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Future of Public Tertiary Education is on the Ballot Paper

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:03:02 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary ...More >>

PSA health workers bidding farewell to CCDHB boss

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:38:55 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association expresses regret at the decision of Capital and Coast District Health Board Chief Executive Debbie Chin to stand down at the end of the year, and are concerned that top public servants like her are bearing the brunt of ...More >>

Nurses express support for Debbie Chin

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:38:46 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO is alarmed to hear today of the resignation of Debbie Chin, Chief Executive of Capital and Coast DHB. Many members and staff are personally upset to see how the ongoing underfunding of the DHB has caused a highly capable leader to leave the ...More >>

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:49:11 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. "Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the ...More >>

Workplace "speak up" culture must be promoted - PSA

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:30:12 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the findings of the investigation into treatment of whistleblowers at the Ministry of Transport. More >>

Prioritising public services and health underfunding

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:44:27 +1200 | Public Service Association

The PSA’s call to restore funding to public and community services has been heard, with the Labour Party committing to refund health sector spending and invest in core public services in its fiscal plan.More >>

IR staff helping shape new department

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:57:38 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

IR staff helping shape new department 19 July 2017 Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome. Feedback from the consultation has driven a number ...More >>

Serious concerns for staff at Inland Revenue

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:47:55 +1200 | PSA

Inland Revenue’s final decision document on their proposed business transformation shows that the organisation is making sweeping changes to staff roles that will affect service delivery during the rollout of major changes to the tax system, says the ...More >>

Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for workers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:18:07 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

TOP’s youth UBI policy a step in the right direction

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:42:59 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed a recent policy announcement by The Opportunities Party (TOP) for a universal grant to young people aged 18-23.More >>

Green Party policy good for workers, good for families - PSA

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:09:01 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the Green Party’s bold families and income policy package because it would be good for workers and the economy, and would make significant steps towards restoring the safety net for unemployed New Zealanders ...More >>

Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:11:39 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today.More >>

Green infrastructure plan welcome

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:47:52 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Green infrastructure plan welcome Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, ...More >>

Dilani Perera – a workplace leader for Equal Pay

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:00:20 +1200 | NZNO

Dilani Perera – a workplace leader for Equal Pay At the Council of Trade Unions’ Women’s Conference tonight in Wellington, NZNO delegate Dilani Perera was honoured with a Leadership and Commitment on Equal Pay Award. Dilani is an NZNO member leader ...More >>

UPDATE: Pilot union plans to fight Supreme Court ruling

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:53:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) - The pilots' union in dispute with Air New Zealand over its collective employment agreement is "considering its options" after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the national carrier. More >>

Cutting Nearly 200 Staff Puts Otago Uni’s Reputation at risk

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:15:57 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities.More >>

Air NZ wins Supreme Court fight with pilots union

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:34:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand has won a dispute with the country's largest pilots' union, which it said had been attempting to cherry-pick the good parts of other groups' collective employment agreements without having to accept the bad.More >>

Pay Inequity for Air New Zealand Pilots to Continue

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:05:11 +1200 | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

Pay Inequity for Air New Zealand Pilots to Continue The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) expressed its disappointment today at the decision of the Supreme Court of New Zealand to uphold the Court of Appeal’s jurisdiction to overturn the ...More >>

Labour's promise to lift ECE quality a huge relief

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:56:17 +1200 | NZEI

Labour has today shown what an alternative Government would mean for quality education, by promising to restore funding for Early Childhood Services so they can employ qualified and trained teachers.More >>

AUSA remains in NZUSA

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:56:04 +1200 | Auckland University Students Association

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has formally cancelled its resignation from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA), choosing to retain full membership. More >>


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