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DHB MECA update

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on DHB MECA update

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media Statement                                        18 July 2018                                          NZNO and DHB MECA negotiations update The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington yesterday to explore options to settle the current employment negotiations for the DHB Multi-Employer Collective Agreement for Midwives and Nurses. The NZNO and DHBs […]

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ACC medical advisors on strike today

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on ACC medical advisors on strike today

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a […]

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Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like […]

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More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Breastfeeding senior doctors returning to paid work in public hospitals after parental leave need suitable facilities and enough time to express milk or feed their babies, as well as supportive colleagues and managers,” says Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal Analyst (Policy & Research) at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists […]

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LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is welcoming the decision of the Court of Appeal to turn down an appeal application from global airline catering company LSG SkyChefs, cementing an important legal victory for New Zealand workers. Last year, the Employment Court ruled that hundreds of labour hire workers working in LSG SkyChef’s catering operation were […]

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E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

Source: Etu Union The union, E tū says the announcement of job losses at Nestle’s factory at Wiri in Auckland has come as a “bolt from the blue”. The union has about 200 members at the plant, where up to 55 workers could lose their jobs after Nestle reached a provisional agreement to sell its […]

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Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. Treen says it is “a great honour to be asked to participate and a chance to deepen solidarity between […]

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Survey shows public support for pay equity as pledge is launched

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Survey shows public support for pay equity as pledge is launched

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) Survey shows public support for pay equity as pledge is launched  11 July 2018 Research into public attitudes shows strong support for ending the historic underpayment of teacher aides and early childhood educators, who are working towards pay equity settlements. NZEI Te Riu Roa commissioned The Navigators to undertake the research. 91% of the 1015 […]

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$21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on $21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed a decision by the Employment Relations Authority that the sacking of its member, Caro McFadden by Nelson’s Gateway Trust was unjustified. The Authority awarded Caro a total of $21,594.00 – including $6594.49 for lost wages and holiday pay, as well as $15,000 for humiliation, loss of dignity and […]

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Members vote online and reject DHB offer

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Members vote online and reject DHB offer

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media Release                                                                        10 July 2018 Nursing and Midwifery DHB MECA rejected The democratic, online voting process run by Electionz.com has resulted in the majority of members voting to reject the latest proposed DHB Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement offer. Voter turnout was very high and the result […]

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ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s proposal to disestablish over 100 jobs in its clinical services directorate is unlawful and causing unnecessary stress for affected staff,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS has sought an urgent injunction from the Employment Relations Authority to stop […]

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Support for staff taking on extra responsibilities

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Support for staff taking on extra responsibilities

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Advice from PPTA’s intrepid field officers on management units and allowances. Jo had recently taken on a number of new responsibilities, and was struggling under the weight of the additional workload. While talking to Beth over a cup of soothing hot water, Jo commented that she found it hard […]

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Teacher shortages “a perfect storm” – principals

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teacher shortages “a perfect storm” – principals

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) An annual survey of secondary school principals has found schools across the country are experiencing some of the worst teacher shortages since surveys began. New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris says there is a perfect storm happening in education right now, and our young people are bearing […]

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Paid union meetings cross generations

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Paid union meetings cross generations

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Counties Manukau regional Network of Establishing Teachers representative Stephanie Lowe and Craig McFarlane, a maths teacher with decades of experience, share their perspectives on the issues teachers face. Stephanie Low and Craig McFarlane experienced recent Paid Union Meetings (PUMs) from opposite ends of the spectrum. Stephanie as a representative […]

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Claim overwhelmingly endorsed in Paid Union Meetings

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Claim overwhelmingly endorsed in Paid Union Meetings

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Secondary teachers are united in their expectations for collective agreement negotiations PPTA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the main claims they will be taking into negotiations with the government later this year. Paid Union Meetings (PUMs) were held throughout the country for all teachers covered by the Secondary […]

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Bringing out the best and changing lives

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bringing out the best and changing lives

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) As part of our Bring out the Best campaign we asked people to share their stories about secondary teachers who made a difference in their lives. Here are just a few. “My chemistry teacher in year 12 and 13 was the best teacher I have ever had (many of […]

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“Inspiring” rallies around the country as 4000 public servants take strike action

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on “Inspiring” rallies around the country as 4000 public servants take strike action

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Thousands of PSA members around New Zealand walked off the job today in the first co-ordinated strike action in the public service for many years. More than 4000 members at Inland Revenue (IR) and the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) held a two-hour strike in towns and cities […]

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Penalising part-time teachers is a gender pay gap issue

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Penalising part-time teachers is a gender pay gap issue

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA member Amy Paulussen says paying part-time teachers less for equivalent work than their full-time counterparts is evidence of how the gender pay gap has sneaked into the state sector. This article was first published in the Spinoff Parents I recently returned to teaching. I’m not going to lie, […]

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Support for teachers from all walks of life

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Support for teachers from all walks of life

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA general secretary Michael Stevenson attended last month’s Canterbury Education Summit organised by education minister Chris Hipkins. He shares his experience with PPTA News. When I first saw the list of guest speakers, I thought the door was being left wide open for teacher bashing and a ‘schools can […]

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“Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on “Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

Source: Unite Union New Zealand In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Workers are being told they […]

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