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Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
11th Feb 22, 11:40am
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Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
Income insurance: Grant Robertson responds to criticisms over cost, fairness and incentives
2nd Feb 22, 7:23pm
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Income insurance: Grant Robertson responds to criticisms over cost, fairness and incentives
Proposed ACC-run insurance scheme to cover job losses due to redundancy and sickness/disability - at a cost to employees and employers; National says it would abolish the scheme
2nd Feb 22, 10:41am
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Proposed ACC-run insurance scheme to cover job losses due to redundancy and sickness/disability - at a cost to employees and employers; National says it would abolish the scheme
Fear BusinessNZ's refusal to be part of the Fair Pay Agreements scheme could put employers on the backfoot in negotiations
9th Dec 21, 5:14pm
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Fear BusinessNZ's refusal to be part of the Fair Pay Agreements scheme could put employers on the backfoot in negotiations
Workplace wellness survey shows businesses thinking in terms of healthy humans, not just healthy employees
3rd Nov 21, 2:12pm
by Toby Allen
Workplace wellness survey shows businesses thinking in terms of healthy humans, not just healthy employees
Government to change the law to give itself another five months to put together a major plan for how NZ will reduce emissions
15th Sep 21, 6:31pm
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Government to change the law to give itself another five months to put together a major plan for how NZ will reduce emissions
Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
8th Sep 21, 6:17pm
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Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
8th Jul 21, 3:37pm
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MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
25th May 21, 7:00am
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Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
7th May 21, 1:13pm
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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
BusinessNZ's Kirk Hope says with a careful focus on risk mitigation, more regard for overseas skills and capital, and better use of the private sector, New Zealand can have the smartest border in the world
24th Sep 20, 9:26am
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BusinessNZ's Kirk Hope says with a careful focus on risk mitigation, more regard for overseas skills and capital, and better use of the private sector, New Zealand can have the smartest border in the world
The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
9th Sep 20, 4:27pm
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The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
Gareth Vaughan on oil worth less than nothing, the failed state of America, buying NZ made, the economy of life, the first crisis in a Group of Zero world & EBITDAC
21st Apr 20, 2:36pm
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Gareth Vaughan on oil worth less than nothing, the failed state of America, buying NZ made, the economy of life, the first crisis in a Group of Zero world & EBITDAC
'Only people working in jobs that cannot be done from home should still be in their normal places of work' - BusinessNZ and The NZ Initiative
17th Mar 20, 7:46pm
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'Only people working in jobs that cannot be done from home should still be in their normal places of work' - BusinessNZ and The NZ Initiative
BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope criticises the RBNZ for being 'pretty active' and surprising business, RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr hits back saying the RBNZ is 'forward-looking and transparent'
16th Aug 19, 10:40am
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BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope criticises the RBNZ for being 'pretty active' and surprising business, RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr hits back saying the RBNZ is 'forward-looking and transparent'
What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
8th May 19, 12:09pm
by admin
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What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
29th Mar 19, 9:20am
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How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
With a no-deal Brexit looking more and more likely affected Kiwi exporters need to get set for a worst case scenario
14th Mar 19, 1:37pm
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With a no-deal Brexit looking more and more likely affected Kiwi exporters need to get set for a worst case scenario
Proposed employment relations law tweaked to give employers a way out of multi-employer collective agreements
27th Nov 18, 3:22pm
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Proposed employment relations law tweaked to give employers a way out of multi-employer collective agreements
Against a backdrop of industrial action and low business confidence levels, the CTU, BusinessNZ and Ministers met to talk about the future of work
2nd Aug 18, 1:56pm
by Jason Walls
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Against a backdrop of industrial action and low business confidence levels, the CTU, BusinessNZ and Ministers met to talk about the future of work
The Government has a plan to establish sector-wide Fair Pay Agreements, which will see unions and employers working to set minimum hours and wage conditions
5th Jun 18, 2:59pm
by Jason Walls
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The Government has a plan to establish sector-wide Fair Pay Agreements, which will see unions and employers working to set minimum hours and wage conditions
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the ‘tripartite Future Work Forum’ with a goal to prepare NZ for the ‘rapidly changing nature of work’
3rd May 18, 12:26pm
by Jason Walls
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the ‘tripartite Future Work Forum’ with a goal to prepare NZ for the ‘rapidly changing nature of work’
Workplace Relations Minister Ian Lees-Galloway says he’s not concerned about the lobby group’s opposition to new workplace legislation
3rd Apr 18, 3:51pm
by Jason Walls
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Workplace Relations Minister Ian Lees-Galloway says he’s not concerned about the lobby group’s opposition to new workplace legislation
BusinessNZ afraid reducing net migration by 20k-30k will see employers struggle to find staff and affect the $4b export education sector, yet it sees Labour's proposal to regionalise skills shortage lists as a positive
13th Jun 17, 9:24am
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BusinessNZ afraid reducing net migration by 20k-30k will see employers struggle to find staff and affect the $4b export education sector, yet it sees Labour's proposal to regionalise skills shortage lists as a positive
Back to the future: service sector now up to where it was in 2007, just before the GFC, bolstering overall economic growth
14th Dec 15, 11:46am
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Back to the future: service sector now up to where it was in 2007, just before the GFC, bolstering overall economic growth