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$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped council

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:17:09 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing. More >>

ITF repeats call for Rotterdam dialogue as dockers protest

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:59:32 +1300 | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at ...More >>

Low inflation but high housing costs

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:07:02 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

“Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. More >>

Growing inequality means more children at risk in the water

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:12:51 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many children from poorer backgrounds are missing out on developing swimming and water safety skills as schools find it increasingly difficult to ensure that all children get access to pools.More >>

Health funds needs boost to invest in workforce, not bosses

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:47:33 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says that health sector funding needs to increase and be targeted at the workforce who have struggled with wages falling further below the cost-of-living at the same time as workloads intensify.More >>

TEU leader wants to defend democracy

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:12:43 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Today prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic Dr Sandra Grey takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU).More >>

New Zealand, We’ve Got a Discontent Workforce

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:05:27 +1300 | SEEK

New Zealand, We’ve Got a Discontent Workforce New data from SEEK reveals an alarmingly high rate of discontent among the New Zealand workforce, with 76% of Kiwis actively seeking a new role or monitoring the job market. What’s more, two thirds say they’d ...More >>

ITF aviation affiliate files for historic election in US

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:00:11 +1300 | ITF Press Officer

The International Transport Workers’ Federation is giving all possible backing to its American member union, The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), which has filed for a union representation election for flight attendants ...More >>

Union gobsmacked at hospital bosses’ pay hikes

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:46:58 +1300 | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing cooks, cleaners, security staff and orderlies in district health board hospitals is shocked to hear reports of massive pay hikes for DHB CEOs today.More >>

DHB Double Standards on Wages Shows Contempt for Staff

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:31:49 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The size of the pay rises received by public health service bosses in the past financial year beggar belief given that the people who actually deliver the services have been forced to accept real pay cuts,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Another 100 Public Hospital Specialists Needed Each Year

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:28:44 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“District health boards needs to recruit 100 extra hospital specialists over and above what they already do if they wants to continue providing quality health care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

Arrest of Hong Kong Union Leaders Imminent

Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:29:31 +1300 | ITUC

Arrest of Hong Kong Union Leaders Imminent Brussels, 10 January 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has been informed that top officials of the Hong Kong trade union movement are facing imminent arrest for their support for the “Umbrella” movement. The ...More >>

EPMU condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:39:37 +1300 | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The union for New Zealand journalists stands in solidarity with the victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris. "We condemn the use of violence to intimidate and silence journalists, whether they are reporters, photographers or cartoonists," ...More >>

Foreign Control Watchdog 137 - December 2014

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:50:01 +1300 | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

TPPA Local Government Campaign: Well-Beings, War-Makers And Pirates – Te Waka a Mäui Rides The Storm by Greg Rzesniowiecki More >>

Port workers put safety first

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:06:31 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) have taken a pragmatic stance to ensure safety for workers and the environment, according to the Rail and Maritime Union. More >>

ANZ workers take strike action on Christmas Eve

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:00:24 +1300 | First Union

ANZ workers from branches and contact centres around the country are on strike today in response to the bank’s refusal to bargain fairly, according to the bank workers’ union.More >>

Supreme Court Delivers Christmas Cheer for Aged Care Workers

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:33:01 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Aged care workers who do so much for our elderly will have something extra to smile about over Christmas with the Supreme Court not accepting an appeal by the New Zealand Aged Care Association. While not fully settled it opens the door to pay parity.More >>

Lyttelton Port Should Negotiate and not Litigate

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:39:35 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) should negotiate and not litigate, says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) after the port failed to injunct workers who walked off the job on grounds of health and safety on Friday night.More >>

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Terranova Appeal

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:48:14 +1300 | Aged Care Association

Today, the Supreme Court decided not to accept an appeal by the New Zealand Aged Care Association in the case of Kristine Bartlett vs. Terranova Homes and Care Ltd. The decision is based on a view that the matter before them was an interlocutory ...More >>

Court’s decision helps to pave the way for pay equity

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:45:54 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision this afternoon to deny leave to appeal in the Kristine Bartlett / Terranova Homes pay equity case. The case now returns to the Employment Court where principles will ...More >>


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