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Nurses head to mediation with District Health Boards

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:35:50 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards were unable to reach a settlement at their negotiations for a collective agreement yesterday. More >>

Union and local community unite to keep open Ruatōria bank

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:15:51 +1200 | First Union

Bank workers union and local community unite to keep open Ruatōria’s last bank More >>

Werewolf Edition #55 : The Folly Of Convention Centres

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:56:22 +1200 | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 55th issue of Werewolf. In our cover story this month, we examine how and why almost every major New Zealand city and tourist destination has been plunking dollops of public money on the table – or in Auckland, major gambling ...More >>

Government must not abandon health and safety reform

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:46:33 +1200 | First Union

While resistance in the National Party caucus delays the passage of the Health and Safety Reform Bill, FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid says there should be no health and safety law exceptions for small businesses and farmers.More >>

Jim Butterworth

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:30:41 +1200 | EPMU

Jim Butterworth was the elder statesman of our great union. He served to protect and advance the interests of New Zealand working people over many years of union organising and leadership. Jim led the northern region of the Engineers’ Union ...More >>

PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay DHB’s decision on food services

Wed, 27 May 2015 23:07:44 +1200 | PSA

The PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s decision to reject Health Benefits Limited’s proposal to outsource food services to multi-national company Compass Group.More >>

UPDATE: Scott Technology cuts 13 jobs after 'busy' 2014: CEO

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:34:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Scott Technology has confirmed it laid off 13 workers as the industrial automation firm looks to cut staff numbers at its Christchurch plant after taking on extra employees during a bumper year, chief executive Chris Hopkins ...More >>

Scott Technology cans 13 staff, moves to more temps: EPMU

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:24:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Scott Technology, the industrial automation firm, has laid off 13 workers telling them the company wanted to rely on more temps to fill orders, according to the union representing staff. More >>

Scott Technology lays off Christchurch workers

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:09:11 +1200 | EPMU

Thirteen workers at Scott Technology, which manufactures, services and installs equipment for the appliance industry, were informed last week that they have been made redundant. This announcement, which came as a shock to the workers, comes after ...More >>

Government wants safer workplaces… or does it?

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:18:43 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government wants safer workplaces… or does it? Today a widow and a mother sit together in the High Court in Wellington fighting for justice for the men that were killed at work in the Pike River Mine disaster of 2010, at the same time the Government ...More >>

Protecting workers’ lives is not “onerous”

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:34:30 +1200 | EPMU

26 May 2015 Media Release Protecting workers’ lives is not “onerous” The government must not water down changes to health and safety legislation which are vital for New Zealand workers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “The ...More >>

Unions stand together on rejection of poor pay offer

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:17:33 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) supports the decision by New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members to reject the settlement offer made by DHBs in their Multi-Employer collective agreement, announced earlier today.More >>

Nurses say no to District Health Boards’ offer

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:08:49 +1200 | NZNO

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) around the country have voted overwhelmingly not to accept the DHBs’ proposed multi-employer collective agreement.More >>

Kenia Serrano to visit Auckland, June 10-12

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:38:00 +1200 | First Union

Kenia Serrano is president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), which organises solidarity activities between Cuba and organisations and individuals around the world. She is a member of Cuba’s parliament. More >>

First of Wellington’s newest trains arrive

Mon, 25 May 2015 09:47:12 +1200 | Wellington Regional Council

The first pair of two-car units from Wellington’s new batch of Matangi trains arrived this morning by boat from Korea (Sunday 24 May). More >>

Australian government backwards step on cabotage

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:22:29 +1200 | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has criticised moves by the conservative Australian government to deregulate its shipping industry and place at risk thousands of domestic jobs in the maritime sector.More >>

Cambodian Government Set to Further Weaken Labour Rights

Fri, 22 May 2015 20:48:11 +1200 | ITUC

Brussels, 22 May 2015 (ITUC Online): Cambodia’s plans to further reduce its weak labour protections have come under attack from the ITUC and Global Union Federations. A series of new measures, being developed behind the scenes by the government, would ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked. There’s actually a plan for the national economy? Who knew? And its been working for whom, exactly? Not for families in poverty, clearly. ...More >>

Solo parents forced to work; but where are the quality jobs?

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:11:47 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government is increasing the expectations of paid work from solo parents without any thought as to where the jobs will be, the Council of Trade Unions said today. “There are already 100,000 part time workers who are wanting more secure hours ...More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team



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