Controversial Warehouse Work-Experience Programme Expands

Posted 11:04am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Ministry for Social Development (MOD) announced the expansion of the ‘Red Shirts in Community Programme’ that will now provide work experience opportunities to almost 1,000 16-24 year olds. The programme hit the headlines recently due to the absence of pay throughout the entirety Read more...

National Drafts New Law Following Landmark $2 billion Pay Equity Settlement

Posted 11:24am Sunday 7th May 2017 by Anna Linton

The National Party has announced that they are currently drafting legislation to overhaul the pay equity laws. The new law will provide a non-judicial framework for pay equity claims and narrow the current ‘comparator’ process. Under the current Equal Pay Act 1972, employees must find Read more...

Human Rights Commission Report Shows Serious Mistreatment in NZ Prisons

Posted 10:52am Sunday 7th May 2017 by Joe Higham

An independent report, conducted by the Human Rights Commission, has raised several serious concerns about the use of seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand’s prison system.  The report, written by international expert Dr Sharon Shalev, “indicates that seclusion and Read more...

Nationals Kiwis first Immigration Rule Labeled Meaningless By Labour

Posted 11:36am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by George Elliott

Under the government’s new immigration rules the classification of temporary high and low skilled workers and their residency eligibility will be determined by income, regardless of their industry position. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last week that temporary migrants Read more...

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