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DHBs Fail to Engage Genuinely in Bargaining

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:16:39 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Unfortunately bargaining between NZRDA and the DHBs did not go well today. Despite NZRDA tabling an alternative proposal the DHB negotiating team declined to engage further, choosing instead to adjourn for further discussion with CEOs. More >>

OIA project needs more resources

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:13:05 +1300 | Public Service Association

Government agencies and the Office of the Ombudsman need greater resources if the Official Information Act is to be fit for purpose, the PSA says. More >>

Pastry House workers to strike over low-ball pay offer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:26:31 +1300 | E tu

Workers at Pastry House in Manukau City are taking strike action over a mean pay offer as well as a workload which has staff struggling to cope. More >>

Safer Hours Campaign Launches Public Petition

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:27:51 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association is providing the public with a direct way to show their support for resident doctors in their campaign for safer working hours in the form of an online petition.More >>

“Clutter” on tarmac hazardous for workers and passengers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:37:59 +1300 | E tu

E tū says a failure to invest properly in Auckland International Airport is creating chaos on the tarmac and a poor quality experience for visitors. More >>

Services at Whangarei Hospital Fully Operational

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:23:13 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Over the two day strike action at Whangarei Hospital 21 operations were delayed and approximately 99 adult and 22 Paediatric outpatients’ appointments were rescheduled. More >>

Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:54:27 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Cutting funding to longitudinal research shows the government has a basic misunderstanding of the role of tertiary education, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Any Hospital Issues Sit With Govt During Strike

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:35:25 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government must take responsibility for hospital problems around the country resulting from the 48 hour junior doctors strike, says New Zealand First. More >>

Junior Doctor’s strike update from Southern DHB

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:45:48 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB’s contingency planning in preparation for today’s strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMO) has so far been effective, says Chris Fleming Southern DHB Interim Chief Executive Officer.More >>

Gordon Campbell: plastic bag activism, and street harassment

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:53 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

A musing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy ...More >>

Resident Doctors Use Strike To Help Communities

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:48:00 +1300 | NZRDA

Resident doctors are looking for the best possible outcome to their strike, hoping not only for safer hours, but to use their time to help and teach people. More >>

Wellington City Council shindig costs $51k

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:33:10 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that a Wellington City Council party, held just weeks prior to the Council's elections to celebrate the signing of its new “sister city” agreement with Canberra, cost Wellington City ratepayers more than $51,000. ...More >>

Funding crisis forces ambulance staff to strike

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:32:41 +1300 | FIRST Union

Over 1000 Ambulance officers across New Zealand have issued a 14 day notice of industrial action at St John Ambulance. More >>

Memorial service for Helen Kelly to be held on 28 October

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:17:02 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Memorial service for Helen Kelly to be held on 28 October Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has confirmed that a civic memorial service for Helen Kelly will be held on Friday 28 October. The service will be held at the Michael Fowler Centre, starting ...More >>

Methodist Church Tribute to Helen Kelly

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 01:09:41 +1300 | Methodist Church

Helen’s sustained advocacy for the interests of working people, those in vulnerable and exploited situations, and her attentiveness to matters of justice at local and global scales is testimony to her courage, endurance and inspiring human spirit.More >>

DHBs break off negotiations over SMO payments

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:54:17 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

DHBs break off negotiations over SMO payments for additional work undertaken during RMO strike (18-20 October) More >>

Canterbury DHB prepared for next week’s planned RDA strike

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:33:30 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) will go on strike from 7am on 18 October until 7am on 20 October. More >>

ASMS National Direct - Farewell, Helen Kelly

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:25:52 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Helen Kelly, former Council of Trade Unions leader and a determined advocate for improving the lives of working New Zealanders. During her eight years as CTU President she was always supportive of ASMS activities ...More >>

Māori Party pays tribute to wahine toa

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:02:29 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party joins the country in paying tribute to Helen Kelly who they describe as a "wahine toa." More >>

Forest Industry Safety Council honours Helen Kelly

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:06:11 +1300 | Forest Industry Safety Council

The Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) is saddened to hear of the passing of Helen Kelly, former NZCTU President and passionate advocate for health and safety at work. More >>


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