The National Conversation about WorkSue O’Shea & Moana Eruera, EEO Advisors<br />
The National Conversation about Work<br />Major project involving talking to employers, employees and community groups<br ...
Impact of the recession on migrant employment<br />Unemployment unevenly spread <br />Kiwi first policy<br />Change to ski...
Recommendations<br />Provide information on employment law and human rights in relation to employment for both migrant emp...
 Recommendations<br />Monitor the working conditions of migrant workers, including those employed under the RSE scheme, wi...
Myth 1: Work is nasty<br />Overwhelmingly New Zealanders in a wide variety of work love their jobs<br />People show enthus...
Myth 2: Bosses are bad<br />Most bosses are decent and want to be fair<br />Many bosses see their workers like family memb...
Myth 3: Workers are lazy<br />Workers responded to job “spread”, new flexibilities to help employers in the recession<br /...
Discrimination<br />Access to work (pre-employment issues)<br />On-the-job<br />As part of communities<br />
Language<br />Speaking own language at work<br />Intercultural understanding<br />
Working conditions<br />Long work hours<br />Leave entitlements<br />Pay and conditions<br />Pastoral care (including acco...
Regional reports<br />
www.neon.org.nz<br />
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National Conversation about Work

  1. 1. The National Conversation about WorkSue O’Shea & Moana Eruera, EEO Advisors<br />
  2. 2. The National Conversation about Work<br />Major project involving talking to employers, employees and community groups<br />Over 3000 people involved in 16 regions across New Zealand<br />Including West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Nelson/Marlborough/Tasman<br />Started pre-recession<br />
  3. 3. Impact of the recession on migrant employment<br />Unemployment unevenly spread <br />Kiwi first policy<br />Change to skilled migrant categories<br />Business owners employing fewer people<br />
  4. 4. Recommendations<br />Provide information on employment law and human rights in relation to employment for both migrant employers and migrant employees<br />Develop codes of practice in partnership with industry groups to guide employers on best practices<br />
  5. 5. Recommendations<br />Monitor the working conditions of migrant workers, including those employed under the RSE scheme, with a view to taking remedial action when poor practice is identified<br />
  6. 6. Myth 1: Work is nasty<br />Overwhelmingly New Zealanders in a wide variety of work love their jobs<br />People show enthusiasm and pride for the work they do<br />Work is critical to identity and wellbeing<br />
  7. 7. Myth 2: Bosses are bad<br />Most bosses are decent and want to be fair<br />Many bosses see their workers like family members<br />Most bosses are responsive to workers needs<br />
  8. 8. Myth 3: Workers are lazy<br />Workers responded to job “spread”, new flexibilities to help employers in the recession<br />Majority of workers work hard to get the job done well<br />
  9. 9. Discrimination<br />Access to work (pre-employment issues)<br />On-the-job<br />As part of communities<br />
  10. 10. Language<br />Speaking own language at work<br />Intercultural understanding<br />
  11. 11. Working conditions<br />Long work hours<br />Leave entitlements<br />Pay and conditions<br />Pastoral care (including accommodation)<br />
  12. 12. Regional reports<br />
  13. 13. www.neon.org.nz<br />
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