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South Auckland students explore Health career options

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:47:03 +1200 | Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.More >>

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:46 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.More >>

IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:28:05 +1200 | E tu

24 April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE IDEA support staff to strike this Thursday 3000 IDEA services support and administration workers will strike for one hour on Thursday the 27th of April to protest the lack of progress in bargaining for a new collective ...More >>

Why does the CTU think one shoe fits all?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:25:41 +1200 | Small Business Voice

Yesterday, the CTU publicly called for a return to centralised wage bargaining. Max Whitehead, CEO of Small Business Voice, says they have made their motivation for pushing for pay equity clear: The CTU thinks one shoe fits all employees (press ...More >>

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:42 +1200 | TVNZ

Q+A: CTU President Richard Wagstaff interviewed by Corin Dann Council of Trade Unions calls for a national standards system for setting wages. CTU president Richard Wagstaff told Corin Dann on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme that, ‘we want something that’s fit ...More >>

NZDF undermining tactics continue

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:46:54 +1200 | Public Service Association

Civilian staff in the New Zealand Defence Force continue to be subjected to undermining tactics in their attempts to bargain for a pay increase, the PSA says More >>

NZEI calls for removal of Pay Equity Bill stumbling blocks

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:29:04 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Deputy Prime Minister, Paula Bennett, to demand Ministers change a draft Pay Equity Bill and remove stumbling blocks that undermine her commitment to fix unfair pay for women.More >>

Restaurant Brands staff to go on first strike in a decade

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:19:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Half of Restaurant Brands New Zealand's 4,000-strong workforce is set to walk off the job tomorrow after negotiations for a new collective agreement broke down. More >>

E tū: proposed Equal Pay bill is not justice for women

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:26:31 +1200 | E tu

E tū says the equal pay settlement announced this week may be the last unless the government changes its draft bill related to future equal pay claims. More >>

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:07:50 +1200 | Unite Union

“Yesterday Restaurant Brands announced profits of $26 million and they have paid their CEO a million dollar bonus. Tomorrow the workers who actually make and sell their products have to go on strike to get a few cents above the minimum wage” ...More >>

Delay in ambulance funding review putting patients at risk

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:41:18 +1200 | First Union

The union representing approximately 1000 ambulance professionals in New Zealand is outraged at excessive delays to the Health Funding Review. More >>

National shutting down access to equal pay

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:30:34 +1200 | Green Party

A draft National Party Bill will put more barriers in the way of women seeking to be paid fairly, the Green Party said today. More >>

Immigration “tweaks” that will actually have a major impact

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:22:29 +1200 | Lane Neave

The Government announcement yesterday on the proposed changes to Immigration New Zealand ( INZ ) policy may have been interpreted as minor tweaks to resolve some of the recent issues identified in the policy and in some circles not gone far enough ...More >>

Grave concerns about equal pay exposure draft

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:12:47 +1200 | Public Service Association

Two days after the historic proposed settlement for care and support workers, draft equal pay legislation is a disappointment, the PSA says. More >>

Fast movement on pay equity bill

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:19 +1200 | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the early release of the draft Pay Equity Bill. An exposure draft of the Bill is now available for public consultation to help provide for its passing into law this year.More >>

Pay Equity Bill released for consultation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:34:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today released an exposure draft of the Pay Equity Bill for public consultation More >>

Substantial opportunities for women seeking tech jobs

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:42:03 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Substantial opportunities for women seeking tech jobs April 20, 2017 Computer programming jobs have previously struggled to attract women, but new technologies are providing substantial opportunities for a growing number of young girls seeking tech jobs, ...More >>

Construction on next stage of Central Plains Water begins

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:14:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the official start of construction on Stage 2 of Central Plains Water, which could have economic benefits of up to $374 million.More >>

Grocer fined $12,000 for attempt to exploit migrant worker

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:09:52 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland grocer has been penalised $12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered attempts to charge a migrant worker a premium.More >>

‘Unskilled migrant’ changes bound to keep work insecure

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:32:27 +1200 | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign has come out against proposed changes to the rights of ‘lower-skilled’ migrants. The group says that setting a maximum duration of three years for ‘lower skilled’ work, and further shaping seasonal ...More >>


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