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Air NZ criticised as 'racially biased' for declining job because of applicant's tā moko

"It is clearly monetising Māori culture for its own purposes and failing to embrace the culture in its appointment of staff," an Auckland councillor says.

Man declined job at Air New Zealand, made to feel 's... for being Māori', for having a tā moko

Air New Zealand said the Whangārei man's "body art" did not comply with Uniform Standards.

Former KiwiBuild boss loses bid to keep employment dispute secret

Stephen Barclay was suspended last year after multiple complaints were laid against him.

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It follows a new report that revealed workers believe staffing is too low to provide adequate care.

Nurses unions launch campaign calling for greater staffing numbers at aged care facilities

A new report contains the views of 1194 staff from across the country.

Harpreet Singh and Jaswinder Singh, Indian priests

Indian priests paid up to $2000 after working six months in Auckland

Harpreet Singh and Jaswinder Singh worked 10 hour shifts and shared a small room with a leaking roof

Christchurch dairy owner fined after employee forced to work 12 hour shifts, seven days a week

Christchurch businessman faces $40,000 fine for worker exploitation, failing to pay minimum wage

Successful Maori Pacific Islander business woman leading a team of start up entrepreneurs in a corporate business meeting in New Zealand

New Zealand rated third best in OECD for working women

The Women in Work Index rated New Zealand third in the OECD and it was the only country outside Europe to make the top 10.

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This year no women graduated from the Jet Fleet Captains’ Course at Air New Zealand.

Why is there a lack of female pilots in New Zealand?

Seven Sharp's Tamati Rimene-Sproat met with some trainees to find out.

Eftpos transaction (file picture).

Migrant workers allegedly exploited by Bottle O store

In one case it's claimed a worker's actual pay amounted to $7 per hour.

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It’s held an urgent summit with concerns the planned changes could put the sector at further risk.

Government proposals to overhaul training sector sees push-back from construction industry

The industry held an urgent summit with concerns the planned changes could put the sector at further risk.

Miles Hurrell of Fonterra

Miles Hurrell gets permanent Fonterra role - with a $1.95m base salary

Mr Hurrell was made interim CEO after Theo Spierings stepped down last year.

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It’s now rivalling forestry and farming as the industry with the country’s highest suicide rates.

Construction sector to look into high suicide rate as company collapses add stress

SiteSafe has been given funding to look at the coronial findings of over 300 suicides of construction workers.

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A former employee says a manager pinned her against a wall and tried to kiss and grope her at a restaurant in 2010.

TVNZ encourages any others to come forward after alleged sexual harassment in 2010

A former employee says a manager pinned her against a wall and tried to kiss and grope her at a restaurant.

A group of Chinese workers who came to New Zealand after being promised work by Peter Li and NPL Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Chinese construction workers stuck in middle of blame game

When the 50 workers arrived in New Zealand in July and August last year, there was little or no work.

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Nate Miller died at his forestry job near Tologa Bay last month, leaving a grieving family to deal with their loss.

'How many more Māori men ain't gonna come home?' Gisborne man's whānau take emotional trip to scene of his forestry death

Nate Miller died at his forestry job near Tologa Bay last month, leaving a grieving family to deal with their loss.

A stock image of man talking to a woman at a job interview.

Kiwi women still being asked if they plan to have kids at job interviews, recruiter says

A Hays survey found one in 10 Kiwi women were asked if they had kids, or had plans to have them.

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

PPTA secondary teachers to strike on April 3

The teachers' union described the latest pay offer offer from the government as "not touching the sides".

A group of Chinese workers who came to New Zealand after being promised work by Peter Li and NPL Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Peter Li claims no wrongdoing in recruiting Chinese workers

Li is being investigated by Immigration New Zealand over the matter.

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From today, Uber users can tip their drivers for good service.

PM says tipping should be built into wages, after Uber adds new option

Jacinda Ardern was asked if NZ was moving towards becoming a tipping nation.

Timber (file picture)

Kiwi company fined $365,000 after employee suffered third-degree burns in work accident

Juken has 20 health and safety convictions over the last two decades.

Canadian husband of Whangārei teacher, refused work visa due to medical condition, now allowed into New Zealand

Jimmy Lambert has multiple sclerosis and New Zealand officials denied him a work visa.

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NZRDA ‘s Dr Patrick O’Regan spoke on TVNZ1’s Breakfast today.

Junior doctors start two-day strike this morning

But in a potential glimmer of hope in the deep employment row, doctors and their bosses will be back in mediation today as well.

Pizza Hut.

Wellington Pizza Hut slammed for ‘sexist’ job ad, prompting apology

A Pizza Hut spokesperson told 1 NEWS in a statement the company was disappointed to see the post from the franchisee-owned store.

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Under the new proposal, all disabled workers will at least be paid the minimum wage.

Government aims to scrap scheme in which some disabled workers paid 89 cents per hour

Under the new proposal, all disabled workers will at least be paid the minimum wage.

Unrecognizable manual worker using circular saw while cutting piece of wood at construction site. His colleagues are in the background.

Online job advertisements increase throughout New Zealand

The number of job advertisements rose by two per cent in the December 2018 quarter.

Ambulances left needing repair work after St John staff write slogans on them during pay dispute

The charity’s paramedics have been using chalk pens and permanent markers to write slogans on the vehicles.

Government declares Hawke's Bay seasonal worker shortage

It will apply for a six-week period between 25 February and 5 April.

Canterbury bakers who didn’t pay employee for 985 hours work fined $115k

"The Fernandos consistently took advantage of the pair, deliberately exploiting vulnerable workers."

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