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More Than 180 Personal Grievances Claims Lodged Against NIWA For Discrimination

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:41:15 +1300 | PSA

More than 180 PSA members have today lodged Personal Grievance claims against NIWA claiming they are being discriminated against because they are union members. PSA members, who are bargaining for a new Collective Agreement, have been denied access ...More >>

Govt Must Regulate To Protect Migrant Workers On Work Visas From Exploitation

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:17:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The NZ Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi is calling on Government to regulate greater protections for migrant workers including decoupling work visas from single employers, and for a comprehensive review into the policy settings of the Accredited ...More >>

Tribunal Hearing On Te Aka Whai Ora Must Go Ahead

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 17:34:01 +1300 | PSA

Bypassing a Waitangi Tribunal hearing that challenges the closure of Te Aka Whai Ora and its work would show a lack of credibility and accountability from the Government, said the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. Stuff reports ...More >>

Border Security At Risk With Plans To Cut Staff At Customs

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:04:15 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Government’s plan to encourage workers at Customs to take voluntary redundancy puts at risk the vital work of the agency, facilitating a safe and smooth entry and exit through our border, supporting our exports, and keeping New Zealanders safe ...More >>

Child Poverty Data Shows Govt Must Take Action

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:11:08 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on the Government to take action on poverty and the cost of living, in response to new data released today showing an increase in child poverty rates. The number of children living in poverty increased ...More >>

Kotahitanga To Score At Māori Netball Tournament

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:46:18 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Kotahitanga (unity) will be on full display in Manurewa, South Auckland on Saturday when the second Māori health workers netball tournament takes place. And all people have been invited to come along with whānau to enjoy a fun-filled day. Hosted by ...More >>

ITUC Joins ILO Global Coalition For Social Justice

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:04:59 +1300 | ITUC

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing ...More >>

FIRST Union Statement On The Death Of Efeso Collins

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:59:43 +1300 | First Union

Dennis Maga, FIRST Union General Secretary, said staff and union members are devastated by the passing of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins and wish to offer their respect and admiration for a dedicated, kind and effective community leader. "Efeso was ...More >>

NZCTU Statement On Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:56:03 +1300 | NZCTU

The union movement is sending its love and condolences to the family of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, said NZCTU President, Richard Wagstaff, today. “We are heartbroken for Efeso’s whānau, friends and community,” said Wagstaff. “This news is devastating. ...More >>

Revealed: Local Government Commission Wastes $100,000 On Rebrand Right As Agencies Told To Cut Back On Wasteful Spending

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:14:02 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

According to information obtained under the Official Information Act, The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the Local Government Commission – the body responsible for overseeing the structure of New Zealand's councils – has spent $99,000 on a new ...More >>

Productivity Commission Report Shows Need For Income Insurance At Redundancy

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:53:16 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Productivity Commission report released today on the impact that redundancy has on New Zealand workers shows the need for the protection that income insurance provides, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff The report, using a detailed study ...More >>

Government’s Blunt Approach To Public Service Cuts Laid Bare In Last Productivity Commission Report

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:48:40 +1300 | Public Service Association

As it embarks on a deep and widespread attack on the public service, the Government should heed warnings in the last Productivity Commission report about the impacts of layoffs on workers and families. The report deals with the impacts of economic ...More >>

Prime Minister's Punitive Welfare Sanctions Will Harm Children And Their Learning

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 18:28:20 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, strongly condemns the punitive sanctions against people on welfare benefits Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has announced this afternoon, saying that any sanctions a government takes ...More >>

Nurses Furious At Te Whatu Ora Holidays Act Remediation Pay Delays

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 15:24:28 +1300 | NZNO

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) members employed by Te Whatu Ora are furious after almost eight years of delay in their employer’s failure to fix $1.95b worth of unpaid holiday pay and other leave they are owed. ...More >>

Govt’s Failure To Fund New Interislander Ferries Example Of Short-term Thinking

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 15:39:08 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The decision to not fund the purchase of new Interislander ferries shows the Minister of Finance is out of her depth, said NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. “The failure to adequately fund the purchase of the new ferries is an example of this Government’s ...More >>

Deadline Looms For Plans To Cut Public Services For New Zealanders

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 14:47:51 +1300 | PSA

Savings plans ordered by the Government to fund tax cuts are due to be filed with the relevant Ministers any day now, bringing closer likely cuts to public services. "Without doubt, the scale and breadth of the cuts demanded by the Government ...More >>

Govt Must Deliver Increases To Minimum Wage That Keep Up With Inflation

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:07:06 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on the Government to deliver minimum wage increases that keep up with rising costs, in response to new inflation data released by Stats NZ today. The data shows that food and housing prices have risen ...More >>

TEU Members To Strike At Yoobee

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 09:58:51 +1300 | NZTEU

Union members at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation will strike for four and a half hours today following collective agreement negotiations that have dragged on since September 2022 without yielding a pay offer. Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary ...More >>

Government’s Policies Will Make It Harder For Unemployed Workers

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 09:45:09 +1300 | NZCTU

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is concerned that the Government’s welfare and employment policies will make it harder for people who lose their jobs, following the release of new employment data. The data shows that unemployment rose for the ...More >>

E Tū Union Advocates For Exploited Migrant Workers Amidst Growing Employment Uncertainty

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 14:42:51 +1300 | E tu

E tū, New Zealand's largest private sector union, is voicing strong support for migrant workers in the security industry facing exploitation and unfair treatment. This advocacy comes amid growing concerns about the vulnerability of workers, exacerbated ...More >>


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