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New HASANZ Chair Appointed

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:49:59 +1200 | Health and Safety Association of New Zealand

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has appointed Mike O’Brien as its new Independent Chair. More >>

NZNO members now vote whether or not to strike

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:29:19 +1200 | NZNO

The majority of NZNO DHB members, who are party to the DHB Nurses and Midwifery MECA, receive their strike ballot paper by post and email from Monday 23 April to vote on proposed strike action. The action will occur if the MECA impasse is not ...More >>

NZ Bus and Unions set industry benchmark in Auckland

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:11:55 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Public transport operator NZ Bus and Unions representing bus drivers in Auckland have reached agreement on a new two-year contract following seven months’ of negotiations. More >>

North Shore nursing teams rally tomorrow

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:34:20 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO North Shore members are gathering outside the North Shore Hospital at 2pm on Friday (20 April) to add their voice to the nations’ DHB nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants that are joining together across New Zealand. Today Waikato Nurses are ...More >>

Auckland nursing teams to rally at hospital

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:12:07 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO Auckland members are gathering outside the Auckland Hospital this Thursday at 1.30pm to add their voice to the nations’ DHB nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. More >>

NZNO seeks to derail nurses’ struggle

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:37:17 +1200 | Socialist Equality Group

Over the past week thousands of healthcare workers and their supporters have rallied outside hospitals across New Zealand to demand decent wages and working conditions. More >>

Auckland Transport: Industrial action partially called off

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:13:17 +1200 | Auckland Transport

18 April 2018 Industrial action partially called off Auckland Transport has been advised that industrial action planned for tomorrow and Friday by the First Union and the Tramways Union has been called off. The stoppage would have affected 59 trips ...More >>

UPDATE: Auckland bus strikes tomorrow

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:40:57 +1200 | First Union

NZ Bus strike at the Onehunga depot is CANCELLED, the rest of NZ Bus strikes are pending negotiations. More >>

Lyttelton Port and RMTU reach agreement in principle

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:47:07 +1200 | Lyttelton Port Company

Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have today reached an agreement in principle regarding terms of settlement. As a result, the RMTU has lifted all strike notices and LPC has withdrawn its lockout notice.More >>

Hospital administration staff essential

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:41:03 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Administration and clerical staff working in public hospitals provide essential support to front line clinical staff, including senior doctors and dentists, and need to be paid fairly,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association ...More >>

Industrial action affects some bus services

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:30:13 +1200 | Auckland Transport

Industrial action affects some bus services Some bus services operated by NZ Bus and Pavlovich Coachlines will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday 19 April. Industrial action by members of the Tramways and First Unions will affect selected AT Metro ...More >>

Union members from yet another bus company to strike

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:33:27 +1200 | First Union

Pavlovich drivers are the latest to take part in strike action as disputes over bus driver pay and work conditions continue to heat up. More >>

Article discusses NZ labour force participation developments

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:28:12 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Bulletin article discusses New Zealand labour force participation developments An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin compares labour supply developments across the OECD and examines how New Zealand is placed.More >>

E tū: false complaints delay power fix

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:28:02 +1200 | E tu Union

E tū is issuing a plea for people to stop making false complaints about power outages, as lines crews work around the clock to reconnect Aucklanders after last week’s massive storm.More >>

Bus drivers to strike across Auckland this week

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:33:23 +1200 | First Union

Bus drivers across eight Auckland depots are to take part in rolling strike action set for eight days between the 17th and 27th of April in a push for fairer pay and work conditions from NZ Bus. The company’s attempting to cut overtime in new worker’s ...More >>

Industrial action affects some bus services in Auckland

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:48:55 +1200 | Auckland Transport

Industrial action affects some bus services Some bus services operated by NZ Bus will be cancelled from tomorrow Tuesday 17 April till Friday 27 April. Industrial action by members of the Tramways and First Unions will affect selected AT Metro ...More >>

First Union upbeat about living wage for bus drivers

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:04:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) - A successful tender by Infratil-owned NZ Bus in Bay of Plenty where higher wages were a selling point is being touted as a win by First Union, which says it successfully lobbied the local council to change its policy.More >>

The invisible damage of underfunding

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:52:59 +1200 | PSA

New Zealand’s health system has more than 450 "missing" allied health workers - a reality just as damaging as the black mould and sewage in Middlemore Hospital’s walls, the PSA says.More >>

Petroleum industry needs to get on with a just transition

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:37:37 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that it was heartened by yesterday’s announcement from the Government of a just transition for those in the oil and gas industries, but disappointed that the petroleum industry appears unwilling to face facts. CTU ...More >>

Capital nurses set to rally tomorrow

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:13:58 +1200 | NZNO

A large turnout is expected for the NZNO rally in the capital at the Wellington Hospital at 2pm tomorrow, Friday 13 April. Rallies are also happening today in Whangārei, Christchurch and Dunedin.More >>

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