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Minimum Wage increases will cost consumers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:18 pm | EMA

Today’s announcement of the new minimum wage rate increases until 2021 at least allow businesses to plan ahead, but the increases will impose significant costs with no apparent upside in productivity gains, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Key business groups merge to boost manufacturing sector

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:44 am | EMA

Three of New Zealand’s most influential business networks are merging to help boost the manufacturing sector for the years ahead. More >>

Shared financial risk will get more homes built faster

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:15 pm | EMA

The innovative funding that will enable the construction of up to 9,000 new homes at Wainui just north of Auckland, is an example of new models that need to be more widely used to fund critical infrastructure, says the Employers and Manufacturers ... More >>

Good tax policy reflects business voice, enhances innovation

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:30 am | EMA

New research and development tax incentives announced by the Government earlier this morning are an encouraging start to help lift productivity for business in New Zealand, says the EMA. More >>

Changes to ACC levies

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:36 pm | EMA

The proposal to decrease ACC levies by 6.9% for employers is one the EMA encourages the Minister to keep. More >>

Business disappointed with ERA Bill

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:50 am | EMA

EMA is bitterly disappointed with the lack of heed paid to concerns business has raised in relation to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. More >>

Infrastructure agency significant step forward

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:24 pm | EMA

EMA is pleased its long time call for a comprehensive solution to how New Zealand invests in and delivers vital infrastructure projects has made a significant step forward today. More >>

Need to rethink industrial relations

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:40 pm | EMA

EMA believes the series of recent business-related commentary on low productivity, business confidence dropping and inflation rising, adds to its call for a rethink on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill and other industrial relations legislation. More >>

Strike action - is this the new norm?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:57 am | EMA

With daily news of strike action been taken, or proposed, the EMA is worried this will become the new norm of industrial relations. More >>

"Act Now and Age Later" says white paper on ageing workforce

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:37 pm | EMA

An ageing population, a declining birth rate and a deepening skills shortage means a perfect storm is brewing on how New Zealand manages its ageing workforce. More >>

Old thinking for modern world, Government please explain

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:14 am | EMA

EMA is asking the coalition Government MPs to explain how the old world thinking of the proposed Employment Relations Amendment Bill will deliver the productive, high growth economy they say they want. More >>

When is voluntary not voluntary?

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4:37 pm | EMA

On June 9 it will be 15 years since the fifth New Zealand Labour Government ratified Convention 98 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More >>

90-day trial periods, "take a chance on me" legislation

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:15 am | EMA

Findings from a nationwide survey of employers have found that the 90-day trial periods should be called the "take a chance on me" legislation. More >>

Industrial relations taking NZ back to "them v us"

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:05 pm | EMA

Changes to industrial relations proposed in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill are driving a "them v us" approach in the workplace says EMA. More >>

European Union trade negotiations to start

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:56 pm | EMA

Confirmation that trade negotiations will begin on a free trade agreement with the European Union is excellent news says the EMA. More >>

Budget 2018: Long on welfare, short on productivity

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:17 pm | EMA

Budget 2018 announced today revealed that the country’s books are in good order and the Government intends to maintain surpluses over the coming parliamentary term. More >>

Export award finalists demonstrate vibrancy of sector

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:46 am | EMA

The variety of companies named as finalists in the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards demonstrate the vibrancy of the export sector. More >>

Triangular Bill should not proceed

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:57 pm | EMA

A proposed Bill which seeks to add further regulation to New Zealand’s industrial framework in the labour hire sector should not proceed says the EMA. More >>

Updated ATAP project announced

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 3:11 pm | EMA

A realigned version of the priority transport projects for Auckland to meet the city’s broader needs is to be commended, says the EMA. More >>

Proposal to boost research and development via tax credits

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:10 pm | EMA

A proposal to boost research and development via the introduction of tax incentives is part of a much-needed discussion on how best to apply settings for innovation. More >>



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