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Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future […]

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Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The ‘Guidance on closing the pay gap’ released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. “Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the fight for equal pay, and more recently in the Care […]

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Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. ‘This plan demonstrates a real and positive alternative to the Government’s budget and gives people a real choice when they […]

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Green infrastructure plan welcome 

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green infrastructure plan welcome 

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green infrastructure plan welcome  Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, the CTU said today. Green […]

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Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Employment, General staff, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing […]

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MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding MPs must not rush debate on a change of law that would give for-profit tertiary education companies equal funding to universities, polytechnics and wānanga, more than one-hundred students, academics, general staff and union representatives have […]

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Did you get your enrolment update pack?

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Did you get your enrolment update pack?

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Did you get your enrolment update pack? Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in this year’s General Election. 3.15 million personalised enrolment packs have been sent to […]

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Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people Labour’s launch today of their Workplace Relations Policy is being celebrated by working people as innovative, future focused and fair. “We are excited to see Labour’s commitment to introduce Fair Pay Agreements which would set […]

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Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Lincoln University, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover Before signing-off on an agreement for Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre to take-over the Telford division of Lincoln University, Ministers must make sure a properly funded long-term plan is put in place to ensure continued provision of training opportunities in […]

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ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blog, In the news, Information, Maritime Union of New Zealand, Media Releases, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work

MIL OSI – Source: Maritime Union of New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work The unions, from every region of the world, are in the frontline of the ITF’s work to ensure a just transition for workers by shaping new ways of working, such as automation and platform […]

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Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together Finally some progress was made today to provide some certainly for Wellington’s bus drivers. Today the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) chairperson Chris Laidlaw committed, during the meeting, to bring together […]

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Packs go out to 3.15m voters

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Packs go out to 3.15m voters

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Packs go out to 3.15m voters More than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General Election. The personalised enrolment update packs are being sent to all enrolled voters and will […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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