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Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

By   /  April 18, 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 Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Government’s response falls well short of what is needed. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has written to acknowledge the […]

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E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement – E tū

By   /  April 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 E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the biggest private sector union in New Zealand, is very disappointed that the Government will not adopt any of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on introducing a capital gains tax (CGT). Annie Newman, E tū’s National Director of Campaigns, says that this development is a step backwards in the much-needed […]

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Incident a lesson for farmers who own stock loading ramps

By   /  April 18, 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 Incident a lesson for farmers who own stock loading ramps

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 18 April 2019 A truck driver was left with a skull fracture and significant head injuries after a stock loading ramp used to unload sheep from a truck fell on him in October 2017 when its winch system failed. A truck driver was left with a skull fracture and significant head […]

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Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?

Source: Employment New Zealand There are some employment questions that regularly arise over the Easter and ANZAC holidays. See the answers. Over the Easter and ANZAC holidays, some employment questions that regularly arise are: Do employees have to work if their employer asks them to? At what rates should employees be paid? Are shops allowed […]

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Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead

Source: Employment New Zealand Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues found in their supply chain, and is calling for other large companies to do the same. Employment Services General Manager George Mason says it is appropriate that Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues […]

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Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s announcement that the Government will not be supporting a Capital Gains tax is “hugely disappointing” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Working people need a fairer New Zealand, a place where we can all thrive. Ensuring that everyone contributes their share is a key part of that. A […]

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Avoiding injury can be as easy as reading instruction manuals thoroughly

By   /  April 17, 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 Avoiding injury can be as easy as reading instruction manuals thoroughly

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 16 April 2019 Reading instruction manuals thoroughly before working with complex machinery is an easy way to avoid serious injury, WorkSafe says. In a decision released by the Dunedin District Court last week, Southern District Health Board and Fire and Mech Contracting Limited were fined, after a worker’s arm was crushed […]

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Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

By   /  April 16, 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 congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Hospital midwives are to be congratulated for successfully negotiating a safer staffing accord – and now it’s the turn of hospital specialists to have a similar agreement with the Government to address the serious workforce issues they’re dealing with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Phew!

By   /  April 16, 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 Phew!

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Phew is the reaction from Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) to the news that the Employment Relations Authority will undertake a ‘facilitation’ of the long-running toxic industrial dispute between the 20 district health boards (DHBs) and the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) representing […]

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Senior doctors pleased health review chief understands importance of workforce

By   /  April 16, 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 pleased health review chief understands importance of workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists A focus on workforce in the Health and Disability System Review has been welcomed by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), but it cautions against any unsettling industrial changes. In an interview with The Specialist, the quarterly magazine produced by ASMS, review panel Chair Heather Simpson suggests it […]

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Passing of the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill

By   /  April 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 Passing of the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 15/04/2019 People who choose to work past retirement age, and the families of people working overseas will benefit from changes in the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill, which was passed by Parliament last week. The Bill helps to address a number of gaps in the Scheme to help keep the […]

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WorkSafe welcomes new Construction Sector Accord

By   /  April 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 welcomes new Construction Sector Accord

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 15 April 2019 WorkSafe is welcoming an initiative with the construction industry which will include a focus on the critical areas of health, safety and wellbeing. The Construction Sector Accord was announced yesterday by Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa. The Accord is a partnership between the Government and construction […]

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Whangarei sushi bar must pay $28,000 for employment law breaches

By   /  April 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Whangarei sushi bar must pay $28,000 for employment law breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand Following a Labour Inspectorate sting on sushi bars in Whangarei in May, Dayon Trading Limited has been ordered to pay $28,000 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). The Inspectorate found Dayon Trading Limited failed to pay 11 employees minimum wage and holiday entitlements, or keep proper wage, time, holiday […]

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Inspectorate says no more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Inspectorate says no more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

Source: Employment New Zealand Businesses in NZ are being warned by the Labour Inspectorate about disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’ following a nationwide investigation that revealed some concerning practices. “Businesses cannot evade their obligations as employers by calling their workers volunteers and then simply rewarding them with a bed in a dormitory, food and Wi-Fi […]

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Company fined after worker fatally injured by steel beam

By   /  April 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 Company fined after worker fatally injured by steel beam

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 12 April 2019 A structural steelwork company was fined $250,000 yesterday after a heavy steel beam fatally injured a worker. Pegasus Engineering Limited was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court yesterday following the fatal incident in June 2017 in Rolleston. In the incident a worker was moving steel beams from work […]

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The Safety Dance: Our data on dancing-related injuries

By   /  April 12, 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 The Safety Dance: Our data on dancing-related injuries

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 12/04/2019 Dancing: it’s fun to watch, and even more fun to do. It’s also the seventh most popular recreational activity in New Zealand. And it’s no wonder, given its positive benefits for physical, mental, and social wellbeing. With a new season of Dancing with the Stars New Zealand comes […]

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CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis need to know that this Labour led Government is built on foundations of fairness,” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. “Supporting a fairer tax system is the right thing to do. Implementing a CGT (Capital Gains Tax) will make our tax system fairer. In addition there are […]

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DHBs urged to address hospital specialist burnout

By   /  April 10, 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 DHBs urged to address hospital specialist burnout

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Stress, fatigue, and overwork are taking a toll on New Zealand’s public hospital specialists and District Health Boards need to do much more to support them, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director Ian Powell says. Research conducted by ASMS in 2016 revealed a 50% burnout rate among […]

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More questions than answers

By   /  April 8, 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 More questions than answers

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report has laudable aims but lacks detail about implementation and side-lines those who work in the sector, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Published in ASMS magazine The Specialist on page 17-18, Mr […]

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Opinion: Why IDEA Services members are striking – E tū

By   /  April 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 Opinion: Why IDEA Services members are striking – E tū

Source: Etu Union By Nic Corrigan Most IDEA Services residential staff are physically at work between 50-70 hours a week. This includes weekends, evening and overnights.  Staff will often go that extra mile and even work in other towns away from home, to help out when there isn’t anyone else to fill a shift.  And […]

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