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Gordon Campbell on the new Pike River agency

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation - has never dealt honestly, ...More >>

Union Condemns ‘Amateurish’ Approach to Public Safety

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:10:51 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), which represents Locomotive Engineers and on-board crews on Auckland’s passenger trains, today slammed Auckland Transport for its ill-conceived staffing plans for Auckland’s rail network.More >>

Unions Call for Political Courage to Eliminate Child Labour

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:28:19 +1300 | ITUC

Brussels, 20 November 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the outcomes of a major international conference on eradicating child labour, held in Buenos Aires, and called on governments to show the political courage to tackle child labour and ...More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/11/17: Pike Re-Entry Agency

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:18:33 +1300 | Lyndon Hood

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine .More >>

Greens support Wellington rail network workers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:52:03 +1300 | Green Party

16 November 2017 Greens support Wellington rail network workers The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party ...More >>

Wellingtonians want their quality rail service back on track

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:30:33 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions today said that people working in Wellington were showing support for safe public transport and fair treatment of train staff. President Richard Wagstaff said that union members affected by the industrial action ...More >>

PSA supports RMTU industrial action in Wellington

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:09:16 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi has sent a message of support to the Rail Maritime and Transport Union ahead of industrial action in Wellington tomorrow.More >>

Bus Services Cancelled - 29 Nov 9am to 2pm

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:26 +1300 | NZ Bus

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, GO Wellington, Valley Flyer and Airport Flyer bus services will be cancelled between 9:00am – 2:00pm, due to a meeting of the Unions with their members.More >>

UCG “volunteer” model “completely unacceptable”

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:19:01 +1300 | E tu

E tū says the so-called “volunteer” scheme run by Chorus fibre optics contractor, Universal Communications Group is a clear case of migrant exploitation. More >>

Thursday 16 Nov: No Metlink train services due to strike

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:34:18 +1300 | Metlink

Due to strike action on Thursday 16 November no Metlink train services will be running. More >>

MetLink Advises Alternative Arrangements Due to Rail Strike

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:25:17 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington rail commuters are being advised to make other travel arrangements on Thursday 16 November due to a 24-hour strike by members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Wellington rail workers strike to defend their conditions

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:37:36 +1300 | RMTU

Workers employed by Transdev Wellington and Hyundai Rotem on Wellington’s passenger rail network have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action to defend their terms and conditions of employment.More >>

Parents set to get better information on children's learning

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:15:49 +1300 | NZEI

Parents will have better information about their children's learning following Government assurances today that schools will be required to report on the full curriculum - not just children's results in the three National Standards subjects, says NZEI Te ...More >>

Counting down to a better equal pay law

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:31:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says ‘working for free day’ today is no cause for celebration, but politicians have the power to make the 14th of November 2018 a happier date for New Zealand women. Because of the gender pay imbalance, the 14th ...More >>

Workers win conversion rights for labour-hire workers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:58:23 +1300 | First Union

A long-running dispute between Foodstuffs and its cold store distribution centre workers has been settled with union members winning conversion rights for the labour-hire workforce.More >>

“Protect family time,” Dunedin workers tell council

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:38:10 +1300 | First Union

13 November 2017 “Protect family time,” Dunedin workers tell council Union members and everyday Dunedin folk are preparing to gather outside the Dunedin Council Chambers at 9.15am today as the Easter trading debate goes to a council submissions hearing. ...More >>

TVNZ members disappointed with CEO salary increase

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:06:50 +1300 | PSA

TVNZ members of the unions, E tū and the PSA today expressed disappointment that Chief Executive, Kevin Kenrick had accepted salary and bonuses which increased his pay by $500,000 whilst overseeing falling revenues at the state-owned broadcaster.More >>

Unions want a better approach to trade and investment

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:16:22 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that it wants to see a new approach to trade and investment developed that works better for working people, and it remains concerned with aspects of the TPPA that the Government inherited from the previous administration.More >>

Rail Union to Ballot on Industrial Action Over Safety

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 15:13:57 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), which represents Locomotive Engineers and on board crews on Auckland’s passenger rail network is to ballot members on industrial action after talks with French owned multi-national Transdev broke down ...More >>

Restraint case highlights pressure on schools

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:16:47 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for training and support for teachers who have to deal with increasingly violent situations and better funding for children with challenging behaviour.More >>


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