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New occupational health and safety management system standard

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New occupational health and safety management system standard

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 17 October 2018 The international occupational health and safety management systems standard (OHSMS) identically adopted in New Zealand and Australia as AS/NZS ISO 45001, provides businesses with another option to reassure customers and stakeholders of their commitment to health and safety. However, businesses need to remember that legislation rather than standards […]

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Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member […]

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Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law with Equal Pay Bill

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law with Equal Pay Bill

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the passing of the first reading of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill in parliament as a critical historic step towards women accessing their right to be fairly paid. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that the Bill will enshrine the pay equity […]

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Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The decision to appoint a single chief executive to lead two Wellington region district health boards is a mistake,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on an announcement that a single chief executive would be recruited to run […]

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Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Blue Star Group’s four print shops are on a 24-hour strike today, which began at 12:01am this morning. The workers are taking industrial action after months of very little progress in their employment agreement negotiations. Their agreement expired last year. Blue Star won’t budge on several unreasonable demands, […]

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Take your health and safety systems with you

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Take your health and safety systems with you

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 9 October 2018 We’re reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations and to treat them as a priority during the move. The prompt follows the sentencing of Cardinal Logistics Limited after they appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday, […]

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Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

Source: Etu Union A report released today by the Labour Inspectorate at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed how bad the UFB fibre roll-out has been for workers employed by Chorus sub-contractors. An MBIE investigation into the industry found that 73 of the 75 Auckland-based sub-contractors investigated had breached minimum employment standards. […]

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Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  October 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Co-convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa, Laures Park said that today was the day that Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of men. “Per hour of work, […]

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First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy The Council of Trade Unions is holding today in Wellington the first ever Roundtable for government, businesses, Māori representatives, trade unions and environmentalists on a Just Transition. The Roundtable will explore how […]

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Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says the loss of 128 jobs at the Huhtamaki factory in Henderson is a devastating blow for workers there. Union Lead Organiser, Alvin Livingstone says E tū has 150 members at the packaging plant, who have yet to learn who will stay and who will go, with workers experiencing a […]

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E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says it is supportive of new government initiatives to bolster recruitment and training in the construction industry. The initiatives, announced in Auckland today, also include new visa rules to make it easier to employ skilled migrants for specific projects. E tū Industry Coordinator, Ron Angel says the plan means the […]

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Stock loading ramps

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Stock loading ramps

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 3 October 2018 This technical bulletin is for owners and users of mobile stock loading ramps. Background Mobile stock ramps are a common piece of farm equipment, used during the loading and unloading of stock. Poorly designed or maintained ramps, and poor practice using them, pose a real danger to those who use […]

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Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed for classrooms

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed for classrooms

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids. “This ‘no’ vote reflects what has been a slow-burning crisis building […]

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Inspection and certification of protective structures on forestry yarders

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Inspection and certification of protective structures on forestry yarders

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 2 October 2018 This technical bulletin clarifies inspection and certification for operator protective structures on forestry yarders. Yarder certification Yarder operator protective structures should have current certification according to the following standards: OPS: Operator Protective Structure ISO 8084: 1993 or 2003 WCB 608 SAE J 1084 FOPS: Falling Object Protective Structure ISO […]

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First school has all students trained in injury prevention

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on First school has all students trained in injury prevention

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 02/10/18 The ASB St John in Schools programme reached an historic milestone last week, with the first school to have all pupils at a school trained with injury prevention skills. All Nga Iwi School students completed their St John and ACC injury prevention module last week. In recognition of […]

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WorkSafe New Zealand and 1080

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe New Zealand and 1080

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 1 October 2018 The use of 1080 is strictly controlled in New Zealand. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is responsible for approving hazardous substances for use in New Zealand, including 1080 products. Any concerns about the approval of 1080 for use in this country should be raised with the EPA(external link). […]

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Inadequate machine guarding leads to hand amputation

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Inadequate machine guarding leads to hand amputation

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 28 September 2018 Machine guarding failures in the meat processing industry are continuing to cause life-changing injuries to workers. Alliance Group Limited appeared in the Timaru District Court on Wednesday, after an incident where an inexperienced worker’s hand was amputated in a piece of machinery in March 2017. The worker had been […]

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Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records. The breach includes subsequently failing to provide those records when requested by the Labour Inspectorate. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) found that company director Nilin Patel’s cooperation with […]

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Apology from Greater Wellington Regional Council nice, but not enough

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Apology from Greater Wellington Regional Council nice, but not enough

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) this morning welcomed the apology from the Greater Wellington Regional Council for the massive failure of Wellington’s bus network, but noted they did not appear to have a clue how to fix the problems facing bus drivers or commuters. CTU President Richard […]

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Help shape ACC levy rates for 2019-2021

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Help shape ACC levy rates for 2019-2021

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 26/09/18 All Kiwis are invited to have their say on the proposed changes to levies before the ACC Board makes its final recommendations to the ACC Minister for a decision, says ACC Board Chair, Dame Paula Rebstock. “ACC encourages everyone to make a submission on any aspect of what’s […]

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