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Time running out to make voting easy

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Time running out to make voting easy

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Time running out to make voting easy Time is running out for people wanting to make voting easy in the 23 September general election.  Around 450,000 eligible New Zealanders still haven’t enrolled to vote and more than half of them are under 30. “Make voting easy […]

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Justice for Pike a step closer  

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Justice for Pike a step closer  

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Justice for Pike a step closer   Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step closer for the […]

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60,000 voters gone, no address

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 60,000 voters gone, no address

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: 60,000 voters gone, no address 60,000 voters could miss out on voting in the September General Election after their enrolment update packs were returned marked “gone no address”. Enrolment update packs were sent to 3.15 million enrolled voters at the end of June to check their […]

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National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support Today the Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working women, is calling on all women in Parliament to vote for women and vote against the first reading of the Government’s Employment (Pay […]

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One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear The power of publicly funded tertiary education to change lives and transform communities is confirmed today by a collection of personal stories told by those who know just how important public tertiary education is to them, their whānau, […]

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Labour market statistics bleak

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour market statistics bleak

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour market statistics bleak Figures out today from Stats New Zealand tell a bleak story about the labour market. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, “Too many people are still unemployed and looking for more work – and nothing has been done about it.” […]

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Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of […]

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Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s promise puts future of public tertiary education on the ballot paper Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future […]

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Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The ‘Guidance on closing the pay gap’ released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. “Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the fight for equal pay, and more recently in the Care […]

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Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. ‘This plan demonstrates a real and positive alternative to the Government’s budget and gives people a real choice when they […]

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Green infrastructure plan welcome 

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green infrastructure plan welcome 

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green infrastructure plan welcome  Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, the CTU said today. Green […]

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Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Employment, General staff, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Cutting nearly 200 support staff puts Otago Uni’s world-class reputation at risk Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing […]

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MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: MPs must not rush debate on huge change to tertiary education funding MPs must not rush debate on a change of law that would give for-profit tertiary education companies equal funding to universities, polytechnics and wānanga, more than one-hundred students, academics, general staff and union representatives have […]

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Did you get your enrolment update pack?

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Did you get your enrolment update pack?

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Did you get your enrolment update pack? Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in this year’s General Election. 3.15 million personalised enrolment packs have been sent to […]

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Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people Labour’s launch today of their Workplace Relations Policy is being celebrated by working people as innovative, future focused and fair. “We are excited to see Labour’s commitment to introduce Fair Pay Agreements which would set […]

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Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Lincoln University, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers must commit to properly funding Telford takeover Before signing-off on an agreement for Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre to take-over the Telford division of Lincoln University, Ministers must make sure a properly funded long-term plan is put in place to ensure continued provision of training opportunities in […]

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ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blog, In the news, Information, Maritime Union of New Zealand, Media Releases, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work

MIL OSI – Source: Maritime Union of New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: ITF unions meet to shape the Future of Work The unions, from every region of the world, are in the frontline of the ITF’s work to ensure a just transition for workers by shaping new ways of working, such as automation and platform […]

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Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together Finally some progress was made today to provide some certainly for Wellington’s bus drivers. Today the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) chairperson Chris Laidlaw committed, during the meeting, to bring together […]

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Packs go out to 3.15m voters

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Packs go out to 3.15m voters

MIL OSI – Source: Electoral Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Packs go out to 3.15m voters More than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General Election. The personalised enrolment update packs are being sent to all enrolled voters and will […]

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Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy? Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing […]

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