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Union Slams Port Boss’s Pay Rise

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:44:52 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) says Lyttelton Port CEO Peter Davie’s 18% wage rise, taking his pay packet to $1.24m, is unjustified and inflammatory. ‘Lyttelton port has an appalling health and safety record, with three deaths on ...More >>

IoD Introduces Higher Standards for Company Directors

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:13:06 +1300 | Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors says the introduction today of its Chartered Membership pathway will see higher professional standards for its members. More >>

Trucking & Cycling Communities: Cycle Safety in Christchurch

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:42:59 +1300 | NZ Trucking Association

Saturday October 11th 2014 at the “Tyre General GT Radial Trucking 2014” to be held at Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch 10am – 5pm More >>

Privatisation of Laboratory Services Not the Answer

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:32:41 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is worried public hospital managers are poised to privatise all or part of the hospital laboratories that look after the health needs of the greater Wellington region.More >>

NZMA shares concerns on DHB lab services

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:21:05 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) shares the concerns of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) about the possibility that the three Wellington regional District Health Boards (DHBs) may outsource their hospital laboratory services ...More >>

Cancelled strike leaves oil companies holding emergency fuel

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:00:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The cancellation of a two day strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery next week has left the country's four main oil companies with an unwanted 50 million litre emergency shipment of aviation fuel that set sail from South Korea ...More >>

Threat of refinery strike averted by further talks

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:04:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Threatened strike action at New Zealand Refining, the country's only oil refinery, has been averted. More >>

ANZ boss tops salary survey but wants bank jobs insecure

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:32:08 +1300 | First Union

As ANZ workers vote on industrial action to protect job security at the country’s most profitable bank, ANZ’s chief has topped the list of CEO’s in the annual Business Herald executive pay survey, out today .More >>

TEU elects Sandra Grey president

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:47:58 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members have voted Dr Sandra Grey to return as their national president for the next two years. Grey, who was previously president during 2011-2012, is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington in social and public policy.More >>

International Action Day fighting against unemployment

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:50:52 +1300 | World Federation of Trade Unions

International Action Day fighting against unemployment 3 October 2014: International, Class-oriented Struggle against Unemployment More >>

Specialists call for more senior doctors to cope with demand

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:53:47 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hospital specialists surveyed about the staffing of their departments are telling us loud and clear they need more senior doctors on the clinical front line,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

Payment was for payroll errors, not compensation

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:18:09 +1200 | Ministry of Education

A report in this morning’s Dominion Post claiming a $252,100 payment to the PPTA included payment for hurt and humiliation is wrong. More >>

Sealord says Nelson wetfish factory not economically viable

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:03:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Sealord, New Zealand’s second-largest fishing company, says it needs to downsize its Nelson wetfish processing plant and may eliminate 97 jobs in the face of rising costs, flat prices and a still-strong kiwi dollar.More >>

Sealord job loss tragedy can be stopped

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:23:23 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The union which represents fish processing workers is calling on the Government, Sealord and Iwi to work with the union and other interested parties to keep jobs in Nelson. Service and Food Workers Union Assistant National Secretary, Neville Donaldson, ...More >>

Extra oil imports organised to avoid disruption from strike

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:32:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Oil companies are forging ahead with a contingency plan to import more fuels into the country to minimise disruption if planned industrial action at New Zealand Refining goes ahead next month.More >>

Government continues its obsession with testing children

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:31:48 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers and principals say testing students in their first two years of secondary school would stifle creativity and exacerbate the damage caused by National Standards in primary education.More >>

Tight fuel supplies expected due to NZ refinery strike

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:56:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Contingency plans are being put in place to prevent any potential shortfall in fuel supplies from pending industrial action next month at New Zealand Refining, the nation's only oil refinery.More >>

Solid Energy must prioritise Pike River re-entry

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:25:47 +1200 | EPMU

The Pike River re-entry appears to be have been mishandled by Solid Energy and the Minister for State Owned Enterprises should intervene, says the union representing New Zealand coal miners. “All indications are that Pike River has been safe to ...More >>

Social Workers Day a time to celebrate

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:22:55 +1200 | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession.More >>

Industrial action at Refining NZ

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:30:13 +1200 | First Union

Members of FIRST Union and the EPMU have given notice of a 48 hour strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery. FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott said that the critical issues for workers are protecting health and safety and job security. “Unions are ...More >>


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