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WES and BEI explained

By   /  December 13, 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 WES and BEI explained

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 13 December 2018 Earlier this year we consulted on proposed changes to 15 Workplace Exposure Standards (WES) and 17 biological exposure indices (BEI) as part of ongoing WorkSafe consultation on, and review of, chemicals and their effects on workers. You may know about WES and BEI or heard other people talk […]

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Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

By   /  December 13, 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 Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Economist Bill Rosenberg applauded the new approach to Government Budgets, as described in the Budget Policy Statement this afternoon, for taking into account the wellbeing of working people and their families. “Fiscal responsibility is much more than balancing the financial position of the […]

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Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

Source: Etu Union After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. Talks concluded at Air NZ HQ at 10pm tonight. As a result, the three one-day strike notices on 21, 22, and 23 December have been lifted. The members core aims […]

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Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

Source: Etu Union After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. Talks concluded at Air NZ HQ at 10pm tonight. As a result, the three one-day strike notices on 21, 22, and 23 December have been lifted. The members core aims […]

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Air NZ strike details: three days from 21 Dec – E tū

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Air NZ strike details: three days from 21 Dec – E tū

Source: Etu Union The unions representing Air New Zealand Engineering and Logistics workers confirm that last week they issued three full-day strike notices for 21, 22, and 23 December. Last week union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in response to the company’s low offer and requests for cuts to sick leave and […]

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Resolution of Dispute with AHS

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Resolution of Dispute with AHS

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Resolution of dispute with AHS Unite has been supporting a number of workers who have complained they have been underpaid, worked long hours and had inadequate breaks. Whilst these workers worked at the Grand Mercure Wellington, they were employed by AHS Hospitality and not by the hotel. The hotel had […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Canterbury. The successful applicant will be based in our Christchurch office but will also have responsibility for members working members in Marlborough, Tasman and West Coast regions. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector […]

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Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. Twenty-one doctors at Iwi health provider practices in Porirua, Cannons Creek, Titahi Bay and Newtown […]

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Fires on mining equipment

By   /  December 7, 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 Fires on mining equipment

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 7 December 2018 This technical bulletin highlights the importance of inspection and maintenance to reduce fire risks in all plant and equipment in extractive operations. Background Worksafe’s High Hazard Unit has recently been notified of a series of events involving fires starting on plant in the extractives sector. Most of these incidents have been […]

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Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E tū

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E tū

Source: Etu Union Aviation unions say they are very disappointed with the misleading information released by Air New Zealand in response to a strike notice by its aviation engineers. The engineers and logistics workers have voted to issue strike notices in response to Air New Zealand’s demands for cuts to their conditions. Air New Zealand […]

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At Sistema, all we want for Christmas is a fair deal – E tū

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on At Sistema, all we want for Christmas is a fair deal – E tū

Source: Etu Union Sistema workers have walked off the job again. The workers came off the job for the 5th time at 9pm last night in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Shreta Kumar, an assembly worker who normally works 60 hours a week says, “This is really hard for many of us low […]

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Forklift incident a reminder for companies to learn from their mistakes

By   /  December 6, 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 Forklift incident a reminder for companies to learn from their mistakes

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 6 December 2018 Mistakes must be learnt from says WorkSafe after a freight company was sentenced in the Auckland District Court last week. PBT Transport Limited was fined $250,000 following an incident in September 2016 where a worker sustained back injuries, after the freight cage he was working in fell three […]

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GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Twenty-one doctors at five Iwi health provider practices will take the first ever strike action by New Zealand general practitioners tomorrow (Friday) after efforts to avert the strike failed. “This could have been avoided if the employer, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, which runs Ora Toa Health, allowed its […]

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Reverse profile diving

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Economy, Employment Issues, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Reverse profile diving

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand 6 December 2018 This bulletin provides guidance about reverse profile diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). It updates information first shared by DIAG in 2017. Introduction WorkSafe consulted with DIAG to determine whether reverse profile diving […]

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Bounce diving

By   /  December 6, 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 Bounce diving

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 6 December 2018 This bulletin provides guidance about bounce diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). Introduction WorkSafe consulted with DIAG to determine whether bounce diving is a suitable practice for an occupational diver. What is bounce diving? Bounce diving […]

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Use of underwater thermal cutting equipment in occupational diving

By   /  December 6, 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 Use of underwater thermal cutting equipment in occupational diving

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 6 December 2018 This bulletin provides guidance about the use of underwater thermal cutting equipment during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). Introduction WorkSafe consulted with DIAG to determine whether SCUBA and SSBA are suitable breathing systems for an occupational diver […]

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Moving ahead on changes for improved service for injured Kiwis

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Moving ahead on changes for improved service for injured Kiwis

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 06/12/18 [embedded content] Earlier this year we sought feedback from our people on a range of possible changes to the way we do things to improve our customers’ experience with us. Following a period of consultation, we’ve decided to move ahead with these changes. Improving your care and recovery […]

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Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says the Health Minister needs to get off the fence over the issue of a safe staffing accord for hospital specialists. “The Minister doesn’t seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation for hospital specialists,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Victory for working people in New Zealand

By   /  December 5, 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 Victory for working people in New Zealand

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Victory for working people in New Zealand The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. “This law allows Kiwis […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings

By   /  December 5, 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 WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 5 December 2018 WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited, following an incident at the Cromwell Transfer Station in June 2016 where a worker fell into the waste hopper and sustained serious injuries. The worker, employed by Trojan Holdings, was assisting a truck driver to empty […]

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