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Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

By   /  May 23, 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 Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research, for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have conducted a detailed analysis of what the government needs to allocate to health spending in the […]

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What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

Source: Unite Union New Zealand The last round of negotiations saw huge improvements to Union Members Collective agreement with Burger King. We need to ensure that Union Members are seeing the benefits of this, so do contact us if: You’re a shift manager and there is no other fully trained shift manager to cover your […]

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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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Funding and reform needed to make Parliament a kinder workplace

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Funding and reform needed to make Parliament a kinder workplace

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA is saddened but not surprised by the Francis Review’s findings of ‘systemic’ bullying and harassment in the Parliamentary workplace. We support the review’s recommendations for the reform of the employment relationships that exist there, and better resourcing to help change the culture that contributes to bullying. “All of […]

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PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

By   /  May 21, 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 PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Minister Twyford’s announcement this morning of reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) will be a timely fix for bad legislation that has cost jobs and pay for drivers and left public transport systems broken says New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. PTOM was […]

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Our community is with us

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Our community is with us

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA president Jack Boyle gives a snapshot of what secondary teachers face as they negotiate their collective agreement. Recent weeks have seen four significant announcements in regards to the on-going negotiation of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement – the most dramatic of course the announcement of joint strike action […]

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2019 May PPTA News

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on 2019 May PPTA News

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) NETs ready for action, revolutionising maths, Schools’ Strike for Climate and more… Table of contents: Our community is with us (president’s viewpoint) p.3;Schools’ Strike for Climate p.4-5;From discouragement to certainty p.6;Mythbusting ADHD p.7;Cutting across cultural differences p.8;Support for Canterbury p.9;Laptop collection for Tonga p.9;Revolutionising the way students learn maths […]

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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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NZEI Te Riu Roa consulting with members on facilitation

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZEI Te Riu Roa consulting with members on facilitation

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 15 May 2019 NZEI Te Riu Roa primary principal and teacher members are being urgently consulted on whether their negotiating teams should return to facilitation with the Ministry of Education through the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). The Secretary for Education, Iona Holsted, requested that NZEI and the Ministry make a joint […]

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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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KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Media Release from Unite Union: KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend. Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret […]

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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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Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

By   /  May 16, 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 Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard is calling on Auckland Transport, part of Auckland Council to intervene, and “remove the suspensions which are preventing the people who keep Auckland’s trains safe, from doing their work.” “CAF, the company Auckland Transport have contracted to provide maintenance and […]

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Access Denied: Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers in unprecedented action

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Access Denied: Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers in unprecedented action

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Access Community Health has suspended workers without pay for a second time this week, in response to low-level industrial action by union members. The move comes ahead of a full day of strike action planned for Friday. In the extraordinary move Access has effectively split its workforce, suspending half the […]

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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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North Island Admin/Clerical finalise new collective agreements

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on North Island Admin/Clerical finalise new collective agreements

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA members in the North Island have ratified new collective employment agreements, following months of bargaining. “We are very pleased about the progress that has been made in bargaining for new MECAs (Multi-Employer Collective Agreements) for DHB admin and clerical workers, and welcome the long overdue pay rises for many […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent full time Organiser in the Auckland region. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, although applicants available for 30+ hours will be considered. The successful applicant will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may […]

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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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Big business attacks the low paid

By   /  May 13, 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 Big business attacks the low paid

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Access Community Health’s decision to suspend approximately 40 contact centre workers and coordinators taking part in a partial strike is draconian and reflects badly on their reputation, says NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. “The owner of Access – Green Cross – is a big business with deep pockets. In […]

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