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Claims workers can make up to $400 a day in silviculture 'utterly false'

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 15:34

There have been fresh claims that there’s a shortage of people to plant the Coalition Government’s one billion trees by 2028. This is in part because wages and are too low and there’s a lack of job security, this is why employers cannot attract more workers.

Govt's Small Business Council missing in action - Jacqui Dean

Sunday, 20 January, 2019 - 09:39

Small business owners are still waiting for the Government’s Small Business Council to do something for a sector struggling with rising costs and prescriptive labour law changes, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.

Green Party welcomes win by Sistema workers

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 13:47

The Green Party congratulate E tū Sistema members who have secured a collective agreement that will ensure a 16% pay increase and a commitment to always pay workers above minimum wage.

Win as Sistema members secure agreement

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 11:03

E tÅ« Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement.

Replace minimum wage with the living wage - Malcolm

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 11:26

If New Zealand wants a society in which workers can live on what they earn, it’s time to scrap the ‘minimum wage’ and replace it with the ‘living wage’, says Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm.

Organise Aotearoa occupies Brazilian Embassy in protest

Thursday, 3 January, 2019 - 14:32

Today the Brazilian Embassy in Wellington was occupied by Organise Aotearoa, an emerging socialist organisation based in Aotearoa, to protest newly inaugurated far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first day in office.

Another business penalised for migrant exploitation

Thursday, 20 December, 2018 - 14:58

Yesterday, migrant exploitation was exposed in the forestry industry. The Labour Inspectorate has penalised Silviculture Solution Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forestry Management Ltd, 35,000 dollars for an ‘illegal system of calculating pay’.

Rising wages requires rising productivity too - Business Central

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 17:16

Today’s announcement by the Labour-led coalition government that the minimum wage will rise to $17.70 per hour on 1 April next year provides businesses and employers with certainty, according to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

Minimum wage 'a step closer to the Living Wage'

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 16:38

The Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to see the Government announce an increase in the minimum wage by $1.20 to $17.70 per hour. This is a step closer to workers earning a Living Wage, $20.55, which is enough money to survive and participate in society.

Increase to minimum wage is an 'increase to health and wellbeing'

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 16:25

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation welcomes the increase to the minimum wage announced today and commends the Government for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of low paid workers.