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Council of Trade Unions national president Richard Wagstaff describes the NZ Bus contract as “a new benchmark in Auckland on wages and work practices for the industry.”

The magic of markets (and why fair pay awards aren't needed)


Analysis: Shutting bus drivers out of negotiations to fix their wages has unleashed forces in the labour market. 

BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says companies that have underpaid staff must come up with a plan to pay.

Retrospective payment fair if staff underpaid, BusinessNZ says

Tue 22 May 3

But what do NBR subscribers think of underpaying employees, as at Smiths City?

First Union president Robert Reid says the move was a "bitter blow" for Gisborne workers and the community.

Juken NZ looks to halve Gisborne mill staff in bid to drive profitability

Tue 23 Jan 3

The move follows a drop in demand from Juken's main export market.

First Union spokeswoman Tali Williams said "It’s appalling that a wildly profitable bank like BNZ is looking to put so many people out of work"

BNZ in talks with staff as digital adoption spurs restructure

Tue 17 Oct 6

BNZ and its peers have been boosting their online channels in recent years.

Mitre 10 chair Dippie's own stores still at odds with union after 3.5 years

Fri 26 May

They made some headway at meetings in October and November, but couldn't agree on the wording of a trial period provision, the wage clause, and term of the collective agreement.

Z Energy off the hook – tanker strike action now unlikely

Wed 30 Sep

Z Energy contractor Pacific Fuel Haul agrees to reinstate a previously agreed offer to avoid strike.


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