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Case for change to build New Zealand’s prosperity

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:41 am | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The need for a cohesive strategy to drive reform of the country’s resource management and planning systems is now vital for New Zealand’s prosperity, says a coalition of like-minded organisations. More >>

New Emission Targets Achievable

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 1:48 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

New Emission Targets Achievable New emission trading targets are a realistic goal for New Zealand business, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). However, it warns that New Zealand must continue to show willing to play its part ... More >>

Budget Responsible but Lacking Vision

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:06 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The Government’s 2015 Budget provides New Zealand businesses with financial certainty, and tackles a number of politically sensitive issues, but fails to deliver on some of the big issues facing the country says the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

New H&S law requires fine tuning: EMA

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:02 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

Though business welcomes the new Health and Safety Reform Bill some parts of it are still unworkable or not appropriate to New Zealand's scale of businesses, Paul Jarvie told Parliament's Select Committee hearing today. More >>

Employment law changes aim to reflect present practice

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 11:03 am | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The employment law changes currently before Parliament are part of the catch up process needed to reflect common practices already in place in today's workplaces, David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

New Health & Safety agency will be welcome with new approach

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 2:41 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The new workplace health and safety agency, Worksafe New Zealand, will be most welcome provided it comes with an entirely new organisation approach and culture, says Paul Jarvie, Health and Safety Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Northland economy to benefit from minerals exploration

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 2:29 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The five year permits for minerals exploration on offer to three companies in Northland will provide a useful boost to the region's growth outlook, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Step By Step to Safe Workplaces

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 9:33 am | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

New Zealand's need for guidelines for directors to ensure their companies have suitable health and safety measures in place is sad, but the message overall is positive, said Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) manager of occupational health ... More >>

Meagre Budget For Workplace Health and Safety Reform

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:11 am | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety has built the wall and the need for change is written clearly on it, says Paul Jarvie, Manager of Health and Safety for the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Hold up on Auckland's Unitary Plan 'elephant in the room'

Monday, 25 March 2013, 1:18 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The government's proposal not to ratify Auckland's Unitary Plan until 2016/17 will load big costs onto Auckland's ratepayers, and hold back Auckland's growth, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Personal grievance cases fall 22%; employers more cautious

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 4:57 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The number of personal grievance cases fell by 22 per cent last year compared to 2010, which indicates both employers and workers are being more cautious and moderate in their approach to workplace issues, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager ... More >>

Business input invited on workplace safety review

Monday, 18 June 2012, 2:17 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

For the first time in 20 years the government is undertaking a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system and Waikato businesses are being invited to have their say about it. More >>

Employment Law Changes Positive

Monday, 14 May 2012, 4:28 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

Recent events demonstrate there is room for improving the bargaining processes leading to collective agreements, and the employment law changes announced will go a long way towards achieving this, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Secret ballots for strikes a sensible step

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 10:58 am | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The passing of the law requiring unions to conduct a secret ballot of their members before going on strike is a welcome step, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association. More >>

Health and safety review positive

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 1:31 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

A review of the 20 year old workplace health and safety legislation, along with the commitment to invest more in workplace safety, are welcome initiatives says the Employers & Manufacturers Association's Health and Safety Manager, Paul Jarvie. More >>

Auckland's consumers will end up paying for port disruption

Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 12:49 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

All of Auckland is losing from the disruption at the port and consumers throughout the country will end up paying extra because of it, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says. More >>

EMA backs new seven-council Alliance

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 12:59 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The alliance of seven local councils covering the top half of the North Island and representing over half of all New Zealanders is bold and very welcome, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Union Leader's Comments Over The Top

Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 12:21 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

Business is what makes New Zealand work, and attacking many employers as 'not fair minded' goes way too far, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. "The Council of Trade Union General Secretary Helen Kelly has gone over the top" More >>

Youth Rates Proven Value After All

Friday, 12 February 2010, 4:12 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

Employers warnings back in 2006 on abolishing youth rates are coming home to roost, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for EMA (Northern). "The abolition of youth rates was a fair weather idea," Mr Lowe said. More >>

Emissions reduction targets all unaffordable

Monday, 27 July 2009, 4:58 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The emissions reductions targets being debated are extremely important and we cannot afford to have them set by a campaign led by celebrities, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. More >>

 

 

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