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Auckland Students’ Association celebrates 125th birthday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:50:58 +1200 | Auckland University Students Association

June 24th 2016 is a special day for Auckland University Students’ Association – it’s the day it turns 125. More >>

E tū members finish up at Mangatainoka’s Tui Brewery

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:51:38 +1200 | E tu

End of an era as E tū members finish up at Mangatainoka’s Tui BreweryMore >>

PSA welcomes Ombudsman’s findings on MFAT inquiry

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:06:11 +1200 | Public Service Association

Natural justice needs to come first in all government inquiries, regardless of how embarrassing their findings may be, the Public Sector Association says. More >>

Industry trainees to access workplace support

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:53:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 23 June 2016 Media Statement More >>

E tū heads to court

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:23:30 +1200 | E tu

E tū will be in the Court of Appeal today, to oppose an appeal against the minimum wage for respite carers. More >>

Police Association supports undercover technique

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:38:51 +1200 | Police Association

“The fact that the bodies of two homicide victims were recovered and their killer was convicted is vindication of the innovative and legal method used by police to obtain a confession from the offender,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor ...More >>

Prime Minister must back working Kiwis

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:38:40 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Prime Minister needs to reassess his priorities and move urgently to stop working Kiwis losing up to a million dollars a day says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

People in casual jobs need govt to save their holiday pay

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:33:29 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

It is likely that thousands of people working in universities, polytechnics and wānanga have had holiday pay taken from them, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. More >>

Urgent action needed to prevent workers losing millions

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:05:10 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government must take action urgently to prevent working people losing up to a million dollars a day in unpaid holiday pay while the multi-billion dollar payroll problem is fixed, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.More >>

Urgent action needed at Te Puna Wai

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:44:24 +1200 | Public Service Association

Young people and staff at Christchurch’s Te Puna Wai youth justice facility are at serious risk every day, and urgent action must be taken to improve safety there, the Public Service Association says.More >>

Which children will miss out when funding is redistributed?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:38:35 +1200 | NZEI

Papers just released for the Government's review of education funding raise the question of which children will lose out when the pie is resliced. More >>

Former Middlemore cooks fed up with long wait for pay

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:37:46 +1200 | E tu

Former Middlemore Hospital cooks and menu processors are fed up with the long wait for tens of thousands of dollars in gratuity payments they’re owed after they lost their jobs.More >>

Salisbury School closure a bitter blow for families

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:32:59 +1200 | Public Service Association

Salisbury School’s closure is a foregone conclusion, the Public Service Association says - despite empty promises of consultation from Education minister Hekia Parata. More >>

E tū begins work on media merger submission

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:26:59 +1200 | E tu

E tū says its journalist members and the union have begun work on their Commerce Commission submission on the proposed merger of NZME and Fairfax New Zealand Limited. More >>

Little impact from 90-day law - Expert reaction

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:58:53 +1200 | Science Media Centre

An economic analysis of employee and hiring data from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust has shown that the policy has led to little change in employment rates or employee mobility.More >>

E tū says hospital kitchen should pick up Meals on Wheels

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:27:20 +1200 | E Tu

The union, E tū, is urging the Counties Manukau DHB to consider the health of elderly Pukekohe residents, and tell its food services contractor, Compass, to resume freshly cooked Meals on Wheels.More >>

90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:26:15 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government research agrees with CTU; 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment More >>

$890,000 funding to investigate nursing fatigue

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:26:43 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is thrilled to be part of a 3-year research project that aims to find ways of managing fatigue in hospital-based nurses. More >>

Vacancies rose again in May – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:42:26 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vacancies rose again in May – MBIE Jobs Online Report The number of job vacancies rose by 2.4 per cent in May 2016, and by 13.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. ...More >>

NZ consistent in keeping mature workers in jobs for longer

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:57:11 +1200 | PwC

PwC’s Golden Age Index reveals that New Zealand is one of the best-performing OECD countries when it comes to harnessing the economic power of workers aged 55 and above. More >>


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