Workforce Disengagement Part 1 – The Broken Relationship

Disengagement is one of those HR buzz words that rolls off the tongue and becomes quite impersonal partly through our obsession with workforce statistical analysis. Yet few terms are as personal as this. It cuts to the heart of the relationship between an organisation and its workers. Often with HR buzz words we interpret what they mean in different ways. When they are discussed many people in a room have a variety of different understandings of what we are actually [...]

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Unions reject government offer in ‘sleepover’ pay case

Over 90 percent of PSA and SFWU union members have rejected an offer from Government to settle the long-running sleepover case. The unions started legal action in 2007 to seek the minimum wage for sleepovers. The sleepover cases are also seeking six years of backpay for thousands of union members who have worked sleepovers throughout New Zealand. Both unions have been meeting with their respective members throughout the country over the past month to consider and vote [...]

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