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Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:10:35 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

"National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.More >>

Postie forced to work with supervisor who threatened her

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:40:39 +1200 | Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

A postal worker was expected to continue working with her supervisor after the supervisor threatened to kill her, despite New Zealand Post investigating the worker’s complaint and acknowledging that the threat actually happened.More >>

Statement from Reckon NZ

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00:19 +1200 | Reckon New Zealand

Reckon did not, as you say in your piece, describe health and safety as overkill. This is untrue. More >>

Disgraceful description of health and safety as "overkill"

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:21:59 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is appalled that an Auckland accounting business has described health and safety as "overkill". More >>

Inequality in Wages & SelfEmployment 19982015

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:34:56 +1200 | Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

Shrinking portions to low and middleincome earners. Bill Rosenberg covers inequality in wages and self-employment from 1998-2015. This is an important read for those interested in reducing income equality – Click here for full CTU report ENDS More >>

Minimum wage challenging for PM and working Kiwis too

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:51:50 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Richard Wagstaff has challenged the Prime Minister to show some real leadership when it comes to wages by setting a clear target for the minimum wage. More >>

Code of Conduct gives new government a fresh start

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:18:08 +1200 | Public Service Association

Clarity around the distinctive and different roles and responsibilities of independent public servants and political staff will give the incoming government and its staff a fresh start, says Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay.More >>

NZEI resorts to desperate measures due to union failure

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:17:26 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Unions like NZEI are the cause, not the solution of teacher shortages, ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National Needs to Commit to Maintaining Basic Leave Entitlements

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25:51 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are concerned that the National Party will change the 2003 Holidays Act if returned to Government stripping hard working Kiwis of basic leave entitlements.More >>

Continuity for Labour Relations Framework

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:18:21 +1200 | EMA Central

What business needs from the incoming government is continuity around the current employment and labour relations framework, says EMA. More >>

Supermarket wrongly blames workers for empty chicken shelves

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:09:06 +1200 | First Union

A notice on display at Pak’n Save Clendon blaming previous industrial action for no chicken being available has angered workers at the company’s distribution centre. FIRST Union, the union representing the distribution centre workers, has documents ...More >>

Greymouth waste and recycling workers discarded

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:34:47 +1200 | First Union

The union representing waste and recycling workers in Greymouth is asking hard questions of the Grey District Council after the council’s waste and recycling workers were forced to re-apply for their jobs after a contract change. This year Smart Environment ...More >>

Labour’s Union Shill Bullies Small Schools

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 09:57:29 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

While Jacinda tries to run a ‘relentlessly positive’ campaign, Chris Hipkins is busy threatening four small schools . More >>

Supreme Court dismisses Affco's unlawful lockout appeal

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 19:09:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Affco against a lower court's finding that the meat processor unlawfully locked out meat workers when collective bargaining was taking place.More >>

Judgment: AFFCO NZ Limited v NZ Meat Workers Union

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:35:35 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court


E tū welcomes Green Party’s pay equity policy

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:01:45 +1200 | E tu

The party’s pay equity policy promises pay equity legislation which includes the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity principles. It would also require greater pay transparency by companies, so people know what men and women ...More >>

CAB Releases Report Showing Many Employers Break The law

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 09:34:55 +1200 | NZ Association Of Citizens Advice Bureau

Employers are breaking the law by denying workers their entitlement to a written employment agreement. Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a report based on the situations of 473 clients who contacted the CAB in the six months from 1 December 2016 to 31 ...More >>

Social workers’ Hīkoi Whakaara concludes with rally

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:03:47 +1200 | Public Service Association

Canterbury social workers, who have walked almost 100km during the Hīkoi Whakaara of the last three days, will arrive in Cathedral Square at 2pm today to rally against four issues from the frontline of their work: poverty, inequality, homelessness and ...More >>

ACT announces latest plan to undermine public education

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 15:55:54 +1200 | NZEI

The latest ACT Party education policy, announced today, is a transparent attempt to undermine public education, teachers and unions that's straight out of the party's playbook, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

PGDB - Regulator Rules $7,000 Fine & Suspension of Licence

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:16:56 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A recent decision to fine and suspend the practising licence of a Christchurch-based certifying gasfitter sends a strong message to the industry about the importance of ensuring inexperienced staff are properly supervised. More >>

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