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State houses are for living in, not selling off

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:37:26 +1200 | Public Service Association

Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association.More >>

New Ministry missing the vital role of family

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:57:25 +1200 | Public Service Association

The announcement of a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks removing the vital focus on whānau and communities, says the union of nearly 2,500 people who currently work at the Ministry’s predecessor, Child Youth and Family (CYF).More >>

‘The Foodbank Project’ targets the most vulnerable

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:10:26 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and Tertiary Women New Zealand (TWNZ) congratulate the forward thinking move of a number of groups who are working to provide free sanitary products to secondary and tertiary students.More >>

E tū hopeful of resolving Maori TV pay dispute

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:36:55 +1200 | E tu

E tū says it heads into talks with Maori TV today, hoping for a deal which will stave off industrial action. More >>

Dedicated careers advice for students welcome

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:52 +1200 | PPTA

Dedicated careers guidance for all secondary school students would have a big impact on New Zealand’s future, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. The association welcomes plans by the Labour Party to ensure all high schools have access to professional ...More >>

Customised Careers Advice a Solution Long Time Coming

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:53:15 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations applauds the moves of the Labour Party to acknowledge the need for good careers advice. More >>

Labour's plan to boost skills development refreshing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:43:01 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The future of work needs to be one where working people have good, satisfying jobs with decent incomes, and Labour's announcements today on boosting skills are welcome, the CTU said today.More >>

2016 Beyond Recruitment Economic & Labour Report

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:44:32 +1200 | Beyond Recruitment

Beyond Recruitment are delighted to launch the 2016 Beyond Recruitment Economic & Labour report, featuring the insights of Beyond Recruitment CEO, Liza Viz; General Manager, Ben Pearson; General Manager Client Solutions, Michelle Visser and Economist ...More >>

Students tell tertiary sector to respond to industry trends

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:09:53 +1200 | Victoria University Students Association

On Saturday 23 July, Jacinta Gulasekharam, Academic Vice President from Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) outlined why students desire an equitable approach to education at Voices from Tertiary Education, a two-day symposium ...More >>

Free Press 25/7/16

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:57:27 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. The full Sunday Star Column is here . The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising ...More >>

E tū challenging school job losses

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:30:20 +1200 | E tu

E tū is challenging the termination of three long-standing school cleaners by a franchise company after it took over the school’s cleaning contract. More >>

Stressed tertiary education staff struggling with work

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:21:21 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

People working in universities, polytechnics and wānanga are stressed about their future, according to a new survey by the Tertiary Education Union. More >>

Māori Television calls on E Tū union to settle pay dispute

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:25:47 +1200 | Maori Television Service

Māori Television has called on the E Tū Union to bring to a close a prolonged collective bargaining process in the interest of its staff. More >>

Housing crisis to blame for people living in garages

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:18:57 +1200 | Public Service Association

The housing crisis and continued inaction by the Government is to blame for people in Auckland being forced to live in unapproved garages, sheds and other unsustainable situations, the Public Service Association says.More >>

Justice Toogood, Meat Industry Assn to grace Affco appeal

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:14:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - Justice Kit Toogood and the Meat Industry Association survived challenges from the New Zealand Meat Workers Union to grace Affco Holdings' Court of Appeal hearing today, where it sought to reclaim the notion that seasonal workers ...More >>

Union applauds Green’s manufacturing announcement

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:34:26 +1200 | First Union

A union representing working people in the wood, textile and food sections of the manufacturing industry is applauding Green co-leader James Shaw’s announcement that the party will appoint a Minister for Manufacturing in a future government the ...More >>

E tū supports Green Party manufacturing initiatives

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:28:58 +1200 | E tu

E tū says it supports in principle the initiatives released by the Green Party today, to support high value manufacturing. E tū’s National Director of Industries, Ged O’Connell says E tū has previously endorsed all the policies, including the ...More >>

Green Party’s plan to boost manufacturing a winner

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:25:40 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s announcement from the Green Party to boost manufacturing in New Zealand is supported by working people. “Increasing and improving manufacturing in New Zealand is a specific way to create more quality jobs which is crucial,” CTU President, ...More >>

A Student Friendly Wellington helps students thrive

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:47:41 +1200 | VUWSA

Today, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) launched the Student Friendly Wellington website, as part of their Student Friendly Wellington campaign – an initiative that will help make Wellington a place where students ...More >>

Mental health patients, whānau and staff deserve dignity

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:26:28 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for a mental health system that treats every patient and staff member with the dignity they deserve. More >>


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