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Anaesthetic technician strike action planned

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:52:38 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s anaesthetic technicians, who are members of the Association of Professionals and Executive Employee Inc (APEX), have voted to strike for 48 hours from 7am Monday 17 December until 7am Wednesday 19 December 2018.More >>

PSA: World Human Rights Day an opportunity to reflect

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:50:34 +1300 | Public Service Association

This year’s World Human Rights Day is an opportunity to reflect on the state of the world 70 years after the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, says the PSA.More >>

Air NZ, unions begin urgent talks as strike looms

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:46:01 +1300 | RNZ

Urgent talks begin today between Air New Zealand and aviation engineers' unions to try to avert strike action planned in the run-up to Christmas. More >>

Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Sun, 9 Dec 2018 12:12:28 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement.More >>

Effective co-governance the key to success

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:16:00 +1300 | NZSTA

Proposed changes to school governing structures recommended by the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce will take some time to work through, however NZSTA is delighted to see that the report recommends community-led school boards of trustees retain ...More >>

Tomorrow's Schools recommendations welcomed

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:07:59 +1300 | NZEI

Our nation’s children are finally being put at the heart of the education system. More >>

Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:04:35 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report and are excited to see bold and fresh thinking about the education system. More >>

Govt-backed unions aim to spoil Christmas

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:59:26 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Government Ministers should explain why the worst year for strikes in three decades will be rounded out by a stoppage by Air New Zealand engineers on the Friday before Christmas, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson ...More >>

PSA: Carolling for Equal Pay

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:11:01 +1300 | Public Service Association

PSA's nationwide networks of equal pay advocates are putting solidarity behind an equal pay claim for DHB administration and clerical workers into song for Christmas. More >>

Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:39:58 +1300 | E tu

Aviation unions say they are very disappointed with the misleading information released by Air New Zealand in response to a strike notice by its aviation engineers. More >>

Settlement offer made to PSA members at Ministry of Justice

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:18:23 +1300 | Public Service Association

A settlement offer has been agreed between the Public Service Association (PSA) and Ministry of Justice and will now go to the PSA’s 2000 members - about 60% of the Ministry’s total workforce - to be voted on.More >>

Air NZ strike puts Christmas travellers at risk

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 09:46:48 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand engineers putting tens of thousands of travellers’ Christmas holidays at risk with strike noticeMore >>

All we want for Christmas is a fair deal say Sistema workers

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 08:34:58 +1300 | E tu

Sistema workers have walked off the job again. More >>

GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 15:40:46 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Twenty-one doctors at five Iwi health provider practices will take the first ever strike action by New Zealand general practitioners tomorrow (Friday) after efforts to avert the strike failed.More >>

Court of Appeal confirms AFFCO workers must be paid

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 14:50:31 +1300 | Meat Workers Union

Three years after the Employment Court ruled that AFFCO workers were unlawfully locked out, the Appeal Court has delivered a decision confirming that workers at the Wairoa plant who were without pay for up to five months should be paid lost wages under ...More >>

Employment Relations Act Passage Bad News for Retail Sector

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 12:37:11 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the passage of the Employment Relations Bill is bad news for business and employees throughout New Zealand. More >>

Uniform protest for St John Ambulance Professionals

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 08:15:44 +1300 | First Union

From tomorrow, over one-thousand St John Ambulance Professionals will be taking an unusual form of strike action; they will be swapping out their regular St John uniforms for mufti and orange high-vis vests that read, ‘ Shift Our Pay’ .More >>

NZNO welcomes Employment Law improvements

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 19:27:13 +1300 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Employment Law improvements that will bring fairer and safer work. More >>

Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 19:25:29 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union says the Health Minister needs to get off the fence over the issue of a safe staffing accord for hospital specialists. More >>

Restoring balance to the workplace

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 19:22:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Restoring balance to the workplace The passage into law of the Employment Relations Amendment Act helps restore fairness to New Zealand workplaces and restore fundamental rights for workers, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. ...More >>


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