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Manufacturing policy makes sense but....

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:05 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

On the surface much of Labour's prescription for manufacturing is sound though questions remain over some of the detail not yet announced, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Waikato manufacturers report buoyant trading conditions

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:51 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

10 April 2014 Waikato manufacturers report buoyant trading conditions Manufacturers in the Waikato are outperforming the national average, reports EMA Waikato chairman Jack Ninnes. The latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) ... More >>

Short time for contributing to workplace safety law change

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 1:58 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Allowing just three weeks to get to grips with the changes proposed to our workplace safety laws is unreasonable and unrealistic, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Devil in detail for new world of workplace safety

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 2:06 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

After reading the 233 pages of the new Health and Safety Reform Bill just introduced to Parliament, the Employers and Manufacturers Association's Paul Jarvie can verify a new world order is indeed about to arrive for workplace health and safety. More >>

Correct move to keep hands off OCR

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 4:23 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Today's announcement that the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided not to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is welcomed as the correct decision, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern (EMA). More >>

Cultural Impact Assessment process half baked

Friday, 28 February 2014, 11:23 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The whole proposed rules structure for the implementation of the Cultural Impact Assessments is half baked, the Employers and Manufacturers Association said in its submission on the Unitary Plan sent to the Auckland Council today. More >>

Single resource consent process at risk

Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:04 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The draft Auckland Unitary Plan's Cultural Impact Assessment provisions could allow unacceptable dual resource consent processes to develop, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Living Wage notion well intentioned misguided

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 9:46 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The revised rate announced for the Living Wage today if introduced would increase unemployment, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Politicizing youth unemployment unhelpful

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 12:35 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

It is unhelpful to see youth unemployment used to score political points says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association. More >>

TPP study speculation wildly misleading

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 3:34 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The 'new' study said to cast doubt on the likely benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal is without any merit as it based on pure speculation, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Employers urged to take own counsel over pay rises

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 4:15 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers are advised to take their own counsel over any pay increases they may afford this year, and not listen to what Finance Minister Bill English thinks, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Auckland rates getting fairer

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 3:28 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

There is every reason for all of Auckland to be paying rates on the same basis, and none whatever for businesses to be paying higher rates than residences, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

No justification for interest rate rise

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 5:19 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

If the trading bank economists have their way the economic recovery will stall, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Employers show strong support for health & safety changes

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 2:54 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers overwhelmingly support law changes to improve our health and safety record, according to the Employers and Manufacturers Association Annual Employment Round-Up Survey*. More >>

Commission requested to review basis for monopolies' cost

Friday, 20 December 2013, 12:35 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The High Court has identified an error in how Transpower and other monopoly suppliers calculate their cost of capital which may be costing power consumers $150 million a year in excessive profits. More >>

Speculation on interest rate rises not justified

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 4:44 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The presumption that interest rates will rise early in the New Year is precipitate and unjustified, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Electricity prices should come down

Monday, 16 December 2013, 2:56 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

With power supply clearly outstripping demand, electricity prices are now too high and should come down, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. "New Zealand clearly now has an excess of installed electricity capacity," said Kim Campbell, ... More >>

Living Wage a feel good, wrong idea

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 4:37 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

A commitment by Auckland Council to pay a Living Wage for low paid staff as a result of debate on the topic this week would open up a Pandora's Box, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Dividends from Growth Agenda must be ploughed back

Monday, 18 November 2013, 4:20 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The achievements listed in the Business Growth Agenda report released today are indeed impressive, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Law change proposal would sensibly save money and court time

Friday, 15 November 2013, 9:20 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The law change proposed by MP Paul Goldsmith to allow high earners to contract out of the personal grievance provisions of the Employment Relations Act would save taxpayers money and help free up court time, says Employers and Manufacturers Association Chief ... More >>

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