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Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy? Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing […]

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Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Education, Employment, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Timaru let down by National’s tertiary education approach The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Management’s decision to cut five level […]

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Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities  /  Comments Off on Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s immigration policy needs to backed by promise to fund public tertiary institutions properly Today the Labour Party announced a new immigration policy, including proposals to stop issuing student visas to people wanting to study certain courses and to restrict the availability of post-study work […]

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Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Health & Safety, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together “The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an exemplar of what we can achieve when we all work together in an industry – working people, employers and government agencies,” says CTU President Richard […]

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Maritime Union, Labour & Greens Call for Action on Methyl Bromide

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blog, Campaigns, Green Party, In the news, Labour Party, Maritime Union of New Zealand, Media Releases, Methyl bromide, New Zealand, poison, Press Release, safety, Unions  /  Comments Off on Maritime Union, Labour & Greens Call for Action on Methyl Bromide

MIL OSI – Source: Maritime Union of New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Maritime Union, Labour & Greens Call for Action on Methyl Bromide Press releases were issued this morning by the Maritime Union of New Zealand, and our allies in the Labour and Green Parties. They are reprinted below.  The Maritime Union of New Zealand […]

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PPTA Pushes Exclusive & Confusing A-Gender

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PPTA Pushes Exclusive & Confusing A-Gender

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: PPTA Pushes Exclusive & Confusing A-Gender Media Release 29 May 2017 Family First NZ says that new guidelines being pushed by the PPTA in schools are not inclusive, they are exclusive, and most schools will continue with business as usual focusing on bullying and mental health […]

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Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities  /  Comments Off on Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Transfer of funds from public to private tertiary education an ideological choice Today’s budget will cut funding to public tertiary education, handing millions of dollars of public funds to the private sector. Commenting on the announcement, Tertiary Education Union National Secretary, Sharn Riggs, said: “Today Stephen Joyce […]

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The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place Today’s Budget, the ninth this Government has prepared does not make our country a more equal society. “A successful budget moves New Zealand towards being a more equal society – it […]

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Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Employment Law, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten. Today’s announcement was part […]

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Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments

Published By   /  May 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments Joint Media Release: Council of Trade Unions, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, and the Public Service Association Operational health funding will need to increase by almost $1.1 billion in this […]

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West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense “Pushing the West Coast DHB into an expensive public ‘private’ partnership to fund the new Buller hospital makes no economic sense”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, referring to a revelation by the Association of Senior […]

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TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers Media Release 19 May 2017 Family First NZ is labelling The Opportunity Party’s policy on marijuana as flawed and harmful, especially the suggestion that non-profit charitable trusts can apply to control retail sales of cannabis. “You won’t find […]

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Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision Media Release 18 May 2017 Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal against the Charities Board after receiving notification of the Board’s intention to deregister Family First NZ.   Family First […]

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Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’ Media Release 17 May 2017Family First NZ says that comments made by Greenpeace’s Russell Norman on the deregistration of Family First are correct and when charities from opposite sides of the social divide are sounding the warning, NZ’ers […]

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BREAKING: Charities Board Still Plans To Censor Family First

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on BREAKING: Charities Board Still Plans To Censor Family First

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: BREAKING: Charities Board Still Plans To Censor Family First Media Release 16 May 2017Family First NZ has been told by media that the government’s Charities Board still wants to deregister us despite the board being rebuked in an earlier decision in the Wellington High Court in […]

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Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate Media Release 16 May 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics showing that the teenage fertility rate has halved since 2008. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the […]

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Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else Yesterday’s announcement, from the Government, that extra funding will be allocated to fund rural ambulance services needs to closely examined. “What this funding boost does is give a qualified paramedic an assistant. […]

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Promotion & Enabling of Suicide Always A Crime

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Promotion & Enabling of Suicide Always A Crime

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Promotion & Enabling of Suicide Always A Crime Media Release 12 May 2017 Family First NZ says that it is disturbing that a group is campaigning for a woman charged with importing a drug linked to euthanasia and charged with assisting suicide.  “The police are absolutely […]

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Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Minister must review pressure to pass crisis before enshrining in law National’s failed approach to tertiary education National’s approach to tertiary education is putting staff under immense pressure to pass students and must be the subject of a thorough sector-wide review before further changes are enshrined […]

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Fatherhood Is Not A Right For Prisoners

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fatherhood Is Not A Right For Prisoners

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Fatherhood Is Not A Right For Prisoners Media Release 4 May 2017 Family First NZ is rejecting a petition calling for prisoners to be able to donate sperm in order to be a father.  ‘’If prisoners want to repay their debt to society by donating blood […]

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