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Employment Relations Amendment Bill 'breaches human rights'

Employment Relations Amendment Bill 'breaches human rights'

The Human Rights Commission ('the HRC') has made a very strong submission on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill currently before the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee.

Decision 'opens door to more legal action against sexist pay'

Decision 'opens door to more legal action against sexist pay'

The Public Service Association is hailing a court decision which it says will open the door to further legal action in the fight to end sexist-based pay.

SME job creation in decline in 2013 - survey

SME job creation in decline in 2013 - survey

The increasing pace of recovery and record business confidence is not likely to translate into a significant number of new jobs in the SME sector this year, according to a new analysis of employment intentions.

Employment law changes 'disappointing in the extreme'

Employment law changes 'disappointing in the extreme'

The Public Service Association says New Zealand workers deserve better than the government’s proposed changes to employment law which are set to have their first reading in parliament.

Bill to cut workers' pay in Parliament - CTU

Bill to cut workers' pay in Parliament - CTU

The CTU is disappointed that the government law to make it easier to cut workers’ pay and conditions, and remove vulnerable workers protection will have its First Reading in Parliament tonight.

Less chance of a pay rise under National - Greens

Less chance of a pay rise under National - Greens

New Zealanders are less likely to receive a pay rise if significant repeals of employment legislation introduced by the National Government today are passed, says the Green Party.

250,000 jobs listed on Seek in last 12 months

250,000 jobs listed on Seek in last 12 months

Over 250,000 job opportunities were listed on seek.co.nz in the 12 months to November 2012, up 4% on 2011, reveals data released by New Zealand’s largest job site today.

Chronic skills shortages despite high unemployment - report

Chronic skills shortages despite high unemployment - report

The world is facing an economic paradox in which many countries are witnessing high and rising unemployment, whilst still suffering from chronic skill shortages in crucial professions as a result of labour market inflexibility, global competition for talent driving up salaries and poor or inadequ

Job applications up in September

Job applications up in September

New data from SEEK New Zealand has revealed an increase in activity from job seekers nationwide over the month of September.

Youth pay rate experiment 'will contribute to unemployment'

New Zealand First says the Government’s new youth minimum pay regime provides an unliveable wage that will actually worsen the rate of youth unemployment.