35 days ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

Image
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
5716 votes
More messages from your neighbours
6 hours ago

Are passengers wearing masks and social distancing on our public transport?

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Morning neighbours,

How was your commute to work this morning? Was your bus, train or ferry emptier? Were passengers wearing masks and social distancing? For those driving into town, was traffic lighter for you? Or did you choose to work from home?

Physical distancing was reintroduced by Metlink on Wednesday, which meant commuters would have to keep 1 metre apart on buses, trains and ferries, and keep a 2m distance at wharfs and stations.

Metlink general manager Scott Gallacher said “there will be no timetable changes under alert level 2 but passengers will be expected to practice personal hygiene and physical distancing measures”.

To read more, click here.

Image
1 day ago

How have you reacted to the news

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours

The discovery of four Covid-19 cases outside of managed isolation on Tuesday has ended New Zealand's 102 day streak without community transmission. As a result, Auckland has returned to level 3, while the rest of New Zealand step back to level 2.

For those of us outside of Auckland, it means maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres, no more than 100 people at gatherings, and considering working from home if possible.

How have you reacted to the news? Are you now working from home? Are you wearing a face mask when you leave the house? And be honest, have you panic-bought toilet paper?

For the latest, click here.

Stay safe everyone and take care of each other.

Image
45 minutes ago

Here-turi-kōkā / August Newsletter

The Team from Aro Valley Community Centre

Aro Valley Community Centre Here-turi-kōkā / August Newsletter is here!

Image