Aug 14

Migrant workers take employer to ERA over exploitation claims

Posted by Dave Griffith

Auckland company E-Advance Ltd is being taken to the Employment Relations Authority by five staff migrant workers who claim they have been exploited. The workers claim they were not paid wages, had to ‘invest’in the company and some ended up living in the company offices because they could not afford to pay for…

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Aug 13

Is Corporate Corruption here to stay in NZ?

Posted by Dave Griffith

With two of New Zealand’s largest public transport organisations investigating separate allegations of corruption have we now reached the point of having to accept that corruption is here to stay? The Serious Fraud Office is waiting for the outcome of internal inquiries regarding contracts at Auckland Transport and KiwiRail. Auckland Transport has put…

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Jun 7

Women worked like ‘slaves’ for $40 a week

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Two Fijian women have described how for months they worked seven-day weeks for $40 in the home of a Wellington businesswoman who is charged with exploiting them. “I was just like a slave to them. I did not feel free at all,” one of the women said in a written statement, included in…

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May 21

Kiwi Exodus to Australia tops 50,000 in last year

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The number of New Zealanders packing their bags and heading to Australia accelerated in April, with a new record number of annual departures at 53,462. Some 4,500 people left New Zealand for Australia in April for a net loss of 3,500 in the month, according to Statistics New Zealand. That took the annual…

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Aug 18

Work the deciding factor in migrants choosing Auckland

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The ability to find work is the determining factor in migrants choosing to settle in Auckland. The Department of Labour has carried out in-depth studies of 64 of the 6,000 people who took part in its Longitudinal Immigration Survey (LisNZ) 6, 18 and 36 months after arrival. Twenty-four of them were from Auckland.…

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Aug 24

Department of Labour

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The Department of Labour provides policy and practical advice on employment relations, health and safety, immigration and the labour market.

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