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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
11th May 21, 3:47pm
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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
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
Government's transport package welcomed by most except for Greenpeace; Focus on continuity of work, availability of labour and spread of funding across the country
30th Jan 20, 6:47am
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Government's transport package welcomed by most except for Greenpeace; Focus on continuity of work, availability of labour and spread of funding across the country
Unionists pushing for fair pay agreements get another consultation document rather than the draft legislation they were hoping for; National says the Government needs to stop stalling and can the idea altogether
17th Oct 19, 2:07pm
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Unionists pushing for fair pay agreements get another consultation document rather than the draft legislation they were hoping for; National says the Government needs to stop stalling and can the idea altogether
Winston Peters tells unionists wanting a fair pay agreement framework legislated that change can't happen overnight; Jacinda Ardern says the Government's still 'consensus building' and fair pay agreements are part of a 'longer-term solution'
15th Oct 19, 4:36pm
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Winston Peters tells unionists wanting a fair pay agreement framework legislated that change can't happen overnight; Jacinda Ardern says the Government's still 'consensus building' and fair pay agreements are part of a 'longer-term solution'
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
30th May 19, 4:33pm
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Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
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
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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
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
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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’
Hospitality NZ is telling MPs to take a closer look at proposed legislation that would see a significant carve out of the 90-day trial period, cautioning them it will have a ‘significant’ impact on the tourism sector
11th Apr 18, 1:29pm
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Hospitality NZ is telling MPs to take a closer look at proposed legislation that would see a significant carve out of the 90-day trial period, cautioning them it will have a ‘significant’ impact on the tourism sector
Brian Fallow takes a look at Labour & the Greens' fiscal policy and wonders how they will be able to manage govt spending to 30% of GDP as health & super costs rise
8th Apr 17, 6:02am
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Brian Fallow takes a look at Labour & the Greens' fiscal policy and wonders how they will be able to manage govt spending to 30% of GDP as health & super costs rise
Cabinet decides to change law for Remuneration Authority to ensure future pay increases in line with rest of public sector
2nd Mar 15, 5:12pm
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Cabinet decides to change law for Remuneration Authority to ensure future pay increases in line with rest of public sector
BusinessDesk: 'Pragmatic' Ngati Porou oppose asset sales, but want a slice if it goes ahead
24th Apr 12, 5:37pm
BusinessDesk: 'Pragmatic' Ngati Porou oppose asset sales, but want a slice if it goes ahead