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Do checkout operators really earn the same hourly rates as teachers?

Teacher claims checkout operators paid the same, without the stress

"The hours I was working as a teacher... was absolutely crazy."

Jacinda Ardern teases big announcement upon her return

She's promising to hit the ground running when she's back from maternity leave.

bus wheel

No more long days for upset Wellington bus drivers

They'll be going home off after eight hours' work like everybody else, the union says.

builder with yellow helmet and working gloves on building site

Auckland tradie gets $22k payout after flirting accusations

He was fired for "unprofessional behaviour".

A four-day working week sounds like a dream for most, but for some lucky Kiwi employees it's become a reality.

Four-day work week trial 'very interesting' - Lees-Galloway

Employees are much happier working fewer days a week, with no loss to productivity, a trial has found.

Walter Carr and his new car

US worker given car after walking 32km to work on first day

Walter Carr's dedication to his job has paid off.

Roman Magpantay is an expert scaffolder from the Philippines.

Foreigners in NZ construction reaches record high

Interestingly, it's not dampened the number of young Kiwis breaking into the industry.

Greg Thomson.

Watch: Aussie reporter's sweary rant at charity gig

Greg Thomson has been suspended by Sky News after yelling at the crowd.

Airsorted is offering leave for employees who have pets.

The Kiwi business offering 'pawternity' for employees with pets

"It's hard to get a new animal and have to head off to work the next day."


Shocking texts sent to woman who called in sick to work

Her son was on life support, but her manager said she'd be out of a job if she didn't work.

Kristine Bartlett - Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Pay boost for care and support workers

Care and support workers - most of them women - are getting another pay rise today.

A sign outside a Pak'nSave store.

Workers to picket Pak'nSave Hastings again

The union says the store's owner has been uncooperative.

The Warehouse.

Warehouse accused of swapping 'Kiwi values' for 'Walmart morals'

Jobs could be on the line for dozens of Warehouse employees across the country.


Māori and Pasifika workers could be hit hardest by automation

According to one report, up to 44 percent of jobs could be lost within 20 years.

National leader Simon Bridges says the strikes are creating uncertainty.

National blames Government for industry strike action

MBIE staff, nurses and teachers will all be taking strike action in July.

Premier Bacon Company

Bacon staff calling for better pay

More than 100 employees at the Wairarapa site are refusing to work any overtime.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Planes at Los Angeles International Airport on July 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Air NZ takes top prize again

Our national carrier has been crowned New Zealander's best employer for the fifth time.

Photo of candidates waiting for a job interview

Most Kiwi workers think businesses lack diversity

Less than one in every two employees think employers have an inclusive culture.

A solo father has taken his former employer to court.

Unfairly dismissed painter still unpaid

Samuel Bennett still hasn't been awarded his $15,000.

hands typing on laptop keyboard at home

New website launches for odd-job advertisements

One Auckland user is offering $65 to drop him off a bucket of KFC.