Employment

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Alliance is looking for staff overseas, saying there are not enough Kiwis to fill the gaps, or those that are applying aren’t up to scratch.

'About 2000 people short' - meat industry looks overseas as it struggles to fill vacancies

Alliance says there are not enough Kiwis to fill the gaps, or those that are applying aren't up to scratch.

01:34
In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke’s Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

Hawke's Bay growing giant emphasising flexible schedules to increase Kiwi staff numbers

In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

A senior woman walking down a corridor with the assistance of a walker. view from rear

Rest home worker gets $19,000 compensation after being sacked for taking $1 packet of chips

The Mosgiel employer's decision was ruled to have been "unnecessarily severe".

01:56
The labour inspectorate has found widespread exploitation of people rolling out the ultra-fast broadband network, many of whom are migrants.

Chorus sub-contractors taking employees' cash for promises of visas - union

The Labour Inspectorate found 73 Chorus sub-contractors in Auckland breached employment standards.

Chorus subcontractors 'exploiting' immigrant workers says minister after investigation

The Labour Inspectorate found 73 subcontractors in Auckland breached minimum employment standards.

There have been delays at Auckland Airport

Survey finds 65 per cent of Aussie cabin crew workers have been sexually harassed during flights

Airline staff have been pinned down, flashed at and subjected to degrading comments. the survey says.

"Hong Kong, China - August 18, 2012: Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER leaving Hong Kong International Airport. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance."

Air NZ ordered to pay $20,000 to pilot who crashed a simulator during an assessment

Boeing 777 captain Peter Cross was stood down after failing the test in March 2015.

02:02
As part of a plan to boost the number of construction workers, all new Government contracts will include a requirement to train new staff.

Government crackdown on construction industry to overcome 'boom-bust'

The Government is trying to get rid of a culture of some contractors undercutting their competitors.

00:53
John Tautari, 18, moved from Northland to Auckland to look for a job and is now helping ease the construction skills shortage.

'Manned up and asked for a job' - teen lands building apprenticeship after girlfriend says 'go, go go'

John Tautari, 18, moved from Northland to Auckland to look for a job and is now helping ease the construction skills shortage.

Whangārei Hospital.

Concern as hospital anaesthetic staff in Whangārei strike

Fifteen anaesthetic technicians walked off the job this morning, demanding better pay and conditions.

04:49
The need for pay parity outweighs the perceived taboo, says E tu's Annie Newman.

Taboo of not discussing what you earn could be self-defeating for Kiwi workers, says union

"Unless people know what each other is being paid, then they don't know if they're being paid fairly."

01:41
The Building and Construction Minister is looking at new ways to get more apprenticeships.

Government looking at new ways to encourage apprenticeships as construction industry faces worker shortage

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa said the Government may look at paying employers more.

Panning Shot Of Moving Forklift In A Warehouse

Company fined $272,000 after driver's leg crushed in workplace forklift accident

An investigation found that while Kuehne + Nagel Limited did have safety systems in place, they were not enforced by management.

Jack Boyle said if there are no better options available, school boards are often left with negative options when dealing with disruptive pupils.

Secondary teachers' union recommends rejecting latest Government pay offer

They say the offer "doesn't come anywhere near addressing the teacher shortages we are facing".

01:49
A major review has delivered a series of recommendations to deal with the increasing problem.

NZ Defence Force admits it has an issue with hearing loss

A major review has delivered a series of recommendations to deal with the increasing problem.

04:32
Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland went along to trade show all about dying.

Meet the friendly faces behind New Zealand’s booming funeral industry

For many their their career choice has become more than a job but a passion for life.

01:27
Primary teachers have rejected a revised pay offer from the Government.

Primary teachers reject latest pay offer from Ministry of Education, may strike next term

The latest offer is three per cent a year for most teachers and principals.

Bus driver

Waikato bus drivers to strike again tomorrow as talks try to break stalemate

The Employment Relations Authority is being brought in to facilitate bargaining in the pay dispute.

Building site (file picture).

Macho, bullying culture a key factor in building industry’s high suicide numbers – study

Suicide among building industry workers is the highest percentage of any industry according to the 2016 Suicide Mortality Review Committee.

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It’s always been one of those big decisions in the game of life.

University or a trade – what’s the best option for school leavers?

A recent study suggests the trade route is far more fruitful than once thought.

Review of law firm Russell McVeagh finds excessive drinking culture

Russell McVeagh bars partner from workplace amid claim of 'inappropriate comments'

The law firm has already been at the centre of complaints of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct.

01:53
A petition is being handed over to parliament carrying more than 13,000 signatures.

Midwives met with silence on pay equity funding model

New Zealand midwives are heading into a "make-or-break" pay talk meeting with the Government today.

01:47
The Prime Minister said Cabinet confirmed a decision to freeze MPs salaries and allowances for a year.

Government takes first step to freeze MPs' pay

The PM says politicians' salaries "have risen at a rate that is out of proportion with wage growth of most New Zealanders".

Pineapple on pizza

Indian national ordered to pay $150k to employees he exploited at Pizza Hut

Davinder Singh who has lived in New Zealand for around 13 years, was convicted under the Immigration Act of 25 charges of exploiting 12 workers.

A trustee jointly accused of stealing close to a $1m from a Māori trust has entered a plea of not guilty at the Auckland District Court today.

Ministry of Justice workers who are PSA members to hold nationwide two-hour strike on Wednesday

They will walk off the job between 10.30am and 12.30pm that day and ban overtime for over a month.

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They want the government to resist pressure to make any late changes.

Unions urge Labour against making changes to flagship employment reform after NZ First calls bill a 'work in progress'

Labour's coalition partner NZ First this week signalled it may seek late changes to the legislation.

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