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Wage growth still moderate, better rules needed to catch Kiwis up

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wage growth still moderate, better rules needed to catch Kiwis up

“Wage growth was still slow over the last year, and though for some it picked up a little from the year before, it is uneven,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the Labour Markets (Income) statistics released by Statistics New Zealand this morning. Average hourly wages grew 3.1% in the year to June, more […]

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Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average hourly gender pay imbalance is 13.9%, up […]

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CTU celebrates equal pay settlement for education support workers

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU celebrates equal pay settlement for education support workers

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs. “Today’s settlement is huge affirmation of the work of these women. Their work has been […]

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Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

Source: Etu Union Members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, 15 August. Members will walk off the job from 7am in protest over the break down in their pay talks. An overtime ban has been in place at the Otahuhu site since Friday. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe […]

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New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

By   /  August 13, 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 New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 13 August 2018 Steve Ellis has been appointed to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. Steve is a returning member and brings with him not only a wealth of experience in the quarrying sector but also a strong passion and commitment to health and safety and training and upskilling to […]

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Mates & Dates: “It’s something we need to talk about”

By   /  August 13, 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 Mates & Dates: “It’s something we need to talk about”

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 13/08/18 [embedded content] Sexual violence in New Zealand is a significant problem. We need to come together and create a comprehensive approach to tackle it, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We developed the Mates & Dates programme to offer one approach to combatting this issue. By teaching young people […]

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New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. The new policy will help get young Kiwis into apprenticeships by subsidising wages paid to 18-24 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months […]

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French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded

Source: Unite Union New Zealand French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded The following is a release from the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) who had a member aboard the second  flotilla boat, “FREEDOM”  boarded illegally by Israeli forces in the last few days.   “The CGT protests […]

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Maori TV members strike today – E tū

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Maori TV members strike today – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Maori TV are on strike as of 6am this morning for 24 hours. The members will be picketing this morning outside Maori TV’s South Auckland studios from 10 am. The strike follows the failure of the company to settle members’ Collective Agreement, after talks last Thursday collapsed. “We […]

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Nurses’ pay deal welcomed by senior doctors

By   /  August 7, 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 Nurses’ pay deal welcomed by senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Senior doctors welcome today’s news of a pay deal reached with nurses and congratulate this group of health professionals on their perseverance and determination,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on today’s announcement by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation […]

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Unions congratulate FIRST members on Bunnings win

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Unions congratulate FIRST members on Bunnings win

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were proud of FIRST members for standing together for better pay as part of their ‘Worth It’ campaign. The latest campaign success is a better offer to members working at Bunnings of $20.55 an hour, a lift […]

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Meet ‘Jules’ our business customer chatbot

By   /  August 7, 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 Meet ‘Jules’ our business customer chatbot

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 06/08/18 Hello New Zealand! I’m Jules, ACC’s first Artificial Intelligence chatbot. I’ve been brought online to answer questions about invoices and to free up my human colleagues for more of the difficult ones. I can help business customers 24 hours a day with questions like: • What if I’m […]

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Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

By   /  August 2, 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 Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Legislated health targets would be a clunky, heavy-handed way to monitor public hospitals and could end up putting patients at risk,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “If they were made a legal requirement, then governments would need to ensure a requirement […]

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Workplace bullying and harrassment

By   /  August 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 Workplace bullying and harrassment

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 2 August 2018 Workplace bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) is a serious issue for New Zealand. Studies suggest that up to one in three workers report experiencing some form of bullying or harassment each year. Bullying and harassment allegations or concerns often involve employment relations issues. The Employment Relations Act […]

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ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

By   /  August 2, 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 ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s medical advisors have called off planned strikes as significant progress has been made on two issues greatly concerning them,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS represents most of the medical advisors employed by ACC, who provide specialised medical […]

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Find trusted advisers for healthier and safer workplaces

By   /  August 1, 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 Find trusted advisers for healthier and safer workplaces

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 31/07/18 We’re proud to help fund a national health and safety register for businesses, a first in New Zealand. The HASANZ Register is a one-stop shop to find reliable, quality health and safety advice and services. The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) developed the register with […]

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Rising wages show Government’s ability to deliver better lives

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rising wages show Government’s ability to deliver better lives

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard today welcomed the news that wages are finally being actively lifted out of long-term stagnation with the release of new data today by Statistics New Zealand. “It’s by design,” he said. “Just like our economic settings were deliberately designed by the […]

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E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is sounding the alarm over a second incident involving the boiler at AFFCO’s Moerewa meat works, which was involved in an incident earlier this month, resulting in a boilerman being seriously injured. The man is being treated for serious burns in Middlemore Hospital. E tū organiser, Annie Tothill says workers […]

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Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements

By   /  August 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 Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 1 August 2018 New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying came into force on 1 August 2018. The key amendments: detail the requirements for a Certificate of Competence (CoC) as a manager to manage the quarrying operation specified (site specific CoC) define ‘workings’ of relevant types of mine, […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass

By   /  July 31, 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 accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 31 July 2018 We have accepted an enforceable undertaking from glass supply and glazing company Woods Glass (New Zealand) Limited, following an incident in January 2017 when a worker’s leg was crushed in machinery. The worker was injured when the glass cutting machine he was working with jammed.  The worker climbed […]

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