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E tū warns strike-breakers could undermine their own jobs

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:34:57 +1300 | E tu

E tū says McCain strike-breakers in New Zealand could succeed in undermining their own employment conditions. More >>

'Tertiary Education and Other Matters Bill', Matters

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +1200 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students' Association has found favour with some of the proposed amendments to the Education Act announced today. More >>

Affco tried to gag union badmouthing Talleys

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:46:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Affco Holdings, the meat company owned by Talley's Group, demanded that the Meatworkers Union cease badmouthing members of the Talley family as a precondition of resuming contract negotiations at its Land Meats subsidiary, ...More >>

Official information request reveals tip of the iceberg

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:08 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations.More >>

Call for Ban on Kiwisaver Investments in Offensive Weapons

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:30 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is calling on the Government to legislate to ban Kiwisaver providers from investing in companies which produce internationally illegal weapons including cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines ...More >>

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join in building Respect

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:27:40 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace ...More >>

Government helping Talley’s to break workers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:29:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry for Social Development appears to be assisting Talley’s-Affco replace experienced workers effectively locked out by the company, say Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni and Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain ...More >>

More bad faith from a Talley’s owned meat company

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:48 +1200 | Meat Workers Union

The Employment Relations Authority has found the Talley’s owned meat company NZ Land Meats (NZLM) breached good faith by trying to silence workers and their union. More >>

Bed closures "the tip of the iceberg" in mental health

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:50:37 +1200 | Public Service Association

The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.More >>

MPI video monitoring "not a proper substitute"

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45:04 +1200 | PSA

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to rethink its strategy around using video monitoring to protect against fish dumping, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.More >>

Bank branch closures roundup

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:34:51 +1200 | First Union

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ...More >>

First NZ Respect agreement with College of Surgeons

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:05:16 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the University of Otago Medical School have signed a landmark Letter of Agreement, aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery and strengthening the education of medical students.More >>

Janet Quigley elected new PSA president

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:33:20 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is delighted to announce Janet Quigley has been elected President by its two-yearly Congress meeting. More >>

Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:03:53 +1200 | Public Service Association

People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. More >>

Patients will gain from the new no-fuss prescribing nurses

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:24:42 +1200 | NZNO

From today suitably qualified nurses can prescribe medicines for straightforward medical conditions. Welcoming the move, New Zealand Nurses Organisation CE Memo Musa says this legislation backs up what nurses already know, that is, New Zealanders ...More >>

Education unions announce next steps on “bulk funding”

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 +1200 | NZEI

The members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have delivered a resounding rejection of the Government’s latest funding proposal, with more than 99% voting against it in meetings around the country, and calling for further action.More >>

ANZ closes Ngaruawahia branch… proposes two more closures

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:40:25 +1200 | First Union

The union representing working people at the country’s major banks says ANZ has confirmed it will close the Ngaruawahia branch while proposing closures at a further two branches.More >>

E tū urges people to vote this Suffrage Day

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:09:05 +1200 | E tu

The union E tū is urging people to honour Suffrage Day by exercising their right to vote in the local body elections.More >>

Suffrage Day – Equal pay as easy as 1-2-3

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:04:50 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Suffrage Day – Equal pay as easy as 1-2-3 What: Flowers (white roses) for female MPs in recognition of 123 years since New Zealand women won the vote and the need to ensure that New Zealand pays women equally.More >>

Support staff angered by lost pay

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:43:11 +1200 | NZEI

School support staff have reacted with anger to the Ministry of Education’s decision to not pay up to 6000 annualised support staff for a fortnight at the end of the annual payment cycle.More >>


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