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2014 Rich List paints picture of inequality denial

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:54:57 +1200 | First Union

The National Business Review’s 2014 Rich List is a stark reminder of the growing inequality in New Zealand, according to FIRST Union. This year is the first time the combined wealth of New Zealand’s Rich-Listers has passed $50 billion, more ...More >>

Unite against poverty wages: Interview with Heleyni Pratley

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:32:03 +1200 | Fightback

Heleyni Pratley is an organiser for Unite Union and a member of Fightback (Aotearoa/NZ). In May, Heleyni attended the first global conference on fast food organising. Fightback writer Ian Anderson interviewed her.More >>

Pike River Book Wins Another Award

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:38:30 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Hot on the heels of winning the 2014 Best First Book of Non-fiction Award and being shortlisted for The New Zealand Post Book Award for Non-fiction, Rebecca Macfie’s book Tragedy at Pike River Mine , published by Awa Press, has taken out the inaugural ...More >>

Teachers wary over review

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:17:24 +1200 | NZEI

A taskforce to consider “Regulations Affecting School Performance” has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system.More >>

NZ performers welcome Labour Party proposal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:10:56 +1200 | Equity New Zealand

NZ performers welcome Labour Party proposal to restore fairness and certainty for NZ workers Equity New Zealand today welcomed the announcement by the Labour Party that if elected, it would restore the right of film and television workers to collective ...More >>

Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:38 +1200 | NZEI

Labour’s promise to raise the minimum wage by $2 an hour to $16.25 if it wins the election would have a noticeable impact for low-paid school and pre-school support staff and low decile school students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

Labour announces unemployment policy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:56:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce growth, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>

Time to lift unliveable wage rates

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:51:21 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed Labour’s determination to lift New Zealand’s unliveable wage rates. The Labour Party today announced their Work and Wages policy.More >>

Unite Union welcomes Labour Party increase to minimum wage

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:11:58 +1200 | Unite Union

Unite Union welcomes the announcement today by the Labour Party to increase the minimum wage by $2 per hour by early 2015. More >>

Labour reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:00:04 +1200 | First Union

The NZ Labour Party’s just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union.More >>

Debacle shows danger of contracting out public services

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:41:38 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Novopay debacle shows core public services are best provided in-house. More >>

Public servants welcome Labour’s living wage announcement

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:41 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Labour’s commitment to ensure all core public service workers are paid at least the living wage will be welcome news to thousands of hard working New Zealanders.More >>

Labour policy back to the future

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:11:46 +1200 | Business New Zealand

Labour’s employment relations policy released today would bring back a system that delivered counterproductive workplace relations in the past, BusinessNZ says. More >>

Labour’s policy promises a return to fairness at work

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:51:28 +1200 | EPMU

Workers across New Zealand will benefit from the Labour Party’s work and wages policy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “Labour’s policy is a comprehensive package which will lift wages, lower unemployment, and build a ...More >>

Labour’s policies a step change for working people

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:36 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

“After six long years of working life getting tougher in New Zealand workers have been given a real choice today with the announcement of Labour's Industrial Relations policy package,” CTU President Helen Kelly said.More >>

Parking officers deserve safety at work

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:27 +1200 | PSA

The union representing the Auckland Transport parking officer severely beaten on July 17 says everyone has a right to go about their job without fear for their safety. More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:45 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay.More >>

Interim TIAC report on Melling incident

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:03:42 +1200 | First Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union said today that there is long-standing concern about the effectiveness of the Matangi braking system among train drivers, and the union will work with KiwiRail on interim recommendations in a TIAC report out today.More >>

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:16 +1200 | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers.More >>


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