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Workers’ Memorial Day a call to action for leaders

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:13:19 +1200 | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28th) is a powerful reminder to people in positions of influence and power about their vital role in fostering safe and healthy workplaces, says the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.More >>

Union concerned over changes to DHB’s mental health system

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:57:03 +1200 | Public Service Association

The union representing mental health workers at Waikato DHB, The Public Service Association (PSA), is concerned over the poor process as the DHB tries to push through dangerous changes to the rostering of the Henry Bennett Centre.More >>

Council shouldn’t rush to decision on asset sales

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:38:03 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Christchurch City councillors should back away from a decision to sell assets in order to further explore other options and to consult with the Canterbury public.More >>

Teachers continue to reject controversial $359m education pl

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:15:50 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have ...More >>

Port opponents misleading the public again

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +1200 | Ports of Auckland

Anti-port group ‘Stop Stealing Our Harbour’ is once again misleading the public over the need to extend Bledisloe wharf. These deliberate attempts to hoodwink the Auckland public have to stop.More >>

PM’s behaviour at café “completely unacceptable”

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:45:12 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing café and restaurant workers is shocked by Prime Minister John Key’s behaviour towards a worker at an Auckland café, and is calling for all politicians and public figures to be role-models when they interact with hospitality ...More >>

Port company’s ‘facts’ can’t be trusted

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:23:46 +1200 | Pead PR

The port company simply cannot be trusted to tell Aucklanders the truth about its Bledisloe Wharf extensions says spokesperson Michael Goldwater. More >>

The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:21:39 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

Unions Canterbury welcomes the release of The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan as an alternative to the selling off of our assets being put forward in the Christchurch City Council’s Long “We do understand the enormity of the work still outstanding ...More >>

#OSOS2015 - Patent holders with cannons - 17th Ct. lessons

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:47:14 +1200 | New Zealand Open Source Society

Craig Ambrose looks to the industrial revolution for lessons for our emerging tech industries. Beware the power of patents. @craigambrose #OSOS2015 More >>

Unite calls on government to stop subsidising jobs

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:58:43 +1200 | Unite Union

Unite Union is questioning why McDonald's and Wendy's need government subsidies to hire staff on what the union says will be zero hour contracts. More >>

Low inflation means it’s time for a pay rise

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:54:16 +1200 | First Union

With inflation falling for the second quarter in a row now is the perfect time for a pay rise for workers says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Sanford closure: redundancy pay an insult to workers

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:13:49 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

Workers at the Sanford mussel processing facility in Christchurch are gobsmacked by the company’s decision to give a minimal redundancy payment to workers after a stressful and uncertain few weeks.More >>

Reserve Bank must lower interest rate

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:58:56 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“With price rises at just 0.1 percent over the last year, the Reserve Bank must reduce its Official Cash Rate next week. It is well past time it did so,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “A housing price bubble is forming in Auckland – ...More >>

Transparency needed from NZ Post on future job and cuts

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:28:49 +1200 | EPMU

Any re-negotiation of New Zealand Post’s deed of understanding needs to be done openly and fairly, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. “Over the past few years, New Zealand Post has been cut to the bone as the government demands bigger ...More >>

IFIs should make stronger push against global jobs deficit

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:08:07 +1200 | ITF Press Officer

Brussels, 16 April 2015 (ITUC OnLine): On the eve of the ministerial-level Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank taking place in Washington on 17-19 April, the ITUC calls on the international financial institutions (IFIs) to take measures for ...More >>

KiwiRail can’t outsource responsibility

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:38:22 +1200 | First Union

The government must guarantee New Zealanders that Chinese engineers working on KiwiRail’s locomotives are at least receiving the minimum wage says Rail and Maritime Transport Union spokesperson Todd Valster.More >>

Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:16:32 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today.More >>

PSA misrepresenting the facts, says Waikato DHB

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:13 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is disappointed by the NZ Public Service Association’s (PSA) actions to protest outside Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre in Hamilton today and the continued misrepresentation of the facts to both its members and the media.More >>

ITF expresses condolences over Antwerp docker deaths

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:42:25 +1200 | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has expressed its condolences to the families and colleagues of three experienced dockworkers who died on Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium, after entering a ship’s hold to unload coal.More >>

Government has let quarry workers down

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:13:35 +1200 | NZCTU

Unions are dismayed at the second death of a worker in a quarry within less than a month. “Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Scott Baldwin, who was killed on 19 March in South Timaru, and the yet-unnamed worker, who died yesterday ...More >>


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