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IDEA Services dispute escalates: 12-hour strike Sunday – E tū

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on IDEA Services dispute escalates: 12-hour strike Sunday – E tū

Source: Etu Union A 12 hour strike this Sunday by care and support workers at IDEA Services will go ahead after two days of failed mediation this week. The workers will be striking from 8.30am to 8.30pm. Three thousand E tū members are affected by the dispute which has been running for eight months and […]

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E tū: screen production bargaining rights welcomed – E tū

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū: screen production bargaining rights welcomed – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū welcomes the Government’s commitment to legislation which will allow film and television contractors to bargain collectively. Currently, most workers in New Zealand’s screen sector are contractors without employment rights, including the right to negotiate working conditions collectively. Workers were legally robbed of this right in 2010, after the Key Government […]

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E tū: screen production bargaining rights welcomed – E tū

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū: screen production bargaining rights welcomed – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū welcomes the Government’s commitment to legislation which will allow film and television contractors to bargain collectively. Currently, most workers in New Zealand’s screen sector are contractors without employment rights, including the right to negotiate working conditions collectively. Workers were legally robbed of this right in 2010, after the Key Government […]

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E tū welcomes Air NZ move on Tā moko, tattoos – E tū

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Air NZ move on Tā moko, tattoos – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tu’s Head of Aviation, Savage, has welcomed Air New Zealand’s move to allow employees to display Tā moko and other appropriate tattoos. Savage says while the tattoo issue has not been a central aspect of the union’s discussions with Air New Zealand it still important. “For the last two years we’ve […]

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Fourth assault on hospital security guard – E tū

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fourth assault on hospital security guard – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says a fourth assault on a hospital security guard has raised the alarm over health and safety for security guards at the Waikato and Canterbury DHBs. Both contract out security services to a private company, Allied Security. The latest assault – the fourth serious assault this year – involved a […]

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Strike five Friday for E tū IDEA Services members – E tū

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike five Friday for E tū IDEA Services members – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers supporting New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities at IDEA Services will strike again tomorrow for one hour from 8.30am in support of their employment agreement negotiations. The nationwide strike will be the fifth in two months and follows a bid by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, to cut working conditions. […]

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Assault exposes serious Health and Safety issues – E tū

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Assault exposes serious Health and Safety issues – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says its inquiries have revealed glaring deficiencies for security guards, in the health and safety processes of the Waikato District Health Board and its security contractor, Allied Security. E tū Senior organiser, Iriaka Rauhihi says media bans imposed on the guards by Allied have compounded matters, by denying the guards […]

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Muzzled and broken: family speaks out – E tū

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Muzzled and broken: family speaks out – E tū

Source: Etu Union The children of the security guard assaulted and seriously injured at Waikato Hospital have criticised Allied Security and the Waikato District Health Board for failing to keep her safe. The guard suffered a broken arm and required surgery for multiple facial fractures after the assault. “It was a pretty big shock. I […]

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IDEA strike four – info for members – E tū

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on IDEA strike four – info for members – E tū

Source: Etu Union Why Friday’s strike at IDEA is going ahead Dear members, Last Friday, we held our eighth day of bargaining with IDEA. The good news is management didn’t walk out like they did last time and we were able to present them with nearly 700 personalised messages from members (the ‘wanted’ posters) to […]

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Strike four Friday for E tū IDEA Services members – E tū

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike four Friday for E tū IDEA Services members – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers supporting New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities at IDEA Services will strike tomorrow for one hour from 8.30am in support of their employment agreement negotiations. The nationwide strike will be the fourth in the past two months and follows a bid by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, to cut working […]

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E tū welcomes Local Democracy Reporter scheme – E tū

By   /  May 27, 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 welcomes Local Democracy Reporter scheme – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists, has welcomed the announcement today of a $1million pilot scheme to improve local news reporting. The scheme, dubbed the Local Democracy Reporting Service, will see 8 journalists hired to report on publicly funded bodies such as councils, council committees, community boards, District Health Boards, council-owned enterprises, […]

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Statement on behalf of E tū members employed at Parliament – E tū

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Statement on behalf of E tū members employed at Parliament – E tū

Source: Etu Union We broadly support the findings and recommendations of Debbie Francis’ independent review into Bullying and Harassment in the New Zealand Parliamentary Workplace. We want to thank staff for taking the difficult and brave step of making their voices heard in this review.  The report highlights the unique and high-pressure environment of this […]

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E tū: Waikato Hospital assault tip of iceberg – E tū

By   /  May 17, 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: Waikato Hospital assault tip of iceberg – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says the serious assault on a security guard at Waikato Hospital this week is the tip of the iceberg and it’s time to end the use of security contractors who don’t provide adequate training, support and safe staffing. Today, our injured member is out of the hospital’s High Dependency Unit […]

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Strike three at IDEA – and we’re out – E tū

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike three at IDEA – and we’re out – E tū

Source: Etu Union When IDEA management walked out of mediation last week they left us with no option but to go ahead with l Monday’s strike from 3.30 to 4.30. We had hoped they would have stayed and negotiated but they didn’t.  So now members are on strike again for one hour –  this Monday […]

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DHB, Allied Security fail assaulted security guard – E tū

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on DHB, Allied Security fail assaulted security guard – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says Allied Security and the Waikato DHB failed in their duty to protect a hospital security guard who suffered serious injuries in an assault at Waikato Hospital early on Wednesday morning. The guard was injured after she stepped in to protect nursing staff. E tū Waikato senior organiser, Iriaka Rauhihi, […]

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E tū stands up for a ‘Just Transition’ – E tū

By   /  May 15, 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 stands up for a ‘Just Transition’ – E tū

Source: Etu Union Jacinda Ardern is correct when she says the world is moving on towards lower-carbon emissions and away from dependence on fossil fuels. There are internationally recognised carbon change targets and New Zealand’s coalition government is committed to aligning with those and being carbon-neutral (achieving net zero emission of carbon) by 2050. The coalition […]

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Changes to secondary tax – what you need to know – E tū

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes to secondary tax – what you need to know – E tū

Source: Etu Union The Government is making it easier to pay the right amount of tax when you work more than one job. Now, when IRD collects tax they will check you are paying the right amount. If something needs to change they will contact you. They might give you a new tax code or […]

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Chorus Downer decision welcome – E tū

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Chorus Downer decision welcome – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū welcomes today’s announcement by Chorus that Downer has secured the maintenance contracts for Chorus’s copper and fibre network outside Auckland and Northland. Downer’s win comes at the expense of contracting company, Broadspectrum which formerly shared the work, but has now lost its contracts.   “Downer is a highly experienced infrastructure […]

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E tū: Summit kickstarts Just Transition debate – E tū

By   /  May 8, 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: Summit kickstarts Just Transition debate – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is looking forward to attending the Just Transition Summit in New Plymouth which begins tomorrow. The union has a team of eight regional delegates as well as senior officials and executive members attending the Summit, which follows months of work by the Taranaki community on a draft roadmap for the […]

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Strike action by Access Community co-ordinators – E tū

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike action by Access Community co-ordinators – E tū

Source: Etu Union OUR WORK MATTERS: Access Community health coordinators, contact centre workers and administrators to take industrial action Workers who co-ordinate the home support of over 20,000 aged, injured and disabled people across New Zealand have voted to take industrial action in total frustration at their employer’s refusal to raise their wages. Despite playing […]

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