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Local government supports fire services reform

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:47:00 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) supports the reform announced today by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne which will merge and modernise New Zealand’s fire services. More >>

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:17:17 +1200 | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talley’s is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company.More >>

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:42:38 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave in park near John Key's house on 4 May More >>

Tiwai Point in-lieu victory vindication

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:12:44 +1200 | E tu

The former E tū lawyer who managed the Tiwai Point in-lieu case through to the Court of Appeal has welcomed as “fantastic” a Supreme Court decision which brings the four-year case to a close.More >>

PSA pleased with Minister’s promises

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:07:54 +1200 | Public Service Association

Fire service staff across the country have had a promise their jobs are safe - and the PSA wants their voices heard loud and clear throughout the transition to the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand.More >>

E tū welcomes win for Tiwai smelter workers

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:46:05 +1200 | E tu

The E tū union has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling which brings to an end a four-year dispute over in-lieu payments for statutory holidays at the Tiwai Aluminium Smelters. More >>

Plans to slash council budgets will hit Aucklanders hard

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:44 +1200 | Public Service Association

A pledge to slash half a billion dollars from Auckland Council’s budget is short term thinking that will hit communities hard, the Public Service Association says. More >>

99 Kiwis killed at work

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:05:35 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

This Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, we remember the 99* New Zealanders who went to work and never came home, the 99 New Zealanders who were killed at work. More >>

Global edu-business giant damaging public education

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:22:15 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has joined 100 other international organisations in opposing the business practice of the global education giant Pearson, which it says is damaging children’s education around the world.More >>

AFFCO Talley sentencing: does the punishment fit the crime?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:31:39 +1200 | Meat Workers Union

The conviction and $30,000 fine today in the Tauranga District Court for the horrific injury of a worker caught by a meat hook and left angling for nearly an hour at AFFCO Talley’s Rangiuru plant in 2014 is not a sufficient deterrent, says the Meat Workers ...More >>

Compass meals: community unites against hospital slop

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:34:37 +1200 | Real Meals Coalition

Community groups, workers’ unions and Opposition parties are all calling on Southern District Health Board to bring food services back in-house and release commercial provider Compass from their 15-year contract.More >>

This Admin Appreciation Day, give more than choccies

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:49:04 +1200 | Public Service Association

Administrative staff up and down the country will be recognised tomorrow, and the Public Service Association is urging businesses, government agencies and NGOs to make a day to remember.More >>

National inquiry needed as mental health left out of plan

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:08:22 +1200 | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s mental health system could be on the verge of collapse, the Public Service Association says - and yet the government’s new health strategy all but ignores it.More >>

Government imposed remuneration orders have no place in NZ

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:20:05 +1200 | Road Transport Forum

Political parties in New Zealand must learn from the painful experience across the Tasman and rule out the imposition of remuneration orders on the road freight industry, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.More >>

Public servants love jobs - staff survey will reveal more

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:20:49 +1200 | Public Service Association

The public service is a great place to work, but that’s because its employees love helping their communities and making a difference, the PSA says. More >>

English on the Money – Rural Contractors

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:44:02 +1200 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet says comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct.More >>

Still no end in sight for cold and mould in student flats

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:54:14 +1200 | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) says students will continue to suffer while living in houses that are making them sick, after no significant changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in a recent Social ...More >>

Working people deserve an apology from Bill English

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:47:29 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that Deputy Leader of the National Party, Bill English needs to apologise to working people after his reprehensible comments made about working people being useless.More >>

Area school teachers to vote on settlement

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:25:07 +1200 | PPTA

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa have settled the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA) – subject to members ratifying it early next term. More >>

International Day of Action for fast food workers April 14

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:38:27 +1200 | Unite Union

Unite is targeting Restaurant Brands, owners of the KFC, Carl's Jr, Pizza Hut and Starbucks brands, as part of its international day of action for fast food workers on April 14.More >>


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