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The Centre for Labour, Employment, and Work (CLEW) produces a bi-monthly newsletter called CLEW’d IN. The newsletter includes articles from our team on new research or current topics of interest in the fields of human resource management and employment relations, comment on interesting and important employment law cases and updates on scheduled seminars and workshops.

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  • Legal Update: Courier drivers - contractors or employees?

    Gordon Anderson, Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington reviews a recent decision of the Employment Court which addressed the issue of when workers are contractors and when are they employees, with all the protections of employment law.

  • Union Membership in New Zealand shows further growth

    The most recent survey from the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work was completed late in 2019 for the year to December 2018 and the results show that the declining union membership of the last ten years has been reversed for the second year on end. This summary of the key findings are released ahead of the full report which is expected by mid-June.

  • Obituary: Kevin Hince, 1934-2020

    Pat Walsh and Peter Brosnan, former Director and former staff member of the Industrial Relations Centre (IRC), the predecessor of CLEW, pay tribute Kevin Hince, Director of the IRC from 1983 to 1999. Kevin Hince died on 3 May after a short illness.

  • Interesting articles for lockdown reading

    In the current 'locked down' environment we hope you have more time for reading and reflection. Here are some links to a range of papers and research related to the world of work.