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Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists says it’s disturbing that the Asia Pacific region has once again been named as the deadliest region for journalists. The 2018 annual Killed List, released by the International Federation of Journalists and now in its 29th year, records the deaths of 95 journalists and media workers. […]

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Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists says it’s disturbing that the Asia Pacific region has once again been named as the deadliest region for journalists. The 2018 annual Killed List, released by the International Federation of Journalists and now in its 29th year, records the deaths of 95 journalists and media workers. […]

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Peter Cowan: Making the choice to amputate at 15

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Peter Cowan: Making the choice to amputate at 15

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 18/02/19 [embedded content] Aged 15, Peter Cowan was cycling home from school. He was training for the IronMāori triathlon that he’d signed up for with a few of his cousins. It was a normal day – he put his hand out to indicate a turn and turned his head […]

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WorkSafe joins Young Farmer of the Year Competition

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe joins Young Farmer of the Year Competition

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 15 February 2019 WorkSafe New Zealand has today announced a partnership with the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie says the partnership will connect New Zealand’s future farming leaders with health and safety in an engaging setting, build rapport with rural communities and help create […]

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Response to Miriam Dean Review recommendations published

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Response to Miriam Dean Review recommendations published

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 15/02/19 A report detailing our responses to an independent review of dispute resolution processes is now available. ACC’s responses to an independent review of dispute resolution processes Work to implement the recommendations of the review by Miriam Dean QC is part of wider, and on-going changes we’re making to […]

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Work-related health update – February 2019

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Work-related health update – February 2019

Source: Worksafe New Zealand Adventure activity notification Asbestos removal Electrical and gas Major Hazard Facilities Hazardous work Occupational diseases Extractives Petroleum Geothermal Raise a health or safety concern                                                        […]

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E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says job cuts affecting 11 technicians who service Chorus’s copper network in Northland may be the start of sweeping changes to the way the network is maintained. The job cuts were announced today and E tū understands Visionstream, which is contracted by Chorus to run the Northland network is set […]

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Senior doctors welcome new Medical Council Chair

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome new Medical Council Chair

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union welcomes the election of Dr Curtis Walker as the Medical Council’s new chair. The Medical Council of New Zealand announced yesterday that Dr Walker, a renal and general physician at MidCentral District Health Board, is to take over the role from Auckland surgeon Andrew Connolly […]

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CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today oral submissions begin on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and the Council of Trade Unions is one of the first off the blocks to support this law at Select Committee. “We all know that Kiwis believe in fairness. This Bill will make New Zealand a fairer place […]

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Worker injured due to substandard machine guarding

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Worker injured due to substandard machine guarding

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 12 February 2019 Toilet paper manufacturer Cottonsoft Ltd received a sentencing decision in the Manukau District Court yesterday after a worker was hurt on inadequately guarded machinery. The sentencing followed a January 2017 incident where the worker sustained crush injuries, degloving and lacerations after his arms were caught in rollers. He […]

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Health related prosecution shines spotlight on work health risks

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Health related prosecution shines spotlight on work health risks

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 12 February 2019 A recent health-related prosecution of an Ashburton animal feed producer for failing to manage the risk of dust exposure has shone a spotlight on the need to manage work-related health risks. Precision Animal Supplements Ltd (PAS) manufactures a range of mineral pellets for cattle. A hammer mill, a […]

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Airborne invasion

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Airborne invasion

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 12 February 2019 Confused about how to tackle airborne health risks? Philippa Gibson offers a simple management model and notes some common errors. The common refrain is that health risk management is hard – harder than safety risk management. I want to challenge that belief – it’s different but not harder. […]

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Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists When Health Minister David Clark was publicly criticised for dropping a requirement on his health ministry to publish the results of a set of narrow and misleading health targets in public hospitals, I defended him. The Minister’s decision to drop this reporting showed a willingness to engage in a […]

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IDEA members to vote on strike action – E tū

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on IDEA members to vote on strike action – E tū

Source: Etu Union IDEA support and administration member are meeting this month in a series of nationwide meetings to vote on possible industrial action. Nearly 3000 union members are eligible to attend the meetings which will receive an update on the negotiations which started in December. The strike vote comes after IDEA pushed for cuts […]

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Labour statistics show more effort from government required

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour statistics show more effort from government required

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming signs today, in the Labour Market Statistics, of stronger pay rises coming through but says there is a long way still to go. “It is good to see a strong rise in the average wage over the last year, and that […]

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Living Wage for Westpac

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Living Wage for Westpac

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU SThe Council of Trade Unions is welcoming growing awareness in the business sector that lifting incomes is a priority, with today’s announcement that Westpac will be an accredited Living Wage employer. “It’s good to see that at least some parts of the business sector are recognising that low […]

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DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members employed by hospital contractor, OCS have voted to strike over the company’s failure to agree the same pay deal for them as directly employed DHB workers covered by the new DHB MECA, settled just before Christmas. The affected members, who work at Hawkes Bay DHB and Wairarapa DHB voted […]

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Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Health bosses have under-estimated both the level of support for the ongoing strikes by resident (junior) doctors and the impact on hospital specialists who are shouldering heavy workloads as a result,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Resident medical officers (RMOs) who […]

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Timber company fined after two workers sustain serious injuries

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Timber company fined after two workers sustain serious injuries

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 1 February 2019 Two similar health and safety failings within three months have cost Rotorua timber company Claymark Limited over $680,000 in fines, reparations and costs. WorkSafe says that one serious injury on a company’s watch is bad enough, but that a second in close succession shows an unacceptable approach to […]

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Miller appointed Chair of ACC Investment Committee

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Miller appointed Chair of ACC Investment Committee

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 04/02/19 Experienced board director James Miller has been appointed Chair of the ACC Board Investment Committee effective from 1 February, ACC Board Chair Dame Paula Rebstock announced today. Mr Miller has been an ACC Board member since 2013 and a member of the Board Investment Committee during that time. […]

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