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TVNZ Avalon Collective Agreement Ratified

2 March 2006

TVNZ Avalon Collective Agreement Ratified

Members of the Public Service Association (PSA) and Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union at TVNZ's Avalon Studio today ratified a collective agreement after strike action late last year which forced the cancellation of Good Morning.

"The negotiations have been very frustrating for our members but we are pleased that the Collective has finally been ratified," said Jeff Osborne, PSA Assistant Secretary.

The new collective includes a four percent pay rise, increases to allowances and an increase in the number of rostered days off for union members.

"We are pleased that TVNZ have responded to our concerns about the health and safety of members who work long hours and many days in a row by increasing the number of rostered days off and agreeing to involve the union in roster discussions."

"The PSA is looking forward to engaging constructively with TVNZ during the term of the agreement to ensure that the important work that our members do in bringing programmes to air is recognised," said Osborne.

The PSA and EPMU will be back in negotiations for a new collective agreement in September 2006.

ENDS

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