French economist says citizens should be given 120,000 euros on their 25th birthday – and here’s why

To reduce this inequality, the French star economist Thomas Piketty is making an unusual proposal: everyone…

Trucking and warehouse sectors come under Worksafe spotlight

A cross-sector project between WorkSafe NZ and industry representatives has been established to help improve health…

Worksafe undertakes review of Talley’s following dozens of health & safety failures

WorkSafe staff are planning to take a close look at how Talley’s is meeting its obligations…

Unsupervised trainee killed at work

Glaziers Choice Limited, trading as Stake Glass, has been fined $270,000 by a Christchurch court after…

Are you a covid vax whistleblower?

Are you aware of any information the proves the government or Medsafe was wrong to rollout…

Forestry worker killed by flying log

A tragic forestry fatality on the East Coast could have been avoided if industry guidance had…

Working long hours is a killer

Working long hours is a risk factor for dying from cardiovascular disease or having a stroke…

Travel restrictions cause immediate hit to struggling tourism businesses

The pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and…

Restaurant owner banned from employing staff

The Employment Court has issued Declarations of Breach against three Christchurch hospitality companies, and a banning…

Midwives support nurses’ pay claim

Most DHB-employed midwives are not able to strike tomorrow (9 June) because their union is still…

$57,000 fine for migrant worker employment breaches

The owners of three superettes have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay…

Man awarded $87,000 after losing right leg at work – employer fined $275,000

Once again the government’s coffers have been boosted as a result of a workplace injury, with…

Legacy media blackout for Pike River mine re-entry

There is growing anger among workers internationally over the New Zealand Labour Party-led government’s decision to…

Three quarters of young Kiwis worry about money

The latest Financial Resilience Index released by the Financial Services Council (FSC) today shows that 12…

High rates of worker burn-out forecast

Last month, AUT research showed that New Zealand employees were reporting high rates of burnout, with…

Thousands of young New Zealanders missing out on investment returns

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is urging young New Zealanders to check they’re in the right…

Paid sick leave doubles to 10 days a year

The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill has passed its final hurdle in Parliament, and will…

‘Unfair’ public sector pay-freeze challenged

Auckland Action Against Poverty stands in solidarity with all public sector workers affected by the Government’s…

One million Kiwis question covid vaccine

Around one million New Zealanders aren’t sure they want to be vaccinated against covd-19, according to…

People in paid work down by 3,000 while self-employed numbers rise by 25,000

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned that working people are continuing to bear the costs…

Fired for refusing to take part in covid vaccine trial

A customs worker who says she has not been asked to be tested for covid-19 by…

Newstalk ZB hires businessman to host talkback show

If you think a qualification in broadcast radio or journalism will set you up for a…

WorkSafe opens investigation into Fiordland fatality

WorkSafe has opened an investigation into a workplace fatality yesterday after a man died following a…

Fast food chain ordered to pay former employee $18,000 for unjustified dismissal

PRESS RELEASE: A migrant employee was employed by Restaurant Brands Limited (RBL) on a permanent basis…

“Crisis” in home support demands urgent government overhaul

Thousands of care and support workers help sick, injured, and elderly New Zealanders live at home…

Can employers force staff to be vaccinated? A lawyer speaks… (video)

Nelson-based lawyer Sue Grey explains the law on compulsory vaccinations and concludes that no one is…

Homecare support workers strike

Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now…

Cafe owners to pay $50,000 to two ‘vulnerable’ workers

Husband and wife owners of The Bakehouse Café in Taumarunui must pay $70,000 in penalties, plus…

Survey reveals those hardest hit by Covid lockdowns

A survey on New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing undertaken six months after the first lockdown has revealed…