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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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Teachers vote for joint strike on May 29

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teachers vote for joint strike on May 29

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking joint strike action on 29 May, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) announced today. Primary principals also voted in favour of the strike. Primary teachers and principals voted in […]

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Access Community Health suspend lowest paid workers as industrial action begins

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Access Community Health suspend lowest paid workers as industrial action begins

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Access Community Health have suspended low-paid call centre workers and coordinators for engaging in partial strike action. Call centre workers and coordinators at the Access head office in Petone and Porirua began a three-hour ban on answering incoming phone calls at 9:00am, as part of a series of Access strike […]

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Teachers vote for joint strike on 29 May

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teachers vote for joint strike on 29 May

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 12 May 2019 Primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking joint strike action on 29 May, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) announced today. Primary principals also voted in favour of the strike. Primary teachers and […]

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PSA welcomes return of well-being aspects

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA welcomes return of well-being aspects

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA welcomes changes to the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill that will see reinstatement of four aspects of community well-being – social, environmental, economic, and cultural – into the Local Government Act. The changes follow the successful passing of the Bill during its third and final reading in […]

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Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

By   /  May 9, 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 Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:58 amPress Release: Unite Union Christchurch Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts without redundancy Unite Union is calling on Vodafone to pay Christchurch employees redundancy rather than forcing them to accept inferior and sub-standard contracts with Indian multinational Tech Mahindra. Unite is representing a number of […]

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How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

By   /  May 9, 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 How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

Source: Unite Union New Zealand As a rule, anything at all to do with your employment should be in writing and a physical or digital copy made available to you at all times. This can mean things like; your letter of employment, changes to your pay/hours or position. This idea should extend to any and […]

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Just Transition Summit

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Enviroment, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Just Transition Summit

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet,” CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. “The provision of good jobs and secure incomes created through […]

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Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The two unions representing doctors in public hospitals have agreed on a common approach to addressing any problems arising from efforts to secure safer staffing rosters for resident (junior) doctors. The senior doctors’ union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), and the union representing junior doctors, the New […]

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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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OUR WORK MATTERS: Access Community health coordinators, contact centre workers and administrators to take industrial action

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on OUR WORK MATTERS: Access Community health coordinators, contact centre workers and administrators to take industrial action

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) 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 a vital role in the care and support of around 3.8 million clients including […]

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Mediation for IDEA Services dispute – 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 Mediation for IDEA Services dispute – E tū

Source: Etu Union IDEA Services E tū members head into mediation tomorrow with IDEA Services ahead of planned strike action next week. A second round of industrial action by the members is scheduled to on Monday, 13 May, affecting 3000 IDEA Services E tū members nationwide. That follows an overwhelming vote by union members for […]

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Independent polling shows strong and consistent support for teachers

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Independent polling shows strong and consistent support for teachers

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 6 MAY 2019 An independent public poll shows there is strong and sustained support for New Zealand’s teachers as they vote this week on joint strike action. The polling by research firm The Navigators, commissioned by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), shows New Zealanders strongly back teachers in their campaigns […]

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E tū and the Just Transition Summit – E tū

By   /  May 6, 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 and the Just Transition Summit – E tū

Source: Etu Union Eventually, all of us will have to confront the fact we have to act on climate change. In Taranaki, they’re doing that sooner than most. For months, the community has been encouraged to take part in hui to debate what a pathway to a low-emissions economy might look like. It’s a radical […]

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Welfare Expert Advisory Group: “It’s time to restore dignity to social security in New Zealand”

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Welfare Expert Advisory Group: “It’s time to restore dignity to social security in New Zealand”

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association (PSA) has strongly welcomed today’s release of the Welfare Expert Advisory report, Whakamana Tāngata, and the opportunities it presents for an overhaul of the welfare system as we know it. “The vision of a social security system based on ‘whakamana tāngata’ – that restores dignity to […]

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Welfare report offers hope – CTU

By   /  May 3, 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 Welfare report offers hope – CTU

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group report Whakamana Tāngata provides clear recognition that our welfare system was broken and needed overhauling, the Council of Trade Unions said today. “New Zealand has a proud history of ensuring Kiwis can access the fundamental basics of life. We led the way with […]

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