Strike Handling Tips For Workers

Tips For Running A Strike For Workers How should one run a successful strike? I recently represented workers in a multinational company. The foreign bosses criticised New Zealand managers for not squeezing out maximum shareholder value and being too soft Read More …

Statutory Holidays And In Lieu Days

Working ‘the stats’ and the ‘day in lieu’ entitlements explained. Saturday is Christmas day – Sunday, Boxing day. The observation of these holidays in employment law is transferred to the following Monday and Tuesday. The same happens for New Years Read More …

Bosses Suing Workers

Bosses Suing Workers The election over, the pendulum swings further to the bosses right on our industrial relations grandfather clock. Nationals policy is to loosen up collective wage bargaining and this could make unions less and less relevant. Labour’s policy Read More …

Restraint Of Trade

Restraint Of Trade Many bosses nowadays, instead of going to a lawyer, simply download model employment agreements from the Department of Labour website. It’s a beauty. Simple, free and so widely used that Employment Court rulings have made interpretations of Read More …

Bullying

Workplace Bullying Around the jungle gym, behind the art room, or texting while shambling along with the school shirt not tucked in – young bullies do their thing. Whether there are more bullies now than in our parents or grandparents Read More …

Expelling Kids From School

Expelling Kids From School Too many young people it is said are being booted out of secondary school, and what’s more standards vary throughout New Zealand on what one can be expelled for. Foreign students some claim, get a better Read More …

A Boss’s Tale

A Boss’s Tale Bryan Seal is a salt of the earth type. A cabinetmaker by trade, taciturn by nature. He worked as a foreman. His boss was bought out. The new joinery factory owner told him to leave. He did. Read More …