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PSA statement on sexual harassment allegations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:18:11 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is aware of allegations made against a councillor at Kapiti Coast District Council. 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 >>

Denial of mental health crisis cast shadow over funding

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:27 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Government's continued denial of a mental health crisis casts a shadow over today's funding announcement, health funding coalition sats, 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 >>

Union charges NZ Post with “serious misconduct”

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:16:47 +1200 | Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

Union charges NZ Post with “serious misconduct” over mail delays The latest report of standard letters taking up to 2 weeks to be delivered across the country has led the Postal Workers Union to charge NZ Post with serious misconduct. This is the same ...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 >>

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 >>

Gordon Campbell on the snap election in Britain

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:18:23 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, Theresa May’s calling of a snap election in Britain is all about ‘getting a mandate’ and ‘leadership’ and other such cant. In fact, the election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome ...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 >>

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 >>

Prices of necessities rising

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:30:50 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Not only is the 1 percent overall rise in prices this quarter larger than expected, but it is concentrated mainly in necessities that hit the budgets of low and middle income households hardest,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, responding to today’s ...More >>

Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:12:31 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Lifting wages and improving the quality of work for workers in industries with large number of temporary migrant workers need as much attention as modifications announced today, the CTU says.More >>

NZDF civilian strike "a last resort"

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:33:01 +1200 | Public Service Association

Civilian staff at the New Zealand Defence Force will begin a round of industrial action tomorrow, over the NZDF’s refusal to negotiate their pay as part of a new collective employment agreement.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:46:48 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S trange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers ...More >>

Budget funds must be allocated for pay equity claims

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:30:34 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the government to show good faith to women working in public sector jobs by allocating Budget funds to cover upcoming pay equity claims. More >>

PM Press Conference 18/04/17: Pay equity settlement

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:43:41 +1200 | Liana Pantaleo

Today the government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for health care and support workers. Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman was present with Prime Minister Bill English to discuss the details. Some of those details include, ...More >>

Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:22:07 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 18 APRIL 2017 Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long The National government claims that the wage rise for aged care workers – mostly women – is wonderful, ...More >>


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