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Fonterra is set to cut hundreds of jobs from head office as it undergoes a major review of operations.
Union boss Helen Kelly has dairy farmers in her sights over pay rates and work conditions, naming and shaming a Taranaki cocky last week and going on Radio Live to lambast dairy farmers as poor employers.
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.
Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015 employee remuneration report shows farm employee salaries are increasing, despite tough industry conditions.
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.
Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning why recent changes to immigration rules do not take into account similar requests from the rural contracting sector.
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.
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.