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Collectively.Thinking – January 2024

Collectively.Thinking – January 2024

How are we in February already? 2024 is already shaping up to be exciting in the industrial relations space, with plenty of contributing, but contradictory, indicators out there in the market.  All...

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Collectively.Thinking – December 2023

Collectively.Thinking – December 2023

Happy New Year! Back on deck for 2024 and easing in gradually.  I am excited about what is on the horizon this year and all the change that will result in the IR space. If you can remember all the...

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Collectively.Thinking – November 2023

Collectively.Thinking – November 2023

We nearly got to the end of November before finding out the shape of the new Government.  Once the National-Act-New Zealand First coalition details were ironed out, they have certainly hit the...

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Collectively.Thinking – October 2023

Collectively.Thinking – October 2023

Elections, elections, elections.  That was what dominated the October headlines, and where we sit currently in November, we’re still waiting to find out the exact shape of the government and what...

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Collectively.Thinking – September 2023

Collectively.Thinking – September 2023

Oh wow!  I can’t believe that I wrote the last of these back in March!  I’m endeavouring to catch up but starting from September and working backwards.  It’s been a busy time for me in the...

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Collectively.Thinking – March 2023

Collectively.Thinking – March 2023

The collective bargaining environment in New Zealand is definitely changing.  The first quarter of negative GDP has now been posted, which is unsettling on both sides of the table.  While it is a...

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Collectively.Thinking – February 2023

Collectively.Thinking – February 2023

The effects on the labour market of the significant weather events across the North Island will still remain to be seen.  It’s very difficult to get an accurate steer right now while still in clean...

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