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

 

Housing NZ staff escalate industrial action

Housing New Zealand staff escalate industrial action

Public Service Association (PSA) members at the Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) have been taking part in industrial action for a month – now they’re taking their demand for a fair deal to the street.

Staff at over 40 centres around the country will hold a two hour stoppage from 12-2pm on Thursday 29th July. Rallies will be held during the stoppage at four sites in Auckland and one in Wellington outside Housing New Zealand’s National Office on Grey Street.

“This stoppage follows nearly a year of bargaining with the Corporation to negotiate fair pay and employment conditions,” says PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

“We want fair rates of pay; rates that are negotiated not dictated, agreed hours of work and a fair process when jobs are cut or changed. None of this is unreasonable in fact they are modest claims for conditions that are fairly standard in most organisations.

“We want Housing New Zealand to get its house in order and fix what needs fixing now,” says Richard Wagstaff.

“Workloads at Housing New Zealand are out of control and staff are gifting thousands of hours in labour as they try to cope with the demands of doing more with less.

“Housing New Zealand now plans to cut its maintenance budget by a whopping 21 per cent. The impact of that will be a lot of disgruntled tenants and as always it will be Housing New Zealand employees who bear the brunt of public anger over cuts to services,” says Richard Wagstaff.

Auckland and Wellington pickets:

Mt Roskill: 989 Dominion Road Mt Roskill

New Lynn: 26 Delta Ave, New Lynn, Waitakere

Glen Innes: 244 Apriana Ave Glen Innes Auckland

National Office Auckland: AMI Building, Level 3, 15 Osterley Way, Manukau City

National Office Wellington: Harcourts Building, 28 Grey St, Wellington

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On How National’s ”New” Welfare Plan Resurrects A Past Failure


Sam Uffindell’s defenders keep reminding us that he was only 16 at the time of the King’s College incident, and haven’t we all done things in our teens that, as adults, we look back on with shame and embarrassment? True. Let's be honest. Haven’t we all at one time or another, joined a gang and beaten a smaller, younger kid black and blue with wooden clubs? In that respect, Uffindell’s defenders on the streets of Tauranga risk sounding a bit like the psychiatrist Kargol played by Graham Chapman on Monty Python. Some of the media commentary has also noted how the Uffindell saga has taken the shine off National’s good poll results and distracted us all from the unveiling of an important welfare policy at the recent National Patty conference. OK… So let's put the spotlight back on that welfare policy...
More>>




 
 

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>



Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>


National: Sam Uffindell Stood Down Pending Investigation
Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the National Party caucus pending an investigation into further allegations about his past behaviour, says National Party Leader Christopher Luxon... More>>



Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>


National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>


Green Party: Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels