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Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments 

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments 

MIL OSI – Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today. “Our economy is completely out of balance. Too many families are struggling to pay the bills. The […]

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Identify and address fall from heights hazards

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Identify and address fall from heights hazards

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Identify and address fall from heights hazards Providing the right tools for the job is paramount for workers working at height to avoid life-changing injuries, says WorkSafe New Zealand. Two workers were doing fire alarm installation work for Ask Metro Fire Ltd when one […]

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Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate Increasing agriculture worker involvement in health and safety decision-making could bring the on-farm injury rate down, according to WorkSafe New Zealand. WorkSafe’s April 2012-March 2015 farm sector analysis shows farm assistants, labourers and agricultural workers […]

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Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector […]

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Lack of systems key to worker’s death

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Lack of systems key to worker’s death

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lack of systems key to worker’s death WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must actively identify and control risks that could kill or maim their workers. In the Christchurch District Court, Sullivan Packaging Ltd was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 […]

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Rising to the challenge of removing risk

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Rising to the challenge of removing risk

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rising to the challenge of removing risk Eliminating risks can be difficult, but by trusting staff and looking outside the box Vector’s OnGas division has successfully done just that. The company won WorkSafe’s category at last night’s Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety […]

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acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Clarification: acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ. Under the Health and Safety […]

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Small Fee Increase

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Small Fee Increase

MIL OSI – Source: CTU Affiliated Unions – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Small Fee Increase This year there will be a small increase in your membership fee from 1 April 2017. This is our first fee increase since 2015. ISEA policy is that from 2017 fees will increase each April by the CPI (inflation) rate for […]

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Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems Effective health and safety systems and practices in the workplace are essential to prevent harm to people while they work, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor […]

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Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems Effective health and safety systems and practices in the workplace are essential to prevent harm to people while they work, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor […]

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Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Accidents involving children on the farm peak over December and January, accounting for more […]

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Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Accidents involving children on the farm peak over December and January, accounting for more […]

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We’re taking a break… – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on We’re taking a break… – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We’re taking a break… WorkSafe’s offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016, and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017. If you need to notify us about a workplace accident or incident, you can phone […]

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Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. The end of year season seems to bring a fresh avalanche of stories about […]

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Improving safety for participants on community work – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Improving safety for participants on community work – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Improving safety for participants on community work The importance of good risk assessment and monitoring of offenders carrying out community work has been highlighted in today’s sentencing of the Corrections Department under the Health and Safety in Employment Act. The department was charged under […]

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Decision/s on review and stay of pike river improvement notices – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Decision/s on review and stay of pike river improvement notices – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Decision/s on review and stay of pike river improvement notices WorkSafe New Zealand has undertaken an internal review of two Improvement Notices placed on Solid Energy requiring work on sealing the mine to be completed by the end of November and February next year […]

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New online health and safety tool to help SMEs manage risks – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New online health and safety tool to help SMEs manage risks – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New online health and safety tool to help SMEs manage risks WorkSafe has developed a new online tool to help businesses get started with managing their workplace health and safety risks. The ‘Around the Block’ tool is animated and interactive, taking users on a […]

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Pike families deserve answers and justice

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pike families deserve answers and justice

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pike families deserve answers and justice Date:  12 November, 2016 On November 19 2010, almost 6 years ago, 29 men were killed at Pike River Mine. Their deaths were completely preventable and no person or organisation has ever been held responsible. There […]

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Working for free

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working for free

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Working for free Date:  15 November, 2016 There is 13 percent left of 2016. In New Zealand we have a pay imbalance of what men and women are paid. On average across our society men are paid 13 percent more than women. […]

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New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases

By   /  November 8, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases Date:  8 November, 2016 “The new information on prices facing different types of households released by Statistics New Zealand today means we should be even more concerned about inequalities and […]

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