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Secure jobs make way for zero hour contracts

“If you don’t like casual work just go and get a permanent job then”.

Comments like this on a recent Stuff article about ‘zero hour’ contracts make me furious but seem to be a widely held attitude among Kiwis toward casual employment. 1,107 more words

Work And Economy

Protecting younger workers... with spikes?

This week I dropped my son off at Camels Hump – a popular climbing spot at Mount Macedon in Victoria. He had planned to abseil with a few of his mates as part of a scout activity.   1,143 more words

Workplace Safety

Waiting To Be Discovered

While the current unemployment/underemployment environment for college graduates is worrisome, it is not unprecedented when looking at historic trends. The November 1, 2014 Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, provides an in-depth discussion of the fallacy of focusing on the current recession as the cause for these challenging times for recent college graduates. 345 more words


Economic Growing Pains

Claiming that “growing the economy” is the solution all problems is not, in fact, entirely untrue. It does however simplify a range of macroeconomic factors, both domestically and globally to a three word answer you can defend your political position with. 638 more words

NZ Politics

It's Either A Promotion Or I Quit

Young workers and their loyalty toward their employers have been the main focus in a new LinkedIn study, revealing that the majority of us have a sense of entitlement when it comes to our jobs. 577 more words