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EMA Welcomes Commitment To Fix Broken Holidays Act

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 2:47 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald says the Holidays Act in its current state is a complex shambles that frustrates both employers and employees. More >>

Government’s Employment Relations Priorities A Welcome Step In The Right Direction Says EMA

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 2:37 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says businesses across the country will welcome the government’s new employment relations priorities announced yesterday by the Workplace Relations and Safety Minister. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald ... More >>

EMA And ACC Join Forces To Address Workplace Injury In The Manufacturing Sector

Monday, 11 March 2024, 1:57 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) announced today that with ACC’s support, they are working on behalf of the manufacturing sector to develop an industry-led health and safety plan to prevent harm and reduce workplace injuries. EMA Chief Executive ... More >>

National’s Transport Policy Helps Unlock Northland Potential

Monday, 31 July 2023, 1:21 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

National’s transport policy would go a long way to unlocking potential economic growth in Northland while also enhancing freight movement between our three major North Island ports, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). "Much ... More >>

EMA 2023 Policy Manifesto Highlights Business Wish List

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 10:02 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Acknowledging the crucial role that the business sector plays in New Zealand’s success should be a priority for any incoming government following the October election, and that requires a shift in attitude says the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Fast-tracked Consents Good For Recovery

Monday, 15 June 2020, 4:31 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Fast-tracking consents for 11 significant infrastructure projects across the country is a good start aiding the recovery and will be particularly welcome in the Auckland region where a number of the projects are based. "Some of these projects have ... More >>

Balance About Right In Rebuilding Together Budget

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:28 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The EMA says the Government’s budget amidst COVID-19 was always going to have to strike the right balance between spending and debt levels to regenerate the economy for the benefit of all. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley believes it does provide ... More >>

Extra Support For Businesses Struggling With Covid-19 Impacts Welcomed

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:28 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Government’s massive boost to business support is welcome recognition of the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy as New Zealand faces a Level 4 lockdown, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). The Government announced it will ... More >>

Big Week For Eastern Bay Of Plenty EMA Members

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:27 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

A $100 million infrastructure injection has completed a transformational week for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones ending the week by announcing $79.4 million for a new port facility in Opotiki. The region celebrated ... More >>

EMA Applauds Provincial Growth Fund In Action

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 3:18 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The EMA believes the $19.9m from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) which will create 150 jobs in Kawerau is just the spark needed to ignite growth in the Eastern Bay of Plenty town. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says it is good news for EMA member ... More >>

Right call made on Waihi mine

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 3:02 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Today’s Government decision to grant OceanaGold approval to buy additional land associated with its Waihi mining operation is a significant benefit to communities in the region, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). More >>

Seasonal worker increase a relief

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 4:03 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Businesses in the produce sector and horticulture and viticulture industries will be relieved at the Government’s decision to increase the number of seasonal workers they can bring in from overseas, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Strong Infrastructure Commission has tough task

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:05 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The EMA says much is riding on the board and chief executive of the new National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) announced by Infrastructure Minister Hon Shane Jones today, with a difficult task ahead to deliver on its purpose. More >>

Deck stacked against employers in disputes

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:12 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers feel the deck is stacked against them when it comes to staff disputes as the cost to business in terms of time and money has increased exponentially in recent years. More >>

Compliance costs hurting business but government oblivious

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:10 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

New research commissioned by the Employers and Manufacturers Association shows successive governments are no longer keeping an accurate tally of the cost to business of complying with regulation and the impact new regulations have on productivity. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements no guarantee of productivity and jobs

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 2:04 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The total concept of Fair Pay Agreements proposed by Government makes no economic sense, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). More >>

ACC fund for health and safety improvements needs targeting

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 3:00 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The just-announced $22 million ACC fund to support the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) sector in reducing workplace injuries should help. However, it will need careful monitoring and targeting to ensure it brings about the hoped-for benefits, says the ... More >>

New CEO for NZ’s biggest business organisation

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:55 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

A new chief executive officer, Brett O’Riley, will take the reins at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) in Auckland next month. More >>

Skills shortages hurting employers

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:17 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

-- Difficulties in finding staff with suitable skill levels are reaching critical levels for the majority of employers, who identify skills shortages as the major issue facing their businesses, according to the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

EMA’s CEO Kim Campbell steps down

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:50 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

After leading the EMA since 2011, Mr Campbell has announced he intends to resign as CEO at EMA’s annual general meeting on November 22. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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