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National bus strike Tuesday: Drivers call for new standards

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:20:17 +1300 | First Union

Around a hundred drivers will take strike and picket action in Auckland while another hundred will strike and picket in the Waikato. Meanwhile bus drivers in Wellington will begin their indefinite strike on the same day (Tuesday, 23rd October).More >>

Celebrate Labour Day by joining a union

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:54:12 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is encouraging New Zealanders to celebrate Labour Day by joining a union – in particular, the Taxpayers’ Union. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, “With the events of the last seven days seeing ...More >>

Tragedy hits hard for DOC - PSA

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:21:35 +1300 | PSA

PSA members throughout New Zealand have been shaken by the death of two DOC workers in the helicopter crash at Wanaka. More >>

Wellington bus customers face potential disruption

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:11:27 +1300 | Metlink

Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua bus customers could face disruption to their travel from Tuesday (October 23) due to a strike by members of the Tramways Union employed by bus operator Tranzurban.More >>

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Strike

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:55:19 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the Auckland University of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action in regard to their collective negotiations that have so far seen management not agreeing to their salary claims. The claims include ...More >>

Lightning strike at Ministry of Justice

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:38:16 +1300 | Public Service Association

A lightning strike is being actioned by PSA members at the Ministry of Justice sites at Manukau, Papakura, and Waitakere district courts this afternoon. More >>

Open letter presented to Sistema CEO today

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:36:05 +1300 | E tu

At midday today, Sistema workers, together with community leaders and local and national politicians will present Sistema CEO Drew Muirhead with thousands of open letters, urging the company to improve the pay and conditions of its workers.More >>

Wellington supports the bus drivers

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:28:57 +1300 | Unions Wellington

With Wellington bus drivers preparing to strike on October 23, union members around the city have pledged support. More >>

More industrial action on the horizon at Ministry of Justice

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:42:19 +1300 | Public Service Association

After one month of rolling industrial action, PSA members at the Ministry of Justice are now voting on whether or not to take further industrial action after their long running talks to reach a new collective agreement hit another stalemate.More >>

Midwives Skills Unrecognised in DHBs Offer

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:34:20 +1300 | MERAS

More than 1100 midwives directly employed by DHBs will start voting on an offer from the DHBs today (Friday, 19 October). The ballot will close on Monday, 5 November. More >>

Bill makes for a stronger public education system

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:17:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The passage of the Education Amendment Bill this afternoon draws a line under some of the most divisive policies of the previous Government and puts the emphasis back on quality education, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

Greater Wellington making preparations for bus strike action

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:14:03 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council says some bus operations in the Hutt Valley and Wellington could be affected by industrial action involving the Tramways Union and operator Tranzurban next Tuesday.More >>

Repeal of charter school law welcomed by secondary teachers

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:23:03 +1300 | PPTA

The government’s support for quality public education has been demonstrated today with the passage of the bill repealing charter schools. More >>

If you don’t count it, you can’t fix it

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:15:34 +1300 | PPTA

Maths and statistics teachers around the country will be baffled by the government’s latest forecast of teachers required out to 2025. Instead of quantifying the shortage, the Ministry of Education has done its sums under the assumption that there were ...More >>

NZNO supports NZEI, says urgent negotiations should continue

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:44:46 +1300 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Educational Institute’s (NZEI’s) strong stand over pay that may result in regional primary school teacher strikes in November. However, it is encouraging all parties to resolve ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Jami-Lee Ross, and the Hobbit law

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:06:13 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

C learly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations. This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove ...More >>

NZ screen sector needs special employment carve-outs

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:42:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's screen sector needs its own employment framework to remain globally competitive, a working group says. More >>

PSA celebrates Labour Day with Future of Work book launch

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:29:27 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is celebrating Labour Day with the launch of Progressive Thinking: Ten perspectives on the future of work , the third book in its Progressive Thinking series.More >>

Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:19:19 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member of the Film Industry ...More >>

Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:45:16 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the passing of the first reading of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill in parliament as a critical historic step towards women accessing their right to be fairly paid. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that ...More >>


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