Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, August 5th, 2020 - 16 comments
Defying expectations official labour force data from Stats NZ released today shows that the unemployment rate dropped to 4 per cent from 4.2 per cent in the June quarter.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, July 25th, 2017 - 25 comments
Bruce Munro’s excellent piece in the ODT, looks in to the truth behind the Nats’ job numbers: “It does not take much digging in Statistics New Zealand’s latest Household Labour Force Survey to uncover a growing world of low-paid work, insufficient working hours, financial struggles and unfulfilled lives”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, April 2nd, 2017 - 166 comments
This old chestnut is getting another outing on Stuff today.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 9 comments
Apparently we are this desperate for IT workers. Probably not quite the angle they were looking for, but I guess it did get attention…
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, March 1st, 2017 - 29 comments
Two very contrasting opinion pieces on racism, housing, jobs, and the immigration debate.
Written By: - Date published: 6:37 am, March 1st, 2017 - 44 comments
English will be worried that he got hammered like this, when Key got away with all sorts of insults and lies. And if you think your fellow Kiwis are useless workers you’re doing it wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, February 28th, 2017 - 176 comments
Some folks Bill knows are telling him stuff and he’s basing immigration policy on it. The facts say otherwise. Bill English is full of shit and it’s time that more media called him on it.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, February 16th, 2017 - 121 comments
Another blow to Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2017 - 53 comments
Any increase in the minimum wage is better than nothing, but National’s increases have not kept pace with the real cost increases (notably housing) faced by low income earners. That is why we are seeing the rise of the working poor, and increases in homelessness and poverty.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, November 7th, 2016 - 21 comments
Good coverage for Labour’s conference, Little’s speech, and the “substantial investigation into the Future of Work”.
Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, August 11th, 2016 - 88 comments
Until we sort out our housing and unemployment problems it is surely time to reign in NZ’s currently record levels of immigration.
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, June 12th, 2016 - 133 comments
Hickey: “Helping employers to bring in low-skilled migrants instead of investing in new technology and becoming more productive so they can pay local workers more is essentially stunting our productivity and real GDP per capita.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, June 7th, 2016 - 213 comments
Winston Peters has called for a slashing of migrant worker numbers and for screening of would be workers based on things like their attitude to women. Is it time for a taihoa on immigration or is Winston just doing a Trump?
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, May 5th, 2016 - 212 comments
After eight long years of National there are almost 40,000 more unemployed than when they came to power.
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 16th, 2016 - 57 comments
Brighter Future. Cusp of Something Special. Tell it to the newly jobless.
Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, March 29th, 2016 - 73 comments
Two headline job losses today underline the importance of Labour’s Future of Work.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, March 13th, 2016 - 42 comments
Miscellaneous Sunday morning meanderings on technology, inequality and the future of work.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, March 1st, 2016 - 110 comments
Credit where it’s due for an increase in the minimum wage – but the gap between that and a living wage keeps growing…
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, February 6th, 2016 - 54 comments
Boring stuff about boring old jobs and wages.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, January 28th, 2016 - 352 comments
The news that the TPP is likely to cost 5 to 6,000 jobs in NZ seems to have been the last straw.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, November 6th, 2015 - 73 comments
“Less debt more jobs” says National’s billboard. Instead we good the opposite. With extra helpings of icing on this Cake of Fail.
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, August 31st, 2015 - 133 comments
FYI. The most populous town in Clutha District is Balclutha, which lies 81km south of Dunedin by road. Balclutha’s population, by the 2006 census, was 4,062 (down from 4,137 in 1996). Other towns are Milton (pop. 1,887), Kaitangata (pop. 810), Tapanui (pop. 744), Lawrence (pop. 432), Owaka (pop. 327), Stirling (pop. 309), Clinton (pop. 291), Kaka Point (pop. 201), and Benhar (pop. 96). For a while in the 1980s Balclutha was New Zealand’s most wealthy town, per capita
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, July 17th, 2015 - 40 comments
Terrible news for the 523 Fonterra workers who are losing their jobs – we wish you well.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, May 8th, 2015 - 11 comments
113 more jobs to go at Solid Energy’s Stockton Mine. Bill English killed Solid Energy, these job losses are his.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, March 20th, 2015 - 42 comments
One of National’s big claims in the Northland buy election was that they had created 7500 new jobs in Northland. Lies lies lies.
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, February 12th, 2015 - 92 comments
Zero-hour contracts are the perfect illustration of when “flexibility” in employment relations goes all one way.
Written By: - Date published: 2:27 pm, February 4th, 2015 - 40 comments
We need a much better analysis of what kinds of jobs and conditions are out there in NZ, crude figures are not telling us enough.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, August 1st, 2014 - 298 comments
Labour is promising to raise the minimum wage to $16.25. It’s the right thing to do. And it doesn’t cost jobs.
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, August 23rd, 2013 - 73 comments
David Shearer is not the only one to lose his job this month. It’s quite a list, when you add it up…
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, March 27th, 2013 - 11 comments
Audrey Young and Simon Collins should get danger money for spinning this hard on jobs. But at least they’re trying, the best that Key can manage is some waffle about a “fluid market”…
Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, October 18th, 2012 - 115 comments
This afternoon David Shearer gave a speech about jobs at the Hornby Workingman’s Club. It’s exactly the kind of speech I want to hear from the Labour leader, with plenty of substance to add weight to rhetoric.