Workers’ exploitation leads to hefty fines

Supplied Content The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a Waikato company and its sole director to pay respectively $25,000 and $12,500 for exploiting six staff. The underpayment was more than $17,300. A Labour Inspectorate investigation found that Jagran Property Services Limited (Jagran), owned by Jagendra Prasad, failed to pay minimum wage and holiday pay, keep accurate records and charged…

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New Zealand reacts to Khashoggi murder in Turkey

Supplied Content Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker have said that the New Zealand government continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. Arrests and dismissals The death of the prominent journalist in the Turkish Consulate General in Istanbul has now been officially confirmed by…

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‘The Poverty of Economic Thinking’ launched in New Zealand

Book examines how rich and poor nations differ in their approach Venkat Raman A book that challenges political and economic leaders and planners to rethink their approach to social and economic progress was launched in Auckland on Monday, October 8, 2018. ‘The Poverty of Economic Thinking’ was released by its author and former UNIDO Advisor Dr Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi at the…

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