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New law should be vetted for compliance costs

Wednesday, 9 May 2001, 5:32 pm | Employers Federation

The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act should be vetted for compliance costs, says Business NZ. More >>

Health tax today - what about tomorrow?

Monday, 7 May 2001, 9:30 am | Employers Federation

A special health tax might sound good but the track record of "dedicated" taxes is not good, says Business NZ Chief Executive Simon Carlaw. More >>

Employers pleased at Govt. parental leave decision

Tuesday, 1 May 2001, 6:40 pm | Employers Federation

The Government is to be congratulated for its decision on paid parental leave, says Business NZ Executive Director Anne Knowles. More >>

Mediation report should ring alarm bells

Monday, 9 April 2001, 6:25 pm | Employers Federation

It is not legitimate for restrictive work practices to be imposed on an innocent party as the result of mediation, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

Employers Political Update Fri 30 Mar 2001

Friday, 30 March 2001, 4:44 pm | Employers Federation

Today's GDP result of 0.5% for the December 2000 quarter is slightly lower than expected, given our strong agriculture results. The agricultural sector recorded 1.6% growth for the quarter, the highest level in 14 years, led by the dairy industry with production ... More >>

Employers Pleased At Action On ACC Double Charging

Tuesday, 20 March 2001, 4:05 pm | Employers Federation

ACC Minister Michael Cullen is doing the right thing in fixing ACC double charging, says New Zealand Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

Political Update Fri 9 Mar 2001

Monday, 12 March 2001, 12:32 am | Employers Federation

Labour advice begun The three groups set up to provide advice to the Minister of Labour - on transfer of business and contracting out, holidays legislation and EEO - have held initial meetings and begun consultation with employers. There has been ... More >>

What do we want our taxes to pay for? - Knowles

Monday, 5 March 2001, 1:32 pm | Employers Federation

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles says there is widespread misunderstanding about parental leave benefits in New Zealand, with many seeming to think that New Zealand is somehow behind other countries. More >>

Employers want action on ACC double charging

Friday, 16 February 2001, 5:08 pm | Employers Federation

Employers being double charged for ACC premiums is unacceptable says New Zealand Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

Court decision relating to MAF vets appealed

Thursday, 15 February 2001, 12:51 am | Employers Federation

The NZ Employers' Federation has filed an appeal against an Employment Court ruling which relates to threatened industrial action by MAF vets. More >>

Focus On Good Faith In Collective Bargaining

Friday, 19 January 2001, 12:57 am | Employers Federation

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles says employers and employees should be alert to good faith issues in collective bargaining over the next two months. More >>

Union attempts to mislead public

Monday, 15 January 2001, 11:09 am | Employers Federation

The Waterfront Workers' Union is trying to mislead the public over the reasons for its campaign of industrial action at South Island ports, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

Political Update Thu 21 Dec 2000 (No. 40/00)

Friday, 22 December 2000, 9:05 am | Employers Federation

Cautious growth in September quarter GDP figures released today show the economy returning to a level similar to the March quarter, with a 0.7 percent increase in economic activity in the September quarter, following a 1.0 percent fall in the June ... More >>

No Xmas Cheer For Unemployed From Minimum Wage

Friday, 15 December 2000, 9:49 am | Employers Federation

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles says today's changes are good news for those on the minimum wage, but will bring little cheer for the unemployed. More >>

Political Update Fri 8 Dec 2000 (No. 39/00)

Monday, 11 December 2000, 10:26 am | Employers Federation

Union breaches ERA Actions by the Waterfront Workers’ Union appear to be in breach of the Employment Relations Act, says NZEF’s Anne Knowles. She says picket action by the union in southern ports to try and prevent members of another union from loading ... More >>

Union actions in breach of Act - Knowles

Sunday, 10 December 2000, 9:58 pm | Employers Federation

Actions by the Waterfront Workers' Union in southern ports appear to be in breach of the Employment Relations Act, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

PM's Views On Free Trade Reassuring

Monday, 27 November 2000, 10:09 am | Employers Federation

New Zealanders will applaud the Prime Minister's stand on free trade, says Employers' Federation President Robyn Leeming. More >>

Events At Southern Ports Concerning For Exporters

Monday, 27 November 2000, 9:44 am | Employers Federation

Recent events at Bluff and Port Chalmers have indicated some of the tensions in the new industrial relations scene, says Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles. More >>

Employers chief urges restraint in stevedores row

Friday, 17 November 2000, 6:30 pm | Employers Federation

Employers' Federation chief executive Anne Knowles today called for a calm approach in an industrial dispute involving rival unions at Bluff and Port Chalmers. More >>

POLITICAL UPDATE Thur 9 Nov 2000 (No. 38/00)

Thursday, 9 November 2000, 5:39 pm | Employers Federation

Strong export outcomes continue - Close US election may be good news for economy - Dumping alleged - Hong Kong trade agreement mooted - China closer to WTO status - Working holiday schemes approved More >>

 

 

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