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TEU: we're ready to protect you from new employment law

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:14:24 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions.More >>

Stats NZ only have themselves to blame for postponement

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:34 +1300 | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ only have themselves to blame for the indefinite postponement of the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014.More >>

Food price index delay

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:16:54 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand is delaying the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014 due to industrial action among Public Service Association members. More >>

Law change creates more flexible labour market

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:59:19 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

The Employment Relations Amendment Act, passed yesterday, will bring new flexibility to the labour market and will reduce the ability of unions to organise and to recruit. More >>

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:55:17 +1300 | First Union

A big rise in profits at New Zealand's largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers’ union said today.More >>

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:51:53 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today's release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. "These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer." CTU President, Helen Kelly said.More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:28:14 +1300 | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +1300 | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ...More >>

Credit Union Association’s High Court victory

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:07 +1300 | NZ Association of Credit Unions

New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) High Court victory to change its name to 'Co-op Money NZ' is a win for all co-operatives. The Co-operative Bank filed for a temporary injunction against the NZACU in June after NZACU announced it intended ...More >>

Every worker will be affected by employment law changes

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:21:42 +1300 | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Every worker will feel the effects of the government’s new employment laws and should join a union if they want to maintain and increase their wages and conditions, says New Zealand’s largest private sector union, the EPMU.More >>

Shameful attack on all workers

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:18:44 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act slashing the rights of all Kiwi workers. “These changes are shameful. New Zealand now has some of the worst employment protections in the OECD. It is embarrassing that a country which ...More >>

Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:17:33 +1300 | First Union

The government’s employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight.More >>

ERA Changes Pass Into Law

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:05:48 +1300 |

The third reading of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill was completed by 62 to 58 with National, ACT and United Future supporting. More >>

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:04:08 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. “Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now.More >>

Gordon Campbell on bad labour laws and poor safety practices

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports.More >>

50,000 sign petition against anti-worker law

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:47:36 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

More than 50,000 Kiwis have signed Labour’s petition against the Government’s scrapping of tea break entitlements, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.More >>

MUNZ: Tauranga Port Won't Take Responsibility for Workers

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:39:12 +1300 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Tauranga Port Happy to Take the Money, But Not Happy to Accept Responsibility for Workers More >>

Stats NZ staff escalate action with ‘no more meetings’ rule

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:00 +1300 | Public Service Association

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer. The staff, who are members of the Public Service Association (PSA), have been taking ...More >>

Reserve Bank should reduce interest rate

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:29 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

“The Reserve Bank should be reducing its policy interest rate, the OCR”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg in response to the Bank’s announcement today that it is not increasing it. More >>

CTU announces election of new Secretary

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:51:28 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The contested election for the position of CTU Secretary has been won by Sam Huggard. Sam officially takes office on Monday 1 December 2014. Sam has worked in the union movement and brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to workers and their ...More >>


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