Keeping Safe at Work

Let’s start by wishing everyone from Vanuatu a very happy Independance Day, for the 30th of July. The picture above shows some of the festivities held throughout the RSE Community here in NZ.

Top-rated presentation at 2023 NZ Ethical Employers Conference: Compliance Matters Q&A with Labour Inspectorate and Immigration Compliance (K1 & K2). Followed by Kay Chapman's discussion on Employment Law. Demonstrating the significant emphasis NZEE members place on ensuring proper adherence to regulations and ethical practices.

SAVE THE DATE: 2024 NZ Ethical Employers Conference 19,20,21 June 2024, to be held in Napier.

We urge anyone deeply concerned about Health and Safety in New Zealand to read the first article shared in this month’s newsletter. NZ businesses, including Boards and Senior Management, hold a major responsibility to prioritise worker safety and take necessary actions for their well-being. If an accident occurs, the involved business must accept the consequences, tell the truth, and implement measures to prevent any such incidents from recurring. There will be consequences if you don’t.

We have an important Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) update, and special webinar to help inform employers.

This month around NZ we celebrate Cook Island Language week (30 July – 5 August). The International Day of Indigenous People (9 August). World Youth Day (12 August). And the last Friday of August our communities turn yellow as the Cancer Society gets out in force with Daffodil Day. August usually tends to be cold, wet & windy. Rug up warm and take care.


Our newsletter aims to celebrate and support you, connecting you to global and local insights that contribute to the creation of more inclusive workplaces. Your time is precious, feedback allows us to produce content that is relevant and useful.


Take care and keep safe,

Tanya Pouwhare, CEO, New Zealand Ethical Employers Inc.


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