Jul 20

Ballantynes losing 40 staff in post-quake restructure

Posted by Dave Griffith

Major Christchurch department store Ballantynes is laying off up to 40 staff in a restructuring exercise following the 22nd February earthquake. Managing director Mary Devine the move saying; “We are going through a full consultation with staff on the proposed restructure. It’s important to note that we will still maintain staffing levels in…

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Jun 22

New Zealanders confidence in job market rising

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New Zealanders are more confident about the labour market, mainly because they’re more optimistic about the outlook, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index. The index rose 1.1 points to 106.1 in the June quarter, indicating a growing number of optimists about the state of New Zealand’s employment prospects, with Christchurch…

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Jun 21

Union claims “horrendous” workplace bullying in Christchurch

Posted by Dave Griffith

The Unite Union has claimed today that incidents of “horrendous” workplace bullying have risen sharply as businesses struggle to deal with the impact of the ongoing earthquakes in Christchurch. Unite Union organiser Matt Jones says his organisation has been flooded with calls from members, especially since the 22nd Febraury earthquake. Matt Jones says…

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