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Screen Industry Workers Bill introduced 18 February 2020

The Government has introduced the Screen Industry Workers Bill to Parliament. The Bill proposes a new model, developed by industry and supported by Government, to allow screen industry contractors to bargain collectively.

Jobs Online quarterly report December 2019 29 January 2020

Online advertisements fell by 0.3 per cent in the December 2019 quarter, after a 0.7 per cent decrease in the September 2019 quarter.

Government considers retirement income policy review recommendations 29 January 2020

The Government is considering the recommendations of the Retirement Commissioner’s review into New Zealand’s retirement income policies, which was released on 29 January 2020.

Minimum wage to rise to $18.90 per hour 18 December 2019

The Government has today confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase from $17.70 to $18.90 on 1 April 2020.

New Zealand has ratified the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour 12 December 2019

The Government has announced that New Zealand has ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Protocol on Forced Labour.

Consulting on options to improve contractors’ rights 26 November 2019

The Government is seeking feedback on possible options to address the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

Jobs online quarterly report September 2019 30 October 2019

Online job advertisements increased by 0.3 per cent in the September 2019 quarter, compared to the June 2019 quarter’s fall of 1.4 per cent. The increase was the result of job advertisements over the September 2019 quarter in the Sales, Business services, Primary and Education industries.

Two consultations open: Fair Pay Agreements, and reducing migrant exploitation 17 October 2019

Two consultations have opened today on potential changes to New Zealand’s employment and immigration systems.

NZ Industrial Relations Foundation invites applications for the 2019 round of grants 11 October 2019

Applications for the 2019 round of grants through the NZ Industrial Relations Foundation are now open