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Victory for Wellington Airport caterers

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:17:12 +1200 | E tu

A roaring chorus of “Yes!” erupted from the Delaware North kitchen at Wellington Airport this afternoon after US-owned Delaware North abandoned its bid for youth rates.More >>

Waikato support workers to hold further strikes over wages

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:18:13 +1200 | Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers at Community Living Limited will take more industrial action, after employers refused to make more than a miserly pay offer to union members.More >>

Labour Bill would back Kiwi jobs

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:38:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 26 May 2016 Labour Bill would back Kiwi jobs The Government’s $40 billion of buying power would go towards backing Kiwi businesses and jobs under a Labour Member’s Bill which will be debated by ...More >>

Youth rates spur strike vote by Wellington Airport staff

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:08:55 +1200 | E Tu

Pay talks for workers stalled in December after their employer, US contracting company, Delaware North refused to negotiate unless it could introduce youth rates. More >>

Budget 2016: Value public services, value New Zealanders

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:27:06 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is calling on Finance Minister Bill English to deliver a Budget which will properly fund public services - and properly value the people that deliver them.More >>

Cheap, faulty building imports compromising local jobs

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:28:57 +1200 | E tu

The union, E t says local building product manufacturers are losing out to cheaper imports which are failing safety tests. More >>

E t meets with Spotless to sort out pay problems

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:56:37 +1200 | E tu

E T has met today with Spotless and says it is working with the contracting company to fix the pay issues dogging its cleaning and kitchen staff. More >>

Health funding needs $691 million to maintain services

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:39:40 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government’s health budget will need to increase by $691 million just to maintain current levels of service. This is one of the key findings of a pre-Budget analysis of Government health expenditure prepared by the CTU and the Association of Salaried ...More >>

Senior Doctors Urge Govt to Properly Fund Public Health

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:15:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has an opportunity this week to fix the longstanding problems which are preventing thousands of New Zealanders each year from getting the health care their doctors know they need,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ...More >>

Spotless dubbed “Novapay of the contract cleaning industry”

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:12:17 +1200 | E tu

E T has dubbed the contracting company, Spotless “the Novapay of the contract cleaning industry” after months of problems with workers’ pay. More >>

Palmerston North librarians gather to support UCOL colleague

Mon, 23 May 2016 14:01:09 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

At 5pm today at the UCOL Library, representatives of library staff from the City Library, Massey, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and local schools will meet in a show of support for UCOL Library staff whose jobs are threatened.More >>

UCOL cutting the staff who lifted student results

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:47:31 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

UCOL needs to halt its proposed cuts to student support services now that it knows those services are improving student outcomes. More >>

Charter school ‘pilot’ fooling no one - PPTA

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:03:21 +1200 | PPTA

Assurances that ACT’s charter school experiment was just a pilot have been proven false with this afternoon’s announcement of seven new charter schools. More >>

E T welcomes additional money for apprenticeship training

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:17:17 +1200 | E Tu

The union, E t has welcomed the pre-budget announcement of extra funding to put more young workers into apprenticeships. More >>

Govt cuts money to crucial family service

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:40:33 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

The government plans to cut funding to the highly regarded and successful programme Parents as First Teachers. More >>

Waikato support workers to walk off the job tomorrow

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:52:04 +1200 | Public Service Association

Up to 200 specialist support workers will stop work tomorrow for two hours, after last-minute attempts to finalise a new collective agreement failed. More >>

Rally to save UCOL student support staff

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:05:46 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

UCOL's threatened library and student health staff will be rallying on Thursdaylunchtime to save their jobs. More >>

Waikato support workers to strike over "insulting" pay offer

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:34:20 +1200 | Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers across Waikato will stop work for two hours on Thursday, in protest at a pay offer that would buy them just a bottle of milk a week.More >>

Win for council contract cleaners and security guards

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:31:16 +1200 | E tu

The union, E tū has congratulated the Wellington City Council for sticking to its guns and securing the Living Wage for its contracted cleaning and security staff.More >>

Meetings for E tū media members over planned media merger

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:01:37 +1200 | E tu

E tū’s National media organiser, Paul Tolich says he’s been meeting and consulting this week with members affected by the planned merger of NZME and Fairfax NZ.More >>


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