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A Memorandum of Understanding to improve student safety

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:55:38 +1300 | NZ Teachers Council

The New Zealand Teachers Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. More >>

Irresponsible to ignore Auckland's funding requirements

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:50:33 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

We raised the debate on possible futures for the AECT to focus Auckland's attention on the parlous state of our city's development, says the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell.More >>

Waikato DHB Responds to PSA’s Claims Re 4 & 2 Roster

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:53:04 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB engaged with both the NZ Public Service Association (PSA) and the NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO), as both unions have affected members who work 4 & 2 rosters in our Mental Health service.More >>

Mediation Between Lyttelton Port and Union Fails

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:22:23 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. “There was no substantial shift in LPC’s position today ...More >>

Disturbing Number of Senior Doctors on Fixed Term Contracts

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:13:43 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years.More >>

DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:45:08 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed that the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is proposing to cut the 4 and 2 roster system, established nationally, for mental health nurses. The PSA represents more than 210 mental health nurses working ...More >>

Lyttelton Port workers begin overtime ban

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:23:45 +1300 | First Union

Workers of Christchurch Rail and Lyttelton Port have begun an indefinite ban on overtime, according to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. The ban was announced at a mass meeting at the Port after negotiations between Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) ...More >>

Lyttelton Port workers begin overtime ban

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:01 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers of Christchurch Rail and Lyttelton Port have begun an indefinite ban on overtime, according to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Turning up the heat on working conditions

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A “Jobs That Count” campaign has the full support of Labour, the party’s Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Meat workers need Jobs that Count

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:27:08 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry. "Last year the CTU published a report on insecure work shows that at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people including ...More >>

Time for Jobs that Count in the Meat Industry

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:11:19 +1300 | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union will launch a new national campaign to highlight job insecurity in the Meat Industry this afternoon in Palmerston North. More >>

Cuts in public services likely from Budget Policy Statement

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:21:39 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The horizon for workers looks gloomy with the release today of the Budget Policy statement. “Continuing real cuts in Government funding of public services are inevitable as a result of today’s Budget Policy Statement. The policy ignores the social, ...More >>

Health cuts don’t heal

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:22:50 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More >>

Government cutting back health services to dangle tax cuts

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:13:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The health service is already too stretched, and cutting further into New Zealanders’ health services to fund tax cuts is irresponsible, the CTU said today. Leaked cabinet committee papers have revealed District Health Boards need an additional $440 million ...More >>

Britomart violence raises questions over rail staff safety

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:42:25 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is raising serious questions over the safety of the staff on Auckland’s train network after violent incidents on Saturday night stopped services at Britomart Station and frightened staff and passengers at other ...More >>

Dunedin rally after Anglican organisation suspends 27 staff

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:09:33 +1300 | Public Service Association

27 staff working for Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin, Alexandra and Balclutha have been suspended without pay just ten days before Christmas. The move will have significant impacts on AFC’s services, which include caregiver support, home visits ...More >>

Paris draft deal puts workers’ future at risk

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:50:27 +1300 | ITUC

Brussels/Lima - 12 December 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC expressed its deep concern that the current lack of ambition, in particular before 2020, as well as the absence of any reference to the need for a Just Transition and Decent Work for workers when ...More >>

Parata: Kicking off our plan to lift achievement in schools

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:15:37 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

This week we approved the first communities of schools which will work together to share expertise, leadership, and quality teaching under our plan to lift the achievement of New Zealand students at school.More >>

PSA welcomes merger with SLGOU

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:18:39 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the Southern Local Government Officers’ Union (SLGOU) have voted for a merger of the two unions. Following a vote this week by members of SLGOU in favour of the merger, the PSA executive board today ratified ...More >>

LPC operations will continue as usual during overtime ban

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:10:26 +1300 | Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

A further Mediation session between Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) and the Rail & Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is tentatively agreed for next week (Thursday 18 December) and LPC remains committed to resolving the issues.More >>

 

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