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Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:52:59 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ...More >>

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:31:47 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Association’s call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. More >>

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:35:36 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. More >>

New chief executive for New Zealand Veterinary Association

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:51:06 +1300 | NZ Veterinary Association

Mark Ward has been appointed as the new chief executive of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA). More >>

SSC apologises to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:46:49 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the apology by the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe. More >>

Striking ambos win meal break changes

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:21:22 +1300 | FIRST Union

The union representing more than 900 ambulance officers says its members are pleased that St John has announced to staff it will begin interpreting the meal break provision differently, but they’re renewing their calls for more staff to help relieve escalating ...More >>

No Hamilton bus service as drivers take action for fair pay

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:25:09 +1300 | FIRST Union

Approximately 30 drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton are taking strike action today as the bus company refuses to pay fair wages to the drivers who keep the company running.More >>

CYF reforms "risk another Stolen Generation"

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:53:04 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports the decision by the Māori Women’s Welfare League to take a Treaty of Waitangi claim calling for a halt to the reforms to Child Youth and Family and shares the concerns that ...More >>

PSA welcomes would-be PM’s promise to properly fund health

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:55:27 +1300 | Public Service Association

"Better late than never" - PSA welcomes would-be PM Coleman’s promise to properly fund health More >>

Bill English’s call for investment in human capital welcomed

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:48:53 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the country’s largest private sector union, welcomes today’s comments from Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in his opening address at the Government Economics Network annual conference. More >>

New Zealand’s history at risk in Ngā Taonga relocation plans

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:31:41 +1300 | Public Service Association

Decades of institutional knowledge will be lost if the government presses ahead with plans to centralise New Zealand’s audio and video archives, the PSA says. More >>

Affco attempt to silence union declined

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:02:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Affco Holdings, the meat company owned by Talley's Group, and the Meatworkers Union have resumed good faith bargaining for a new collective agreement under the auspices of a private mediator.More >>

Musicians Union calls on St John to settle dispute

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:22:57 +1300 | E tu

The musicians’ union, E tū, is urging St John to settle an ongoing wage dispute with its ambulance staff. More >>

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:23:53 +1300 | First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an ‘events ban’ and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. More >>

We Need a Freight Solution

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:36:12 +1300 | NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Manufacturers continue to face additional freight costs, as well as delays and disruptions to supply chains, with the road and rail closures following the Kaikoura Earthquake, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA).More >>

Bad look for Waikato DHB over expense disclosure delays

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:20:33 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s a bad look for Waikato District Health Board to be dragging the chain on disclosing the expenses of its chief executive,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Wage rises aren’t meeting housing costs – striking worker

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:30:06 +1300 | First Union

Approximately 20 distribution centre workers at Blackwoods Protector, a company supplying industrial equipment, are taking strike action today as workers worry about how the company’s poor pay offer will impact their ability to sustain a family. More >>

Working together to get Centreport back online

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:58:07 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

The 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake of 14 November 2016 caused severe damage to Centreport, Wellington. More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:38 +1300 | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10.More >>

Tasman region abandons Easter trading plans

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:44:40 +1300 | First Union

The union for working people in retail is welcoming the Tasman District Council’s decision to protect family time on Easter Sunday. More >>


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