Kia ora young workers! If you’ve ended up here, you’re probably looking for some help or information relating to your employment situation. 

Young workers are one of the most highly exploited groups in the NZ workforce. More than half of you, as working rangatahi in your first year or two of working will experience one or some of:

  • Casual or fixed-term employment agreements
  • Dependent contracting
  • Youth rates
  • 90 Day Trial Periods
  • Recruitment agencies
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying

The YWRC has a range of templates, information, and services to get you on track to successful early employment experiences:

your rights at work

We want to empower and enable young workers to make informed decisions about anything relating their own employment situations…

A dark-skinned, superhero worker - Get in touch with us for employment help.

A part of what we do is help rangatahi experiencing mistreatment at work. We learn about the employment issue and…

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Use the NZCTU’s handy online tool to figure out what union your workplace is covered by, and how to become a member…

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Check out the YWRC blog for handy tips, tricks, and news about the world of employment for young people and their families…

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Check out some of our most frequently asked questions from rangatahi in, or about to go into employment…

Get Free Employment Help

Get in touch with the Young Workers Resource Centre if you or someone you know is experiencing issues/mistreatment in the workplace.