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Equal pay legislation to go before parliament

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:22:35 +1300 | Public Service Association

A bill which will help New Zealand women secure equal pay will go before parliament - and the PSA calls on all parties to support it. More >>

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand, former staff remain unpaid

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:39:29 +1300 | First Union

The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brand’s new buyer, that the brand’s reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and ...More >>

Event reveals truth about Auckland housing crisis

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:34:04 +1300 | Public Service Association

Heartbreaking stories from key workers in Auckland will be on display in Aotea Square tomorrow, in a public event hosted by the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi.More >>

National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:44:13 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for the government to continue its failing experiment in market-based approaches ...More >>

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:56:29 +1300 | First Union

BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday.More >>

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:49:25 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission - New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good.More >>

E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:36:38 +1300 | E tu

E tū says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. More >>

Taranaki DHB OIA – Information Heavily Redacted

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:23:53 +1300 | NZ Medical Laboratory Workers Union

Following a request from The New Zealand Medical Laboratory Workers Union and a subsequent complaint to the Ombudsman for failing to meet the statutory deadline for the information requested, Taranaki DHB (TDHB) has finally supplied the union with a heavily redacted ...More >>

Time for the Minister of Education to stop dodging

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:41:39 +1300 | Public Service Association

Eternally embattled Minister of Education Hekia Parata must step up, front up and stop dodging questions regarding the future of Salisbury School, says the PSA. More >>

Mayor laments confirmation of Cadbury closure

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:35:48 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 17 March 2017) – Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he’s extremely disappointed and saddened that Mondelēz International has confirmed it will close its Dunedin Cadbury factory.More >>

E tū disappointed with Cadbury closure

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:18:41 +1300 | E tu

E tū says it is extremely disappointed though not surprised by Mondelez International’s decision to close the Dunedin Cadbury factory. More >>

Work related forestry death in Gisborne

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:27:41 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A person has died in a work related forestry incident in the Whatatutu area of Gisborne today. Police were alerted to the incident just after midday. Police are making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner.More >>

Nurses’ trademark resilience can only last so long

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +1300 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s fifth biennial employment survey of its nurse membership reveals a steady decline of overall morale with specific concern about safe staffing levels, workload and pay. In addition there is an increasing ...More >>

Weak GDP growth not helping working people

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:09:28 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The weak growth in economic activity, coupled with more people not in work, in the three months to December, have a significantly negative impact on the incomes of working people,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “The growth in spending ...More >>

E tū urges delay to Top Energy job cuts

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:02:28 +1300 | E Tu

E tū is seeking a halt to Top Energy’s plan to cut jobs, after a linesman suffered serious injuries in an incident in Kaitaia on Saturday. More >>

Students join TEU in calling for fair pay at Auckland Uni

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:02:12 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Responding to Auckland University Students’ Association’s statement [1] in support of Thursday’s fair pay strike [2], John Egan, Academic co-president of the TEU at Auckland University, said:More >>

AUSA Supports TEU Strike

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:03:52 +1300 | AUSA

The Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) is standing in solidarity with University staff in the upcoming Tertiary Education Union strike at the University of Auckland.More >>

Taranaki DHB misses OIA request deadline

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:21:08 +1300 | NZ Medical Laboratory Workers Union

The New Zealand Medical Laboratory Workers Union has today lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over Taranaki DHB’s failure to supply official information requested by the union within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days.More >>

Tax cuts talk is irresponsible electioneering

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:41:00 +1300 | Public Service Association

Any personal income tax cuts offered by National this election will come at the expense of our desperately underfunded public services, the PSA says. More >>

Resident Doctors Thank Public for Supporting Safer Hours

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:04:23 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA members have accepted the proposal reached between the union and DHBs in response to their Safer Hours campaign. More >>


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