Fair Pay Agreements and what they mean for you
02 Dec 2022

Fair Pay Agreements and what they mean for you


In this newsletter

  • Fair Pay Agreements system is up and running

  • Pacific Legacy Award recipient John Fiso meets with Brian Sagala on 531pi

  • Networking Event Celebrating Pasifika Women in the Construction Industry - 8 Dec

  • It’s a wrap for 2022 workshops

  • Get geared up now

  • This Saturday book in for Gia’s Grab and Go 6 course tasting menu Fair Pay Agreements system is up and running

The Fair Pay Agreements system (FPA) is now up and running as of 1 December 2022.

FPA’s bring together employer associations and unions within a sector to bargain for minimum employment terms for all covered employees in an industry or occupation. This means that employee and employer representatives will meet to discuss and agree on a set of employment terms for the work being done.

The Employment NZ website has information on what this might mean for employees, employers, and bargaining sides or check out this handy guide for employers available in PDF in Cook Island, MāoriFijianSamoan and Tongan languages.

You’ll also be able to check the status of a proposed FPA via the FPA dashboard on the MBIE website.

Pacific Legacy Award recipient John Fiso meets with Brian Sagala on 531pi

This week our Awards emcee Brian Sagala and 531pi Pacific Days radio host met with the recipient of the Pacific Legacy Award, John Fiso (ONZM) Chairman of The Fiso Investment Group. Catch their enjoyable talanoa on Facebook where they discuss the challenges of the next 18-24 months, finding markets with upside - what these are - and what to concentrate on to get growth in your business.

Networking event celebrating Pasifika women in the Construction industry

PBT will host an event that celebrates Pasifika women involved in the construction industry and is an opportunity for Pasifika women to connect with other women in similar roles. You will hear some stories from women about their business journeys, and the support PBT can provide to help Pasifika construction businesses grow and be well prepared to provide support for those who are ready to bid for tender contracts in the construction industry.

When: Thursday 8th December from 5pm – 8pm

Where: HRV Building Lobby, 45 O’Rorke Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061

We will be joined by women in construction to take us through their journey’s including the highlights and the challenges they’ve faced, share their insights into what can be achieved with woman in leadership and what they believe the future may hold.

Make sure to book now and secure your spot for next Thursday.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Book Now We look forward to seeing you!

It’s a wrap for 2022 workshops

It’s a wrap on our workshops for 2022 which included workshops held in both Samoan and Tongan languages for the first time which proved very popular. We’re excited for 2023 when there will be more workshops in our Pacific languages for all to enjoy.

A massive thank you to our team of facilitators who made the workshops such a success: Saimone Lolohea, Lesley Vehekite, John Saluni, Nelson Annandale, and Naeem Faamatuainu. Also thank you to all those who attended and took the time out of their busy schedules to gain new skills and take advantage of these free learning opportunities. It has been great to see so many business owners in-person again and we look forward to sharing with you more workshop opportunities for the New Year.

Get geared up now

Support your favourite Super Rugby Team and wear the best merchandise in the competition. From Moana Pasifika’s iconic replica playing jerseys to summer basketball singlets, there's something for everyone. Check out the new season's apparel designed for the ultimate fan to showcase their Moana spirit at gamedays, to train at the gym in, or to even dress up their everyday outfits. If you're keen to get your hands on new gear, click here!

Moana Pasifika will also be launching their new 2023 Away Jersey next Tuesday December 6th with a festive event that will include the jersey presentation, meet and greets with players and coaches, cultural performances, and delicious food! RSVP to this event is for members only, to become a 2023 Moana Member click here! PS. Members get 20% off store wide. Enjoy this discount and so much more with a 2023 Moana Pasifika Membership!

Book for Gia’s Grab and Go this Saturday

Back by popular demand! The Gia's Grab and Go Pasifika chefs Health and Allergy Awareness Kai is back again this Saturday the 3rd of December at the same venue same time!

  • Saturday 3rd December

  • 6.40pm - 10pm

  • 123A Captain Springs Road, Onehunga

Get your tickets now there’s only limited seats available! Click here to find out more.

Purchase tickets

Have a great weekend!

The PBT Team www.pacificbusiness.co.nz Ph 0800 287 7526


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