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FPA Repeal: A Blow To Working Kiwis, Māori, Women, And Pasifika

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:39:11 +1300 | E tu

The new Government has dealt a blow to working New Zealanders with its decision to repeal Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) legislation this week. “This government promised to tackle the cost of living, and yet this decision shows they are hellbent on removing ...More >>

More Than 10k People Sign Petition To Keep FPAs

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:35:48 +1300 | NZCTU

Unions are heartened by the response to a petition to keep Fair Pay Agreements, which has now reached well over 10,000 signatures. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said it was a sign of how popular the new legislation was amongst workers. “We ...More >>

Leaked Paper Shows Disregard For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vulnerable Kiwi Workers

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 18:07:03 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A cabinet consultation paper provided to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions by Newshub today, shows the incoming Government is disregarding the negative impact of repealing Fair Pay Agreements, and the advice of their own officials. NZCTU President ...More >>

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: Trade Unions Take The Lead

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 02:04:16 +1300 | ITUC

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities , 3 December, the ITUC is highlighting the critical contributions of trade unions in promoting the rights, and supporting the integration, of people living with disabilities.   The ...More >>

The Government Must Fund Care Workers Before Landlords

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 11:14:13 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the biggest private sector union in Aotearoa New Zealand, is shocked to learn that the National Party’s coalition agreement with ACT would see planned tax breaks for landlords brought forward, costing at least $900 million according to analysis ...More >>

Toi Mata Hauora ASMS Completes Pay Negotiations With Te Whatu Ora - Achieves CPI Increase

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 10:22:23 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have settled their pay negotiations with Te Whatu Ora ending months of bargaining and industrial action. More than 90 per cent of polled ASMS members voted to accept Te Whatu Ora’s latest pay offer ...More >>

Journalists Reject Deputy PM’s Comments About The Media

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 15:29:07 +1300 | E tu

In light of the Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ recent comments about the media, a group of journalists who serve as E tū delegates say these claims are misinformed. Mr Peters has claimed the Public Interest Journalism Fund was a government “bribe” ...More >>

Fund Full Pay Parity For ECE Educators Before Paying Landlords

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 11:16:25 +1300 | NZEI

A policy decision in the recently released National-ACT coalition agreement documents means landlords will receive a large Christmas bonus that no one voted for – at the expense of tamariki and their educators. Landlords would now receive around $3 ...More >>

Early Christmas Gift For Landlords As Government Looks To Axe Workers

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 09:34:23 +1300 | Public Service Association

Deeper and more savage cuts to public services could be on the table following revelations of the ballooning cost of tax cuts for landlords. "The Government has made a clear choice to fund the lifestyles of landlords at the expense of a strong public ...More >>

Fight To Save Massey Sciences Continues

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:51:22 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union members at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Massey University are outraged following yesterday’s release of a “Preliminary Decision” proposing to cut over 70 jobs from Natural Sciences, and Food and Advanced ...More >>

NZ’s Civil Contractors Welcome Incoming Government

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:08:06 +1300 | Civil Contractors NZ

New Zealand’s civil contractors welcome the formation of New Zealand’s next government and congratulate the incoming Ministers across the three coalition partners. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Alan Pollard said businesses responsible ...More >>

"No New Ideas" - FIRST Union Verdict On Coalition Agreements

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 08:59:39 +1300 | First Union

FIRST Union has today responded to the coalition agreements between the new Government of the National Party, ACT and New Zealand First; describing the proposed policy programmes as regressive and the next Government as potentially the most self-interested ...More >>

NZCTU Presents Briefing For The Incoming Government

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:20:02 +1300 | NZCTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has today provided its briefing for the incoming government. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said since 2017, the country has made significant progress on a range of economic and social issues.  ...More >>

Unions To Hold Government To Account Over Persistent Pay Gap

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 14:55:48 +1300 | NZCTU

November 26 marks the day women effectively begin working for free, say the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU National Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges said that despite continued wage growth and low unemployment, the pay gap for women ...More >>

NZNO Member Meetings Put Te Whatu Ora On Notice

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:16:48 +1300 | NZNO

The collective agreement ratified in August by members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) who work for Te Whatu Ora will expire in less than a year and the union says these members have unfinished ...More >>

Coalition Agreement Threatens Services New Zealanders Rely On And Risks Racial Division

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:07:19 +1300 | PSA

The incoming Government’s coalition agreements are a blueprint for slashing the public and community services New Zealanders rely on and risk setting back race relations. "The plans unveiled today represent an attack on public and community services, ...More >>

Union Says New Government Adopting Radical Aims Of ACT Will Not Serve Tamariki

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:24:35 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Before National allows ACT to determine a radical direction of change in education, they should listen to teachers and parents about what is needed for tamariki, says New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. The union says that it ...More >>

Coalition Agreements Threaten The Well-being Of New Zealanders

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:14:33 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The coalition agreements set out by the incoming government are nothing less than an attack on working Kiwis, their rights, and their needs said the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said, “The programme provided ...More >>

Government Grinches Risk Stealing Christmas For Thousands Of Social Workers Owed A Pay Rise

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:55:06 +1300 | PSA

The Government is dragging the chain over agreed pay equity payments for thousands of social workers in community and iwi organisations a year after promising to pay these workers fairly. "It’s disappointing that these significant payments ...More >>

New Zealand Medical Lab Workers Strike Again Over Low Wages

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:39:40 +1300 | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters More than 1,000 medical laboratory workers in New Zealand held 24-hour strikes on November 17 and 20, with workers in different parts of the country striking on different days. The workers, including scientists, technicians, and phlebotomists, ...More >>


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