Media mentions

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Labour approach testing employment waters

The Newsroom, 7 February 2018

Employment law specialist, Pam Nuttall is interested in the “hobbit law” working group as it appears to have the potential “to implement a constructive intent to improve industrial relations across the board.”


NZ living wage needs urgent look, Massey University and AUT researchers say

NZ Herald, 17 December 2017

Researchers say that while a national minimum wage is a legal floor intended both to provide protection for workers and encourage fair competition among employers, minimum wages were now widely recognised as failing to provide sufficient cost-of-living income.


The way of the future?

Employment Today, 13 December 2017

The gig-work approach has instant accessibility and may be hailed as the way of the future, but Professor Jarrod Haar is less than convinced, pointing out that, although the model offers flexibility, it also has some inherent disadvantages — for both parties.


Biggest labour law changes in generation

Newsroom.co.nz, 28 November 2017

Professor Erling Rasmussen - Next year is likely to bring the most significant changes in employment policy in 25 years. In particular, protections for contract and casual workers will be under the spotlight.


Praise for tackling the gender pay gap

NZ Herald, 24 November 2017

"The gap goes from being zero and insignificant at the bottom of the wage distribution to being about 20 per cent at the top end." says Professor Gail Pacheco.


New Zealand Firms Are Letting Women Down

Washington Post, 6 November 2017

What's got four Marks, four Johns, three Simons, two Scotts, two Peters, two Christophers -- but just one woman? New Zealand's leading stock-market index.


Michael Fletcher: Welfare system needs radical shake up

NZ Herald, 8 November 2017

After nine years of National's so-called welfare reform, there is a certain irony in the fact that one of the most urgent tasks facing the new Government is welfare reform. The lesson is that welfare is for us all. It is not the "us-and-them" thing National would have had us believe.


New Zealand Firms Are Letting Women Down

Bloomberg, 6 November 2017

New Zealand's gender wage gap is one of the narrowest in the world, based on the OECD's data, however the gender pay gap gets wider as incomes rise.


Mind the Gap

Engage, 3 November 2017

“International research signals that worker satisfaction and retention is higher when they know their pay and opportunities are fair” says Professor Gail Pacheco, a leader in gender pay gap research. The report showed that 80% of the gender pay gap is now driven by “unexplained” factors.


Through the Ages

Engage, 3 November 2017

Dr Ravenswood says her own personal experience of working part-time in aged care work in the 1990s, has helped her understand the key issues faced by aged care workers in NZ. Using survey data, she is working on a journal article looking at the connections between safety and physical and verbal abuse, training, and job satisfaction/turnover.

She helped lead the survey in 2014 and 2016.


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