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Costs of education to parents increased

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:06:11 +1300 | NZEI

Children will be the biggest losers if a Government freeze on education spending this year increases the costs of education to parents, NZEI Te Riu Roa warned today. More >>

Lyttelton Port container terminal workers back on strike

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:05:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Maritime Union of New Zealand members at Lyttelton Port's container terminal are back on strike in rolling industrial action over planned roster changesMore >>

New NZEI President’s “to do” list

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:25:51 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa’s new President, Lynda Stuart, today (18 January) begins her two-year term leading New Zealand’s largest education union. More >>

Telford Statement Symptom of Misguided Funding

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:10:50 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Media release Tertiary Education Union - Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa 18 January 2017 New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches More >>

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:02:38 +1300 | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers.More >>

St John exhibit unhealthy coping strategy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:56:12 +1300 | Health Sector Workers Network

St John are stopping bargaining with Ambulance workers from First Union. This is called avoidance and is an unhealthy coping mechanism. More >>

Oxfam report reveals the scale of growing inequality

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:48 +1300 | E tu

The latest Oxfam report on inequality has lent its support to a Living Wage for all working New Zealanders as well as a fairer tax system so the wealthy pay their fair share. More >>

Resident Doctors Set to Strike Again

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:45:29 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed.More >>

Union’s strike action to hit thousands of patients

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:40:38 +1300 | DHB Shared Services

Several thousand patients’ nationwide will be directly impacted by the NZ Resident Doctors’ Association’s decision to proceed with a 73-hour strike at 18 of the 20 DHBs next week.More >>

Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:39:31 +1300 | DHB Shared Services

13 January 2017 Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute Ongoing talks between the NZRDA, the resident medical doctors’ union and the 20 DHBs, have failed to avert a three day strike by junior doctors which begins at 18 DHBs at 7.00am on ...More >>

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:27:48 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike planned for next week by members of the RDA More >>

DHB prepared to pay up to $200 an hour to undermine strike

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:15:01 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Waikato DHB is offering resident doctors up to $200 an hour to break the strike and work during the upcoming three day strike commencing on Tuesday, January 17th over safer hours.More >>

Deductions in Ambulance worker pay is an attack on all

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:41:35 +1300 | Health Sector Workers Network

Health Sector Workers Network (HSWN) stand with ambulance officers from First Union and also condemn a decision by St John to deduct 10 per cent from their wages for refusing to wear uniforms as part of a strike action. Across the health sector, all ...More >>

Rail workers call out Transport Minister’s hypocrisy

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:40:51 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing working people in New Zealand’s railways says Transport Minister Simon Bridges is acting like a hypocrite for touting the benefits of electric cars while allowing KiwiRail to ditch electric locomotives .More >>

Green Party mourns passing of SWAP leader Joe Harawira

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:54:56 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Ngāti Awa rangatira Joseph Harawira QSM, who led the Sawmill Workers Against Poisons (SWAP) organisation. More >>

Māori Party pays tribute to Joseph Harawira

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:04:34 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party pays tribute to a remarkable New Zealander, a son of Ngāti Awa and Ngāi Te Rangi, Hohepa Joseph Harawira, QSM. More >>

Firefighters Union blacks fleet of Fraser-MAN Appliances

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:29:19 +1300 | New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union

Auckland firefighters have taken the action of banning their entire fleet of Fraser-MAN fire trucks. The decision follows firefighters frustrations at a house fire in Manurewa. More >>

Trade union movement mourns the loss of Joe Harawira QSM

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:23:36 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The trade union movement is mourning the loss of Joe Harawira (Ngāti Awa, Ngai te Rangi), the co-ordinator for Sawmill Workers Against Poison (SWAP) and a champion for working people.More >>

Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:30:10 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than they’re prepared to give others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ...More >>

Ambulance officers deserve better - CTU

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:30:49 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling for St Johns to value its ambulance professionals and return to talks in good faith. More >>


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