PSA, IRD settle collective bargaining
Public Service Association members and the Inland Revenue Department have ended months of pay negotiations with union members voting to ratify a new deal.
Labour minister to get greater power
Parliament’s select committee heeds union calls for an employment law overhaul which would let the minister add new groups to a list of vulnerable workers.
Top public servants lose performance pay
Chris Hipkins has taken aim at public sector executive pay, but the biggest changes are yet to come.
Why should only paid work count?
Currently the national accounts ignore the largest sector of the economy, but that could be changing.
Government rejects aged care fears
District health boards have agreed to hire 500 new nurses, and pay all nurses higher wages, but the Health Minister says it won’t be at the expense of aged care providers.
Unemployment creeps up as growth slides
A rise in the number of unemployed workers was unwelcome news after yesterday’s dark business outlook numbers.
This slowdown is real and can’t be ignored
The Government cannot keep denying the economy is slowing. It must do more to stimulate investment and reassure builders, Bernard Hickey argues.
MBIE under fire in migrant abuse case
Workers who took issue with an allegedly exploitative company are disappointed with the Labour Inspectorate.