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March 8 International Women’s Day

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:40:54 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On Sunday woman all over the globe will be marking international women’s day. The International Trade Union movement’s theme for the day is ‘Count us in’. More >>

AFFCO-Talley’s workers fear the worst from new laws

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:39:49 +1300 | Meat Workers Union

More than 1000 Meat Workers Union members employed by AFFCO-Talley’s at eight plants throughout the North Island are bracing themselves as new employment laws come into effect on Friday.More >>

More accidents follow calls for inquiry into port safety

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:05:28 +1300 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Two serious port accidents have occurred so far this week since the Maritime Union renewed its calls for a national inquiry into New Zealand’s port safety. More >>

Second assault within hours; repeat call for Tasers on belts

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:51:51 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police Association President Greg O’Connor has repeated the call for the routine wearing of Tasers after a second police officer was viciously attacked within hours of the first. More >>

Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:25:56 +1300 | ITUC

Brussels, 25 February 2015 (ITUC OnLine): A breakthrough has been made at the International Labour Organization following two years during which employers at the International Labour Organization brought the UN body’s global supervisory system to a standstill, ...More >>

Maritime Union repeats call for industry inquiry

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:08:36 +1300 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is continuing its call for a national inquiry into port and maritime safety. More >>

Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:09:54 +1300 | Service And Food Workers Union

Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights Over 35,000 home care relief workers have gained the right to the minimum wage and holidays through a case won by the Service and Food Workers Union in the Employment Court. The court yesterday ...More >>

MP pay changes cannot be used to hold public servants back

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:40:46 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the changes to MP pay announced today by John Key cannot be used to justify withholding decent pay movement for public servants. More >>

Gobsmacking Lack of Financial Analysis for Lab Proposal

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:11:03 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The three Wellington regional district health boards driving public hospital laboratories toward privatisation have failed dismally to provide any good financial analysis of the benefits of going down this path,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of ...More >>

Right to strike upheld – but needs defending

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:41:00 +1300 | ITF Press Officer

Following a worldwide trade union campaign to defend it, the right to strike has been re-affirmed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. More >>

Disruption To Bus Services

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:28:51 +1300 | NZ Bus

On Friday 27 February 2015 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Tramways Union. More >>

MP pay rise points the way for teachers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:11:58 +1300 | PPTA

While teacher salaries have fallen well behind inflation over the last five years, MPs’ pay has kept much closer to the cost of living. More >>

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:23 +1300 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland.More >>

MP's pay rise ten times that of minimum wage worker

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:46 +1300 | Unite Union

The pay rise approved for MP's is ten times that of a full-time minimum wage worker. More >>

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:40:20 +1300 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland. MUNZ had been locked in a dispute ...More >>

Minimum wage increase useless without end to zero hours

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:12:23 +1300 | Unite Union

Unite Union has welcomed the 50 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage but says that no matter what level the minimum wage reached it is of little benefit unless it is combined with an end to zero hour contracts.More >>

Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:38:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly.More >>

Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:17:15 +1300 | NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. More >>

NZ Post half-year profit shows no need for drastic cuts

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:18:36 +1300 | EPMU

New Zealand Post’s $100 million half-year profit shows that the organisation doesn’t have to slash services, and the Government should stop putting pressure on the board to deliver bigger dividends. “New Zealand Post provides a core public service which ...More >>

Global Right to Strike Action Sends Clear Message

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:41:00 +1300 | ITUC

Brussels, 19 February 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The 18 February global day of action to support the right to strike has proven to be a huge success, with more than 100 activities around the world reported to the ITUC. Unions in over 60 countries took action, with ...More >>

 

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