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Chch dairy and owner fined for worker exploitation

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 - 09:26

The owner of a Christchurch dairy will spend the next three months paying back an exploited migrant worker more than $26,000 in unpaid employment entitlements.

Disappointment as Labour Hire Bill reported back - Meat Workers Union

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 13:26

The original author of the Employment Relations Triangular Amendment Bill says she is disappointed in the watered-down version of the Bill that is due for second reading today.

Retail workers' myth busting: Retail is a career

Friday, 1 March, 2019 - 20:29

Official figures from Statistics New Zealand show there are a whopping 17,900 people working in retail on the minimum wage (according to the latest figures available for the June 2018 quarter). Out of all industries, 71,500 people were paid the minimum wage of $16.50 for that same quarter.

IHC: Fair pay for fair work welcomed

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 18:39

IHC is delighted that the Government is looking into replacing the Minimum Wage Exemption (MWE) with a wage supplement to ensure people with disabilities are paid at least the minimum wage.

Disability sector consulted on minimum wage

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 18:32

Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, and Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today announced a plan to ensure all disabled New Zealanders’ are paid at least the minimum wage.

ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast: It's getting untidy

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 05:00

The latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast reveals the world could use the Maire Kondo touch as things get messy and cause winds-of-caution to swirl both locally and globally.

Oil and gas ban needs ‘recalibration’ - ACT

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 19:20

A new report shows just how much damage the Government’s naïve oil and gas ban will do to the economy and to New Zealanders’ back pockets, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for worker exploitation

Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 09:31

A Canterbury bakery, its director and his wife have been ordered to pay over $115,000 plus interest, including $75,000 in wage arrears, for seriously exploiting and underpaying two migrant employees, including one who wasn’t paid at all.

State of the Nation report shows little improvement for children - CPAG

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 07:04

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report "Are You Well? Are We Safe?" released today, which provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the wellbeing of its citizens.

Headwinds affecting farmers’ confidence - Guy

Monday, 11 February, 2019 - 12:02

The Federated Farmers January Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey shows the worst farmer confidence since 2009 when the Global Financial Crisis was biting hard, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says.