The government's first tripartite 'Future of Work' forum, bringing together policymakers, business leaders and unionists, discussed upcoming education needs and ways to overcome the country's lacklustre productivity.
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says the pay offer to nurses won't be increased after the nurses' union rejected another pay offer from the district health boards this morning.
Acting Prime Minister * *Winston Peters has come dangerously close to suggesting nurses who are happy with the Government’s offer should break the planned strike. Shane Cowlishaw reports. * *
Before the election, Labour’s proposed Fair Pay Agreements were painted by critics as a return to the days of industrial strife and strikes. With a Jim Bolger-led working group convened to flesh out the details, Shane Cowlishaw explores whether it will really plunge the country into darkness.
A task force to tackle a payroll mess has officially been announced, but whether employers and unions can come together to solve the problem remains to be seen. Shane Cowlishaw reports. *
One of my favourite bits of the 2014 movie The Imitation Game, is when Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is at his desk, furiously working on producing the computer that will break the Enigma code and save the war.
The Salvation Army is wary of law changes that would allow union delegates unfettered access to some of their most sensitive work areas.
Changes to the Holidays Act are being considered by the Government to address large-scale payroll compliance issues.
The Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand will receive a funding boost to assist in the efforts to crack down on worker exploitation.
The seas could become a dangerous place for both staff and passengers if employment law changes are adopted, a shipping lobby group says.