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Pike Judicial review – still no justice for the 29 killed

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:43:26 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is extremely concerned with the release today of a High Court decision declining to review the decision by Worksafe not to proceed with the prosecution against Peter Whittall in relation to the 29 deaths at Pike River after his insurers paid $1.42m ...More >>

Mount Maunganui Bunnings workers strike for the 5th time

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:10:43 +1300 | FIRST Union

Mount Maunganui workers strike for the 5th time as Bunnings buries its head in the sand More >>

National Audit highlights safer surgical practices

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:49:34 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The 6th National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) was released today by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), highlighting a significant drop in the number of adverse events due to issues with ...More >>

Workers reject Greater Wellington’s bargaining offer

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:48:06 +1300 | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) and Central Amalgamated Workers Union (CAWU) have voted overwhelmingly to reject Greater Wellington Regional Council’s bargaining offer.More >>

Latest SSC report confirms Govt clinging to surplus

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:54:56 +1300 | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 2015 Human Resource Capability Survey (HRC), released today by the State Services Commission, shows that the Government is continuing to take money from public servants in a desperate attempt to cling ...More >>

International Day for the Elimination of Violence

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:43:18 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: NZ women and families can’t wait More >>

Rubbish-bin for Unitec redundancy offers

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:25:54 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Letters to people working at Unitec outlining how much money they would get if they take voluntary redundancy will go in the trash this Friday. More >>

Medical community supports ending violence against women

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:24:41 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is one of 22 medical colleges and peak health bodies in Australia and New Zealand who have released a joint statement in support of the White Ribbon Day campaign.More >>

Kaye guts her own Ministry against independent review

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:52:50 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) will be supporting members at the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) who will find out if they are losing their jobs the week before Christmas.More >>

Electricity infrastructure workers set to strike next week

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:39:15 +1300 | E Tu

113 E tū members employed by PowerNet and Otago Power Services will take strike action next week, if the companies don’t improve their offers at negotiations this Thursday.More >>

New pay offer ends AUT dispute

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:22:08 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have ended their strike action where they temporarily withheld assessment grades for entry into the university’s database.More >>

Guild supports striking hospital pharmacists

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:56:50 +1300 | Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is supportive of hospital pharmacists in Auckland who took strike action this week in protest of unfair work demands and pay rates. More >>

Pike River 29 remembered five years on

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:11:49 +1300 | E tu Union

Five years since the Pike River disaster, the union for energy and mining workers E tū remembers the 29 men whose lives were lost on 19 November, 2010. More >>

‘It’s our future’ say Aoraki students

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:34:50 +1300 | NZUSA

The newly announced CPIT-Aoraki polytechnic has been put on notice. Students and staff held a rally today at Aoraki’s Timaru campus to launch a community campaign around the merger taking place between the two institutions.More >>

Probation staff facing burnout

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is concerned about the impact of taking on additional detainees from Christmas Island when probation staff already face burnout from work pressure.More >>

Five years since the Pike River Mine disaster

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:15:03 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU remembers the 29 men who were killed at work at Pike River Mine five years ago today on 19 November 2010. More >>

Introduction of third contractor shows massive failings

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:08:07 +1300 | E Tu

The union for telco workers, E tū, is very disappointed to learn that Chorus has chosen to introduce a third contractor, Visionstream, to the fibre rollout. More >>

Homelessness report a call to action – union

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:27:55 +1300 | FIRST Union

The Salvation Army’s recently released report into homelessness in Auckland is a call to action over the housing crisis, says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.More >>

Meat workers win in Employment Court

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:44:39 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU congratulates the Meat Workers Union and their members who have successfully won a major legal development today in their push for a fair collective agreement at Talley's AFFCO.More >>

Victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:43:24 +1300 | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union (MWU) is celebrating a victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers in the Employment Court today.More >>


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