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Govt must take the handbrakes off, deliver equal pay for working women - PSA

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 - 15:09

Labour market data released by Statistics New Zealand today indicates that a gender pay gap persists in New Zealand, despite improvement in some areas.

Labour has no plan for the economy - ACT

Monday, 12 August, 2019 - 16:01

"Only a government with virtually no private sector experience would believe that adding another layer of bureaucracy is the answer to our pressing social and economic problems", ACT Leader David Seymour says.

CTU welcomes lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 12:32

Statistics out today show the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in a decade and that wages are improving for many.

"Here is the proof a reduction in the unemployment rate and increased wages can go together if well managed," said CTU President Richard Wagstaff.

ASB Quickview: NZ Q2 Labour Market radiates some warmth

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 11:04


Minimum wage rise boosts private sector pay rates - Stats NZ

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 10:58

The rise in the minimum wage helped lift labour cost index (LCI) salary and wage rates (including overtime) 0.7 percent in the June 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Unemployment falls to 11-year low - Stats NZ

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 10:49

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in the June 2019 quarter, down from 4.2 percent in the March 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

This is the lowest unemployment rate since the June 2008 quarter, when it was 3.8 percent.

Retail sector sluggish during second quarter - Retail NZ

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 11:59

Retail sector activity remained sluggish during the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Retail NZ's latest Retail Radar report.

Q2 2019 Labour Market Preview: Worried about wages

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 10:17

June quarter data are expected to show the labour market in a strong spot. Employment growth and labour force participation are expected to bounce. Unemployment will increase slightly, but remain at very low levels.

VisitorPoint commits to the Living Wage

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019 - 09:39

New Zealand brochure distribution company VisitorPoint officially committed to paying its staff the Living Wage from July 1.

All VisitorPoint staff are now entitled to an hourly rate minimum of $21.15, considerably more than the minimum wage of $17.70.

Working poor in New Zealand a disgrace - Closing the Gap

Sunday, 14 July, 2019 - 15:21

The growing number of working poor is an alarming indicator that the regulatory Minimum Wage does not cut it said Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm.