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Health And Safety Bill To Be Debated

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:31 +1200 |

The Government has decided to give priority to health and safety legislation in Parliament this afternoon. More >>

Business “appalled” with government’s treatment of KiwiRail

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:20:28 +1200 | First Union

The rail workers’ union is backing calls from Mainfreight chairman Bruce Plested for “more positive support for long-term rail infrastructure”, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson.More >>

Pike River Family members to hold Parliament Vigil

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:36:52 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Family of workers killed in the Pike River disaster will be conducting an evening vigil by Parliament this evening to mark the second reading of the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill tomorrow. The vigil will include 291 crosses and candles to ...More >>

Myanmar: National Trade Union Centre Officially Registered

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:18:48 +1200 | ITUC

Brussels 28 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has written to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar to congratulate them on their official registration by the government. More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher oversupply crisis

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to urgently tackle the looming crisis of a massive oversupply of beginner teachers. More >>

Labour will fix broken health and safety bill

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:47:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has heeded forestry widow Deborah McMillan's protest outside National’s conference today and is stepping in to fix the government's broken health and safety law, says Labour’s spokesperson for Labour issues, Iain Lees-GallowayMore >>

Public servants forced to rescue failed private prison

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:28:40 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says no more public money should be wasted on Serco following the announcement that they will no longer be trusted to administer their own prison.More >>

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:44:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) - Health and safety law reform sparked by the Pike River coalmine disaster has been reported back from the industrial relations select committee with weakened requirements on small businesses to appoint health and safety representatives ...More >>

Anglican Family Care workers reach new agreement

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:14:42 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to have signed a new collective agreement for workers at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Otago, after last year’s industrial action and the suspension of AFC staff by management prior to Christmas.More >>

Nurses want better health and safety legislation

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:11:32 +1200 | NZNO

Nurses are unhappy to see the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill waters down current provisions, rather than strengthening them.More >>

Health and safety bill lacks teeth

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:07:06 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s proposed new health and safety law will mean people continue to die at work needlessly, says TEU deputy secretary Nanette Cormack. More >>

Meddling with health and safety bill a disgrace

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:55 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has denounced the watering down of the Health and Safety Reform Bill as pandering to a greedy and irresponsible minority. More >>

Watered down health and safety bill

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:21:43 +1200 | First Union

Despite major unions and many business associations uniting in a call for better health and safety standards, the select committee report into the Health and Safety Reform Bill reveals that the government has surrendered to pressure from a small ...More >>

Union accuses Government of sabotaging New Zealand Post

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:22:48 +1200 | Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

“While finance minister Bill English says the Government does not intend to sell New Zealand Post, they are doing a very good job at trying to sabotage the state owned postal service”, says Postal Workers Union spokesperson John Maynard.More >>

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:48:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. “Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that ...More >>

Air NZ and unions collaborate on high performance engagement

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:30:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand has spent the past 18 months working with its staff and unions on high performance engagement designed to lift productivity by allowing worker participation in decision-making.More >>

Carter Holt Harvey penalised for unlawful drug test

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:43:53 +1200 | EPMU

Carter Holt Harvey have been ordered to pay $10,000 to the EPMU after unlawfully using the pretext of a random drug and alcohol test to deny site access to a local union organiser. EPMU organiser Corey Wallace was banned from the Carter Holt Harvey ...More >>

Urgent TPPA hearing critical to honouring Treaty

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:41:45 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

It is critical that the Waitangi Tribunal agrees to an urgent hearing into allegations the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) breaches the Treaty of Waitangi, says Council of Trade Unions Vice-President Māori Syd Keepa.More >>

Maritime Union comes to assistance of distressed crew

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:39:01 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.More >>

EMA endorses review of Auckland Council assets

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:47:53 +1200 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) fully endorses the move by Auckland Council to put asset sales on the table as part of a review of its funding models. EMA has stated previously it believes asset sales by the council is crucial to the ...More >>


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