Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Unions and TVNZ seek mediation

20 October 2006

Unions and TVNZ seek mediation to resolve industrial dispute

The Public Service Association and the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union will seek the assistance of the Department of Labour’s mediation service next Tuesday in an attempt to resolve the pay dispute between TVNZ and the unions.

The unions are seeking a 5 percent pay increase for all members: TVNZ is currently offering 1.75 percent. TVNZ has made a net profit of over $95 million in the last five years.

“We are hoping that mediation will result in TVNZ agreeing to a decent pay deal that takes into account cost of living increases and TVNZ’s healthy financial position,” said PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

“Our members refuse to sit by and see TVNZ director’s fees increase by over 30 percent while those delivering programmes are offered a miserly 1.75 percent,” said Richard Wagstaff.

“Union members at TVNZ play an important role in delivering high quality public broadcasting which the company must recognise in offering a decent pay deal,” said Andrew Little, EPMU National Secretary.

“Union members will take industrial action if TVNZ refuses to agree to a decent pay deal through mediation,” said Andrew Little.

Bargaining between the unions and TVNZ began in July. Union members voted to take industrial action last week and have agreed to wait until the outcomes of Tuesday’s mediation is known before taking any action.

Union members are located in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and are presenters, producers, administrators, camera people and involved in technical support and scheduling.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Worksafe’s Whakaari/White Island Prosecutions Are Good News

Somewhere in Heaven, Helen Kelly must be smiling about Worksafe’s criminal prosecution of 10 firms and three individuals for their roles in the lead up to the Whakaari /White Island tragedy. In tandem with the subsequent coronial inquest, these court proceedings will hopefully culminate in the creation ( finally!) of a central agency to regulate the adventure tourism sector and improve public safety on matters like risk assessment, safety guidelines, inspection, enforcement and injury reporting... More>>


Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>


WorkSafe: 13 Parties Charged Over Whakaari/White Island Tragedy

WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges against 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December last year. “22 people have lost their lives in this tragic event. WorkSafe is tasked with investigating workplace incidents to determine ... More>>


Pay Gap: Progress On Pay Equity For DHB Staff

Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, fairer pay for this crucial and largely female workforce, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>


Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels