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Displaced Labour Interns Welcome at The Taxpayers' Union

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:54:17 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Unlike the Labour Party, the Taxpayers' Union pays its student interns and pay at least the "living wage". Its Wellington office has space for at least two more international research interns in the lead up to polling day, and the Union ...More >>

Supreme Court judges mull interpretation of ERA

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:52:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Supreme Court is concerned an overly broad interpretation of the Employment Relations Act could limit employers' negotiating powers, as Affco and the Meat Workers Union continue their dispute in the country's highest court.More >>

Affco, Meat Workers Union in Supreme Court over bargaining

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:37:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – Affco and the Meat Workers Union took their battle over unlawful lockouts during negotiations to the Supreme Court today, the latest stage in the long-running dispute. More >>

NZMA supports NZMSA stand on growing student debt

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:47:42 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the NZ Medical Students’ Association’s (NZMSA) call for the Government to lift the time limit on financial support for medical students. “We supported the NZMSA’s previous campaign to raise the limit from ...More >>

Mental Health Care & Support Workers Lodge Equal Pay Claim

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:48:36 +1200 | PSA

Today the PSA and E tū have lodged an equal pay claim on behalf of mental health support workers with the Employment Relations Authority. More >>

E tū to donate to Opposition parties

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:51:19 +1200 | E Tu

The E tū National Executive has decided to donate to the Labour Party and the Green Party to strengthen their campaigns to change the Government this September. The National Executive, made up of elected representatives from workplaces across New ...More >>

No ‘Sunshine Wages’ for NZ King Salmon workers

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:22:53 +1200 | E tu

E tū members at Nelson-based King Salmon have won an impressive three-year deal to substantially lift pay for all workers and will see the lowest paid workers’ wages increase by more than 10 percent.More >>

Restaurant Brands Staff Pay Rise Under New Collective

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:39:01 +1200 | Restaurant Brands

Restaurant Brands Staff To Get Between $0.60 Cent and $1.00 Per Hour Pay Rise Under New Collective Restaurant Brands announced today that it has successfully obtained Unite Union’s agreement to recommend to its members that they accept Restaurant ...More >>

Strike looming over poverty wages and miserable pay offer

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:12:50 +1200 | E tu

Workers at Auckland company, Etel Limited will take strike action tomorrow in protest over the company’s low pay offer. More >>

International Day of Justice for Cleaners & Security Guards

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:39:07 +1200 | E Tu

E tū says great strides have been taken in winning fairer wages for cleaners and security guards, but there is still a lot more to do. More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:47:03 +1200 | NZEI

Educators send a message to future women as pay equity negotiations get underway 14 June 2017 More >>

Little Thought for Bus Drivers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:07:14 +1200 | Tranzit

Labour leader Andrew Little has missed the bus on pay and working conditions for Wellington bus drivers, says Tranzit Group – preferred bidder for the city’s bus services.More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:12:05 +1200 | NZEI

13 June 2017 On Support Staff Day tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June), educators will be recognising and celebrating the true value of support staff, and sending messages to the women of the future.More >>

Politicians at meeting to keep tertiary education public

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:27:08 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Today at 4.30pm in Old Government House, Princes Street, Auckland, politicians and candidates from Labour, the Greens and Māori Party will address a public meeting to discuss National’s plans to change the law to funnel public money into private ...More >>

$2 billion pay equity settlement bill passes into law

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 20:01:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law ...More >>

Co-op Money NZ Welcomes Bill's First Reading

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:38:08 +1200 | Co-op Money NZ

AUCKLAND, 8th June 2017: Co-op Money NZ is delighted the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions (Regulatory Improvements) Amendment Bill, which will update the law for credit unions and their association, has been read for the first time in Parliament.More >>

United call from early childhood sector over underfunding

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 11:31:02 +1200 | NZEI

Groups representing more than 400 kindergartens and 500 Early Childhood Education services have joined with teachers to express serious concern for the education of New Zealand children following years of chronic underfunding.More >>

What about contracted workers?

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:02:14 +1200 | E tu

New Zealand’s largest private sector union says good on Auckland Council for voting to support the Living Wage, but what about contracted workers? More >>

Award recognises the value of working together

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 15:36:13 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an exemplar of what we can achieve when we all work together in an industry – working people, employers and government agencies,” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Together we build stronger, ...More >>

Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name in Australia

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:05:48 +1200 | E Tu

New Zealand’s largest private sector union is calling on New Zealand’s richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers.More >>

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