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Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:39:39 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ...More >>

SKYCITY Auckland agrees to new guaranteed minimum hours

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:25:10 +1200 | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland agrees to new guaranteed minimum hours for staff SKYCITY Auckland, together with the Unite Union and the Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU), have struck a landmark agreement that will see all part-time staff on collective employment ...More >>

The union for employed midwives on gender pay equality

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:05:26 +1200 | MERAS

Midwifery Employee Representation and Advisory Services (‘MERAS’) fully supports and applauds the actions taken by the New Zealand College of Midwives (‘the College’) on behalf of community Lead Maternity Care (‘LMC’) midwives to legally challenge ...More >>

Time to stop cutting and start building

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:57:40 +1200 | EPMU

After another year of returning good profits, New Zealand Post has plenty of room to take a breath and begin planning for the future, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.More >>

‘Significant changes’ to jobs the last thing Council needs

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:34:24 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is against the proposal released today that would see 175 roles Christchurch City Council (CCC) roles disestablished, with only 115 new roles created.More >>

CTU supports RMTU Action

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:06:58 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) supports the action led by the Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) in a hearing with the Employment Relations Authority today. More >>

Jobs of those who support the most vulnerable on the line

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:04:51 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says cuts to MidCentral DHB funding for home management may result in less work and loss of jobs for workers who support some of Manawatu’s most vulnerable residents.More >>

KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:13:08 +1200 | RMTU

KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court • Rail workers’ union takes test case to determine the employment status of Chinese engineers working under warranty to remove asbestos from KiwiRail’s imported locomotives • Allegations of exploitation ...More >>

Metlifecare pay deal praised by Unions

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:10:45 +1200 | Joint Press Release

A new collective agreement at Metlifecare is being hailed by staff as setting a new standard for pay and conditions in the aged care sector. More >>

Nurses vote for new collective agreement

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:31:00 +1200 | NZNO

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 district health boards (DHBs) around the country have voted to accept the DHBs’ proposed multi-employer collective agreement (MECA).More >>

Workers safety, rights, rest time at Easter all go backwards

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:13:45 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

News that the government is planning to cut into family time off at Easter for retail workers comes on top of other backward steps for working conditions this week, the CTU said tonight.More >>

Still no good news for new grad nurses

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

A release from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today, congratulating himself that more new graduate nurses are finding jobs sooner has student nurses and other NZNO members rolling their eyes. More >>

Contractor cost blowout a slap in the face

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:49:36 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the blowout in spending on contractors at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a slap in the face of hard-working public servants who have been constantly told there isn’t enough money.More >>

Unite says Woodhouse lied over ending zero hour contracts

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:23:42 +1200 | Unite Union

Unite Union National Director Mike Treen says the Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has repeatedly lied to New Zealanders when he said that he would bring and to end zero hour contracts.More >>

Spectacular half-year result amid low wage

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:24:40 +1200 | First Union

While the New Zealand Refining Company Limited posts a spectacular half-year profit , a union representing workers at the site is questioning whether a proposed 0.5% pay rise is all the company can afford.More >>

Parties must drop the politics over Health and Safety

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:58:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Now is the time for the Maori Party and Peter Dunne to drop the politics over Health and Safety law reforms and do the right thing by New Zealanders, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.More >>

ATM machines set to dry up as security guards strike

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:22:23 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

Many ATM machines in Auckland won’t be replenished today as security guards strike over stalled pay negotiations. More >>

Slagging TPPA opponents shows how weak Govt argument are

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:49:28 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

“The continuous slagging and belittling of opponents of the TPPA, describing them as dupes and anti-trade, shows just how weak the Government’s arguments are,” says CTU National Secretary, Sam Huggard. He was commenting on recent statements ...More >>

Pharmaceutical companies don’t want affordable medicine

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:46:12 +1200 | NZNO

Tens of thousands of nurses around the country are hoping against hope that Trade Minister, Tim Groser does the right thing and walks away from TPP negotiations. More >>

Families of workers killed at work descend on Parliament

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:52:55 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Families of people killed at work around the country, including Pike River, are converging on Parliament today and tomorrow in a last ditch attempt to fix the government’s broken health and safety bill.More >>


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