder Singh, and his …Read more
Once again the government’s coffers have been boosted as a result of a workplace injury, with the government being awarded more than the victim in a court decision…
A Hawkes Bay steel plate cutting company …Read more
There is growing anger among workers internationally over the New Zealand Labour Party-led government’s decision to end the manned underground investigation of Pike River mine. The government is reneging on its 2017 election promise to …Read more
Last month, AUT research showed that New Zealand employees were reporting high rates of burnout, with 11% reporting being “burnt-out”, the most severe level of job burnout.
Twenty per cent of the 1000 participants surveyed …Read more
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is urging young New Zealanders to check they’re in the right KiwiSaver fund. The call follows data indicating more than 12,000 KiwiSaver members aged 26-35 years old are sitting in …Read more
The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill has passed its final hurdle in Parliament, and will see the amount of employer funded sick leave double from five to 10 days. The increase to sick leave …Read more
Around one million New Zealanders aren’t sure they want to be vaccinated against covd-19, according to the findings of a survey carried out by people management platform Employment Hero.
It carried out the survey this …Read more
A customs worker who says she has not been asked to be tested for covid-19 by her employer is the latest to be sacked for refusing the trial vaccine.
Last week Jacinda Ardern’s government made …Read more
If you think a qualification in broadcast radio or journalism will set you up for a job as a radio talk show host, then think again.
Clearly there are not enough qualified or trained people …Read more
WorkSafe has opened an investigation into a workplace fatality yesterday after a man died following a rockfall incident in the Fiordland National Park, near Lake Manapouri.
A police spokesperson named the dead man as 40-year-old …Read more
PRESS RELEASE: A migrant employee was employed by Restaurant Brands Limited (RBL) on a permanent basis as an Assistant Restaurant General Manager. When the employee started his role, his open work visa was due to
Thousands of care and support workers help sick, injured, and elderly New Zealanders live at home with dignity, but they are denied the pay, respect, and security of hours necessary to do the same. Two …Read more
Lawyer Sue Grey explains the law when it comes to forced medical treatments and why being vaccinated doesn’t stop people from spreading a virus to others – i.e; being vaccinated doesn’t reduce the spread of …Read more
By Jon Doe
This week a message arrived from a reader worried about being compelled by their boss to take the Covid vaccine. Fit, young and healthy – their argument is that they don’t line …Read more
Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now face a possible lockout from their employer in response to their strike action and pickets.
From Saturday, …Read more
Husband and wife owners of The Bakehouse Café in Taumarunui must pay $70,000 in penalties, plus $20,000 compensation to two employees, following a judgment by the Employment Court. A further $30,191.11 in outstanding wages and …Read more
A survey on New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing undertaken six months after the first lockdown has revealed the types of households most impacted by COVID-19.
Many working families in blue collar and “pink collar” occupations were …Read more
Waste Management NZ was found guilty of health and safety failings at a trial in August at the Hamilton District Court and sentenced earlier this month.
In November 2017 a worker was operating a tyre …Read more
A scaffolder whose hands were burnt by caustic soda is to be paid $34,000 in compensation after two Hamilton-based companies were sentenced for health and safety failings which led to the injury.
Perry Metal Protection …Read more
An Auckland man has been fined and sentenced to six months home detention and 200 hours community work, and his company fined and ordered to repay victims, for providing immigration advice without being licensed or …Read more
Canterbury horticulture employer Christopher Gray, trading as Motukarara Asparagus, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to repay nearly $50,000 for unlawful deductions, minimum wage arrears, and holiday pay entitlements for …Read more
A Tauranga man made his second court appearance on migrant exploitation charges this week. Jafar Kurisi has been charged under the Immigration Act 2009 with exploitation of an employee. This carries a maximum …Read more
The family of a woman killed as a result of operating unguarded machinery at a Kiwi Lumber sawmill has been awarded $263,000 as compensation by Masterton District Court. The company was ordered to pay the …Read more
Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand’s construction employers still find it difficult to recruit certain skills for their projects.
According to findings in the recently released Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary …Read more
A worker who was seven weeks into his first job at Taranaki Sawmills has been left unable to return to work after he lost three fingers and part of his palm as the …Read more