Displaying items by tag: employment

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:55

AFFCO gets ruling to appeal

The Supreme Court has given Affco New Zealand leave to appeal a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers during collective bargaining.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 October 2016 07:38

Twice-caught strawberry grower to pay $6000

A Kumeu strawberry grower has been penalised $6000 after being caught a second time by a Labour Inspector.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:55

Big fine for employment law breaches

A Taranaki dairy farm has been fined $87,000 for employment breaches in a case reflecting the Labour Inspectorate’s intolerance of negligent employers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:55

Finding a solution to a very real problem

Recent debate about unemployed New Zealanders and their keenness – or lack of it – to gain work was sparked after Prime Minister John Key commented how hard it is to get beneficiaries into seasonal work.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 17 September 2016 09:08

Dairy farms targeted in labour infringements probe

Dairy farmers who fail to keep written employment agreements or time records can expect to receive a sharp shock, as the Labour Inspectorate launches a nationwide probe into compliance in the industry.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:55

New plants, more jobs

Sixty new dairy process jobs were created when Fonterra opened four plants in the South Island recently.

Published in General News
Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:55

Jobs struggle to find takers

With the annual value of the New Zealand agricultural machinery industry put at a conservative $1.3 billion, and agriculture in general being the key driver of NZ’s GDP, you’d think it would be easy to recruit youngsters into the industry.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 08 August 2015 15:54

Are Kiwi jobless actually employable?

South Auckland unemployed people have been bused to Hawkes Bay to work in orchards as part of a pilot RSE (recognised seasonal employer) scheme for New Zealanders.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 August 2015 15:36

Giving locals a chance

The horticulture industry has an obligation to involve New Zealanders because they are the seedbed for workers for the industry, Jerf van Beek told a HortNZ conference session.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 August 2015 07:12

Paying your children for farm work has pitfalls

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids.

Published in General News

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