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National Plan Rightly Rewards Vaccination Efforts

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10:06 am | EMA

The EMA says recognising vaccination efforts and freeing up restrictions for those vaccinated in the workplace and in their everyday lives is a welcome approach in the National Party’s ‘Back in Business’ plan released this morning. "Many ... More >>

Biggest Immigration Change In Decades Applauded

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:51 am | EMA

The most significant immigration change in decades will be welcomed by businesses struggling to retain and find staff and a huge relief for migrant workers and their families struggling with the uncertainty about their futures, says the EMA. "News ... More >>

Immigration Policy Review Won’t Address Bigger Picture

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 3:52 pm | EMA

The Productivity Commission’s call for a revised immigration policy to better meet the skills demand in New Zealand provides the prompt for a much bigger piece of work about a population strategy. More >>

Vaccines Another Welcome Tool To Manage COVID-19

Friday, 12 February 2021, 2:33 pm | EMA

The Government’s announcement today confirming the prioritised roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine will give Kiwis confidence of the country’s ongoing commitment to managing the pandemic. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the free vaccinations, ... More >>

Timing Wrong For Minimum Wage Rise

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:38 pm | EMA

The EMA says the long-planned minimum wage increase to $20 per hour is coming at precisely the wrong time for some of its members and many other New Zealand businesses. "Not raising the minimum wage was the second most requested change the government ... More >>

Positive Signs For SMEs From Prime Minister

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 5:52 pm | EMA

The EMA is pleased that small business loans will be extended for three years and interest-free loans for two years, and that the scheme would be extended for a broader range of purposes including innovation and technology advancement. The Prime Minister’s ... More >>

ACC Levy Freeze Relief For Businesses

Monday, 6 July 2020, 5:34 pm | EMA

The EMA is pleased with the Government’s announcement today that it is freezing ACC levies, paid by businesses, the self-employed and motorists to cover the costs of accidents, for two years. Manager Employments Relations and Safety, Paul Jarvie, ... More >>