Friday, 26 April 2013
Employment law changes will help with jobs and business certainty
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Better infrastructure critical for growth
The Building Infrastructure paper released today is an essential high level progress report for the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Business calls on Reserve Bank to cut OCR to give exporters a break
After today’s CPI figure we expect the Reserve Bank to cut the Official Cash Rate on October 25th in an effort to lower the exchange rate, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Exchange rate meddling not the panacea for world's woes
If you think tinkering with monetary policy will improve exchange rates for the New Zealand dollar, be careful what you wish for, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief executive Kim Campbell.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Building innovation into our collective DNA the most worthwhile mission
The Building Innovation Report issued today fulfils its aim of painting the full picture of where we are up to with this most important factor for our future, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
First Building Export Markets report positive, with caveats
Any work to boost our exports has to be positive and it’s very pleasing to see the importance placed on exporting in the government’s growth agenda, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Secret ballots for strikes a sensible step
The passing of the law requiring unions to conduct a secret ballot of their members before going on strike is a welcome step, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Government plan big, bold, bravo!
The Government's plan for the new business facing ministry represents big potential for business and employment growth, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA).
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Auckland Council must stay clear of port issue
Auckland Council should not become involved any further with the strike actions at the port, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Auckland's consumers will end up paying for port disruption
All of Auckland is losing from the disruption at the port and consumers throughout the country will end up paying extra because of it, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Realistic funding options critical for Auckland transport
The debate over the funding options required to develop Auckland’s transport should cut straight to the chase, says the chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Kim Campbell.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Malaysian trade mission offering wide range of opportunity
The range of business opportunity on offer through a trade mission heading to Malaysia, Sarawak and Brunei in late March represents a rare and important opportunity for exporters, says Sir Ken Stevens.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Employers taking positive outlook into 2012
Employers are taking a positive outlook into 2012; 44% of them report they are likely to increase their staff numbers next year, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
Monday, 19 December 2011
Time's up on port strike action
The time has come to end the disruption on the Auckland waterfront, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
New technology presenting challenges to traditional workplace practices
The rapid development of new communications technology is challenging the old ways of doing things in today’s workplaces, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Employers focus on retaining key people: latest pay rates survey
The National Wage and Salary Survey data just out indicates employers have been focusing on retaining their key people, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern).
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Recognition of high value high tech sector welcome
Its great to see advanced manufacturing and the related high value sectors winning ever increasing government recognition, the Employers & Manufacturers Association said after today’s announcement of the new direction and expansion for IRL.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
New chief executive appointed to EMA
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) has a new chief executive.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Auckland Plan an excellent, aspirational step ahead
Businesses will welcome the launch of the Draft Auckland Plan today for the certainty it will bring to investment decision making, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Thrive International - big day out for business
The calibre of the lineup of the presenters at Thrive International on in Auckland October 20th won’t be matched in New Zealand for many years to come.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Employment restructuring processes trip up 74 per cent of personal grievance cases
Employers lost three quarters of the personal grievance claims brought against them when they restructured last year because their processes were inadequate, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.
Friday, 5 August 2011
Bipartisan approach to KiwiSaver called for
Employers would support a bipartisan approach to KiwiSaver if changes are deemed necessary to increase New Zealand’s savings, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
EMA Board dismisses CEO
The board of Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has today dismissed its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alasdair Thompson.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
EMA Board follows thorough process on Alasdair Thompson Confirms long standing policy on gender equality
The EMA Board met today to discuss the recent comments and conduct of its chief executive Alasdair Thompson.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Unreserved, unqualified apology
The Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association, Alasdair Thompson has issued an unreserved and unqualified apology for his comments and behaviour in the media yesterday on the issues to do with equal pay.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
EMA backs and promotes equal pay for equal productivity
Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association, says its only right that women should be paid more than men when their output and productivity is greater than men.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
ACC set to be less a political football. Changes long overdue
The introduction of a private insurance market for the employers work account is overdue and welcome, says Paul Jarvie, Occupational Health and Safety Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
A Budget to save NZ's credit rating. Boosting savings better than raising taxes
Today’s Budget is designed to save New Zealand’s credit rating and lift our national savings rate with KiwiSaver, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Financial crisis no excuse for massive Hamilton rates rise
Hamilton City Council is prescribing a bitter pill for the city’s business ratepayers: a general 8 per cent rates rise coupled with a business differential twice the residential rate.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Employers fine with changes foreshadowed for Kiwisaver
Business will be pleased with the Prime Minister’s basic plan outlined today aiming to increase the nation’s savings to lift economic growth, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.