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NZNO Young Nurse of the Year Award

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO Young Nurse of the Year Award

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) Young Nurse of the Year Award was presented at the organisation’s annual conference dinner on 19 September in Wellington. For the second time in its five-year history the Award was given to two participants because the judging panel found both nominees equally impressive. Award […]

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“Most prized” Māori health award presented

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on “Most prized” Māori health award presented

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Northland mental health nurse and advocate Moe Milne (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has been presented with the 2018 Akenehi Hei Memorial Award for her contribution to Māori mental health. Moe Milne was a psychiatric nurse specialising in Māori mental health for many years and, as kaiwhakahaere for the Health and Disability […]

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NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice environment. This year there were four recipients of the […]

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Legislation another milestone in pay equity journey

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Legislation another milestone in pay equity journey

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Legislation another milestone in pay equity journey The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it is incredibly pleased at today’s announcement that pay equity legislation has come before Parliament. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is absolutely fitting because it was 125 years ago to the very day […]

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Pasifika women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pasifika women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today marks ‘working for free day’ for Pasifika women because of the gender pay imbalance. “The latest figures out this year show that on average, per hour of work Pasifika women are paid just 68.5% of what Pākehā men receive, and 72.3% of what all men […]

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E tū welcomes High Court ruling on steel dumping – E tū

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes High Court ruling on steel dumping – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says its support for NZ Steel’s complaint of steel-dumping by China has been vindicated by a High Court ruling directing MBIE to reinvestigate. NZ Steel claimed Chinese producers of galvanised steel coil were heavily subsidised by the Chinese government and this negatively affected its business. However, in a decision last […]

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Senior doctors ask Minister to put pathology back on short supply list

By   /  September 20, 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 Senior doctors ask Minister to put pathology back on short supply list

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply. “Removing pathology from this list is a mistake and just piles more pressure onto a workforce already under […]

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PSA calls on MPI to listen more to dog handlers in Auckland

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA calls on MPI to listen more to dog handlers in Auckland

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA is calling on MPI to listen more to dog handlers at Auckland Airport who have been advocating for a longstanding roster in the Border Clearance Services/ Detector Dog Programme at Auckland Airport to be reinstated for dog handlers. “Affected PSA members at the airport have been voicing problems […]

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Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Gross Domestic Product statistics out today are further evidence that business commentators’ attempts to darken economic and political confidence are out of step with reality, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says. “At the election, this Government rode in on a platform of making our economy work […]

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Tax fixes not rocket science

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tax fixes not rocket science

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the interim report of the Tax Working Group which pointed to some obvious fixes to make New Zealand more fair and equal. “Tax policy can be really complicated, but fairness and better sharing isn’t,” Sam Huggard, CTU Secretary said. “The Tax […]

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Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA supports the Government’s announcement of amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act. “Today’s announced amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act, is welcome ” Says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary “We have been applying the Equal Pay Principles developed by the Joint Working Group to our current Equal […]

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MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 1500 Ministry of Justice staff walked off the job for two hours today, with rallies held outside Courts across the country. [embedded content] The show of unity and solidarity in the struggle for equity and fair pay across the Ministry of Justice saw the diverse range of justice workers […]

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E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the introduction to parliament today of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which the union believes will ease the way for women pursuing equal pay claims. Government Ministers, Eugenie Sage and Iain Lees-Galloway announced the new bill at a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment at parliament by union women to […]

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Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition of importance of public health service

By   /  September 19, 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 Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition of importance of public health service

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the importance of universal public health services and the need for further improvements. “Our public hospitals and other publicly-funded health services are as essential today as they were 80 years ago when the 1938 Social Security Act came into […]

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Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women with better equal pay law introduced

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women with better equal pay law introduced

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions hosted a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment today on the steps of parliament. At the historical celebration, Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage and the Minister for Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway jointly announced that new equal pay legislation is being introduced to parliament. Council […]

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All Novopay payslips to arrive by email

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on All Novopay payslips to arrive by email

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Paper payslips will soon be extinct. So that all teachers and support staff get their payslips in a timely, secure and reliable way, Education Payroll (which runs the Novopay service) will soon be sending them out solely via email. This means that paper payslips will no longer be sent […]

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Nearly 900 to strike at BlueScope steel mills – E tū

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nearly 900 to strike at BlueScope steel mills – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for a second time for 24 hours, from 7am on Wednesday, 19 September in protest over 6 months of stalled pay talks. The strike affects about 120 members at Pacific Steel’s rolling mill and wire mill. Also, at 7am on Wednesday, […]

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Media Advisory: NZNO Conference 2018

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Media Advisory: NZNO Conference 2018

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media advisory, 17 September 2018, NZNO Conference 2018: Thursday 20 September Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Health is a human right: optimising nursing to make it happen The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Annual Conference will take place 20 September 2018 in Wellington. Once again it will […]

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Compassion at the heart of our Government a refreshing change

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Compassion at the heart of our Government a refreshing change

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Compassion is at the heart of the Coalition Government and what a difference a year has made already to the lives of New Zealanders, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff, who attended today’s event in Auckland. “A hands-off Government was not working for New Zealand, the big social and […]

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“Chris Hipkins needs to stay in his lane”: PSA criticises minister over parliament funding comments

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on “Chris Hipkins needs to stay in his lane”: PSA criticises minister over parliament funding comments

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Proper funding for parliamentary offices, including the Opposition, is a central part of our democracy, and Ministers cannot just dismiss it out of hand, the PSA says. Leader of the House Chris Hipkins dismissed the latest Appropriations Review Committee report as “dead in the water” after the Opposition criticised its […]

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