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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:06

Match housing costs to market

Farmers with employees living on their property should be charging them market rates to combat impressions that dairy workers were underpaid, says DairyNZ people team leader Jane Muir.

Published in General News
Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:30

Farming salaries holding firm

Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015 employee remuneration report shows farm employee salaries are increasing, despite tough industry conditions.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:52

Making dairy workplace better

The dairy industry is launching a new quality workplace accord in May.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 March 2015 15:50

Dairy industry launches workplace accord

A new dairy industry workplace accord will be launched in May as part of a range of industry actions aimed at helping farmers attract and retain skilled people to work on farms.

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:47

Rural Contractors ask: What about us?

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning why recent changes to immigration rules do not take into account similar requests from the rural contracting sector.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:56

Flexible approach to staffing pays off

DairyNZ faced pointed questions about the sector’s staff shortages at its annual meeting earlier this month, but the day after, on a field trip, the board and senior management heard one farm’s solution. 

Published in Management

THE RED meat and wool sector faces a challenge in training and retaining people with market and product-oriented skills as well as cultural and language capabilities, a new employment report says.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 May 2014 14:22

Minimum wage clarity

DAIRYNZ HAS welcomed the release of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) revised position statement on the minimum wage and employment agreements in the agricultural sector.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 September 2013 14:42

Averaging wage ‘not lawful’

A Stratford farmer is to pay a former worker wage arrears after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Labour Inspectorate identified breaches of minimum employment rights.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 July 2013 11:01

Ag careers need promotion

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning why more young New Zealanders are not being encouraged to take up careers in the agricultural sector.

Published in General News
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