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PSA And DHBs Reach Settlement on Five Collective Agreements

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:12:44 +1200 | All District Health Boards

The 20 District Health Boards are pleased to reach settlement via mediation on five Multi Employer Collective Agreements (MECAs) with the Public Service Association for 12,000 mental and public health nurses, allied, public health and technical staff, ...More >>

DHB industrial action withdrawn

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:23:52 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has withdrawn notices of industrial action covering 12,000 health workers at District Health Boards (DHBs) across New Zealand, after progress was made in mediation. More >>

Maritime Union continues to press over dirty politics

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:22:57 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union National President Garry Parsloe says Ports of Auckland management is trying to get off the hook from its involvement with extreme right wing bloggers during the Ports of Auckland dispute.More >>

Māori Pay A High Price For Flawed Tertiary Policies

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:43:58 +1200 | Daniel Haines

I’m excited about growing up in a post-settlement era where Te Tiriti o Waitangi respects the mana and tino rangatiratanga of our people as genuine and authentic treaty partners. But it doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that things ...More >>

Government “opening of the books” shows wasted opportunity

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:32:26 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

“The economic and fiscal forecasts in the pre-election update – the ‘opening of the government’s books’ – shows how the Government has failed to grasp the opportunity of the Global Financial Crisis to rebalance the economy,” says CTU ...More >>

SSC survey shows way forward for better public services

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:26:27 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the release of the State Services Commission’s (SSC) Integrity and Conduct Survey 2013 , which it says indicates what needs to be done to strengthen the public services that New Zealanders use and ...More >>

NZEI says education cuts will damage children's learning

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:34:53 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government’s plans to slash education spending over the next three years will be very damaging for children’s education, particularly for those from poorer backgrounds.More >>

Collins must resign for leaking public servants’ details

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:24:40 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Ministers should not be leaking neutral public servants details so they can be attacked for partisan politics, as Judith Collins has admitted following allegations in Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager. More >>

National stands alone in opposing aged care funding boost

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:03:31 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has called on the National Party to match the commitment of other parties to lift aged care funding. The SFWU represents thousands of low paid caregivers working in residential aged care.More >>

Alleged Exploitation of Chinese Workers

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:05:32 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MOBIE) must investigate allegations of exploitation of Chinese workers at KiwiRail’s Hutt Railway Workshops says the union that represents rail workers.More >>

Worksafe must learn lessons - forestry Industry cannot self-regulate

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:19:36 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Worksafe must learn lessons - forestry Industry cannot self-regulate “The CTU does not support Worksafe’s submission to the independent Forestry Review Panel that there can be an “industry led” approach to addressing the serious issues ...More >>

Disturbing that PM’s office helped attack public servants

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:21:04 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is deeply disturbed by allegations in Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics that one of John Key’s staff helped blogger Cameron Slater to attack public servants questioning the disastrous restructuring at MFAT.More >>

Teachers and principals vote on Govt’s education proposals

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:18:39 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary school teachers and principals are voting this week on whether or not to reject the government’s controversial $359m "Investing in Educational Success" policy. More >>

Worth 100% campaign for pay equity launched

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:16:43 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has launched Worth 100%, a campaign for pay equity across the public service; state sector; local government; health, and community sectors covered by New Zealand’s largest union.More >>

ITF world congress launches tomorrow

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:51:07 +1200 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The largest ever world congress of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) begins tomorrow in Sofia, Bulgaria. Taking place in Sofia’s National Palace of Culture, the event will bring together almost 2000 people, including staff and participants ...More >>

NZ Govt must push for fair play in Fiji elections

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:39:45 +1200 | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to do more to push for human rights and media freedom in Fiji as it stages its first election since the 2006 coup, the Green Party said today.More >>

#PeaceLikeMine – international union campaign for Gaza

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:46:49 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

Workers in New Zealand are today the first to participate in an international day of action being undertaken by unions across the globe calling for the United Nations to do more to deliver peace between Israel and Palestine.More >>

It doesn’t have to be like this

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:08:40 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) knows that the reality facing workers and their families is a hash one. But it doesn’t have to be this way.More >>

The PSA welcomes Labour’s commitment to public services

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 14:29:15 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) have welcomed Labour’s state services policy announced today, and says public servants will welcome the return of a career public service that invests in staff training and professional development.More >>

Health strike rings alarm bells

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:57:12 +1200 | New Zealand Independent Coalition

“In his final weeks as Health Minister, Tony Ryall should be ensuring that health workers get a fair wage for their work,” says NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan.More >>

 

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