In a pre-Budget speech Jacinda Ardern took her critics head on, telling the crowd of business leaders that flagging business confidence didn’t match reality, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government has given a strong indication that funding for pay equity agreements will be included in the upcoming Budget, due to be delivered on May 17.
In today's email we look at the way housing dominated the penultimate question time before the election, and discover why pay equity advocate Kristine Bartlett is feeling betrayed.
Just four months ago, the Government described its $2 billion deal with Kristine Bartlett and her fellow aged care workers as an historic first step towards achieving pay equity. But Bartlett, who was overjoyed when she celebrated the deal with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, now says she feels betrayed by the Government. Andre Chumko reports.
As another industry joins the pay equity queue, the campaign to close the gender pay gap is pushing forward. Where to next for the movement, and what is the best way to solve the situation?
In today's email we check out ANZ's monthly business confidence survey, Labour's plan for labour, the revelations about instant kiwi Peter Thiel - and more.
Labour’s election-year employment policy includes a minimum wage bump, the retention of 90-day trials, and industry-wide employment standards that have the business world fearing a return to the 1970s. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's email we detail what the pay equity deal might mean for the Budget as well as for aged care workers - and the residents they look after.