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Progress is continuing on protecting workers from harm and supporting businesses to manage the risks, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

The 2019 HASANZ Scholarship Programme, which opens today, aims to build the capability and capacity of New Zealand’s health and safety workforce, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway.

We’re improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families with a lift in maximum weekly rate of paid parental leave payments from Monday 1 July, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announces today.

New Zealand has announced we will be ratifying the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Protocol on Forced Labour, and supporting work by the ILO to end violence and harassment at work, at the organisation’s 100th anniversary conference in Geneva.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway will be travelling to Geneva, Switzerland next week to represent the New Zealand Government at this year’s International Labour Conference.

The Government is taking another step to build an inclusive and productive economy by restoring collective bargaining rights for screen sector workers and adopting the model unanimously put forward by the Film Industry Working Group, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today announced two new appointments and two re-appointments to Board of WorkSafe New Zealand.

Women who aren’t paid the same as men for similar jobs will be given the tools to make a pay equity claim as the Wellbeing Budget delivers a practical solution to gender discrimination in the workplace.

Employment law changes coming into effect today will restore protections for working New Zealanders, strengthen the role of collective bargaining, and promote fair wages and conditions, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Today, on international workers day, we celebrate the contributions of working New Zealanders to building a modern economy and to promoting workplaces that are productive and inclusive, fair and fit for the 21st Century, says Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

A new land transport rule agreed to by Cabinet aims to help avert thousands of bus services being cancelled and give bus drivers the rest breaks they need to keep passengers safe, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced.

Up to 209,200 New Zealanders will benefit from a pay boost this Monday 1 April, thanks to the Coalition Government’s decision to raise the minimum wage to $17.70, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government is seeking feedback on the prospect of New Zealand becoming a party to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Forced Labour Protocol, Workplace Relations and Safety, and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced today.

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Jan Logie MP, met with business leaders today to talk about the importance of workplace responses to family violence ahead of the Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act taking effect on 1 April.

The Government will take time to consider the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group which reported back today, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

New Zealand workers on the minimum wage are set for a significant pay rise, as the Coalition Government signals how it will move toward its goal of a $20 p/h minimum wage by 2021, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and New Zealand First spokesperson for Employment Relations Clayton Mitchell announced today.

A new Health and Safety at Work Strategy commits New Zealand to better practices in the workplace for the next decade, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced today.

Building a better culture for health and safety in New Zealand workplaces will be greatly assisted by the inaugural recipients of the HASANZ Scholarship Programme, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The passage into law of the Employment Relations Amendment Act helps restore fairness to New Zealand workplaces and restore fundamental rights for workers, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government’s efforts to stamp out the exploitation of migrant workers will be guided by wide-ranging research beginning today, says Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Film Industry Working Group has reported back today, providing recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers, says the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government’s priorities to strengthen employment law, to better protect New Zealand workers and stamp out migrant exploitation, are justified by the findings revealed today by the Labour Inspectorate’s investigations into Chorus subcontractors, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today announced the appointment of Mr Ross Wilson as the new Chair of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board.

A Bill that will put a freeze on salaries and allowances while the Government develops a fairer formula for future pay increases has been passed into law today, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.