Employment

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Nurses will walk off the job twice next month, if they don't reach an agreement with District Health Boards.

Strikes still loom as nurses latest pay negotiations with DHBs fail

Twenty-four-hour strikes are planned for July 5 and 12.

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Strike (file picture).

More than 4000 IRD and MBIE public servants to take strike action next month

Those taking strike action are Public Service Association members who will hold two stoppages on 9 July and 23 July.

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Nurses will walk off the job twice next month, if they don't reach an agreement with District Health Boards.

Nurses return to mediation in another attempt to avoid impending strikes

Nurses will walk off the job twice next month if they don't reach an agreement with DHBs.

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Nurses will only walk off the job, however, if mediation on Friday fails.

DHBs receive notice of strikes as nurses to hold urgent mediation talks

There are still hopes, however, the action will be averted.

02:35
Elisha Watson quit her job last year to launch Nisa, an ethical underwear company providing employment opportunities for former refugees.

1 NEWS Community: The Wellington lawyer who quit her job to give former refugees a place in the workforce

Elisha Watson launched ethical underwear label Nisa this year, with the intention of providing women with refugee backgrounds with job opportunities.

National accuses Government of providing nurses with 'massively inflated' pay expectations

Health Minister Dr Clark said instead expectations were created "in the last nine years of underfunding".

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

National nursing strike looms: 'People are fed up'

Hospitals could be left with a skeleton staff as nurses gear up to walk off the job next month.

The airline has won over 60 international awards in the last seven years.

Do you work for one of New Zealand's best employers?

Air NZ has been named the country's most attractive employer in a survey by recruitment firm Randstand.

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

Most popular: Nurses union says they have 'strongly rejected' latest pay offer from DHB, with strikes still possible

About 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants voted to strike for two full days next month.

Bunnings Warehouse (file picture).

Bunnings to pay $11m in back-pay to past and present employees

It will impact 12,235 workers, in accordance with the Holidays Act 2003.

Minimum wage being raised for public servants

Majority of workers who will benefit work in 13 Government departments.

Burger King union members to strike and picket today

Unite Union accused Burger King of withholding staff clock in/clock out records, "despite having supplied such information on an individual basis".

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Campaigner condemns sacking of West Coast childcare worker with HIV as 'discrimination' - 'What they didn’t do was look into the facts'

HIV-positive childcare worker Gayle Jonker says she was "humiliated" by having her status publicised to parents by staff.

Wendy's workers banned from striking on company property

An injunction was granted yesterday due to significant health and safety issues, especially in drivethroughs and carpark areas.

04:21
Seven Sharp’s Tamati Rimene-Sproat met a couple of special graduates.

Would you ditch the office job to become an apprentice on a construction site?

More and more trade apprentices are being recruited from the corporate world.

Protest (file picture).

Farmers employees to picket outside stores over pay and performance conditions

These pickets are intended to kick off a series of protests outside Farmers stores over the coming weeks.

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Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger will lead the Fair Pay Agreements.

Government's Fair Pay Agreements will drive up costs for businesses and is 'another step back to the 1970s' -National

Fair Pay Agreements, announced today, allow bosses and unions to work together to set minimum terms and conditions for all workers in that industry.

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Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says too many people are missing out on the successes of a productive economy.

Strikes and lockouts to be banned during negotiations for new Fair Pay Agreements

Former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger will chair a working group on the new collective bargaining system.

Backpackers.

No fines over below-minimum wage job ads for backpackers

This comes after the job website backpackerboard was advertising roles below the $16.50 per hour rate last month.

New schemes to help get young ex-offenders into work announced by Government

The schemes will help young former inmates get their driver's licences.

Burnout businesswoman under pressure in the office

WorkSafe NZ never once prosecuted a bullying complaint - despite 100 lodged

WorkSafe NZ didn't prosecute anyone for bullying between 2013-2017.

Baby sleeping.

The 'cost of motherhood' - how much pay do Kiwi women sacrifice to have a baby?

A new report from the Ministry of Women explores the financial impact of having children for women.

payday concept calendar with marker and circled day of salary

Payroll mess prompts Government to review Holidays Act

In recent years, it has emerged many employers underpaid their staff due to mistakes calculating holiday pay under the complicated Holidays Act.

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Two 24-hour strikes will be held in July, after the union rejected a payment of $2000, and pay rise.

New offer: DHB almost doubles pay offer to Kiwi nurses to more than half a billion dollars

They hope the offer will mean two days of strike action will be called off.

The Marlborough vineyard workers are also upset at Bill English's claims some of them are lazy and "drugged up".

Fiji keen for more seasonal work opportunities in NZ

More than 200 Fijians have been working as part of the RSE scheme.

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation manger Cee Payne says they hope DHB's new employment offer out today is a "clear pay boost".

Nearly 30,000 nurses to walk off the job twice over staffing shortages and low pay

"We're needing a very clear pay boost right now." says the nurses' union.

Labour is promising a $2000 award for the best trades pupil in every secondary school.

PM behind industry's push to get thousands of people into trades

While graduates eventually earned higher salaries, tradespeople started earning earlier.

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Panel recommends nurses get immediate three per cent pay rise and one-off $2,000 sum

The nurses' union says the pay offer doesn't enable parity with secondary school teachers until late in the piece.

A law change is going through Parliament aimed at providing employees with more protection.

Why more employers are bringing skilled migrants to NZ

The construction industry expects it'll need an extra 50,000 workers over the next four years to keep up with demand.

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