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Leadership needed on ECE teacher shortage

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Leadership needed on ECE teacher shortage

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 31 January 2019 NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Lynda Stuart, is seeking urgent action on the ECE workforce following a statement from Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand today. “I imagine the NZ public would be a little surprised to hear the Ministry of Education claims to have little information about the early […]

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DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

By   /  February 5, 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 OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members employed by hospital contractor, OCS have voted to strike over the company’s failure to agree the same pay deal for them as directly employed DHB workers covered by the new DHB MECA, settled just before Christmas. The affected members, who work at Hawkes Bay DHB and Wairarapa DHB voted […]

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Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

By   /  February 4, 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 Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Health bosses have under-estimated both the level of support for the ongoing strikes by resident (junior) doctors and the impact on hospital specialists who are shouldering heavy workloads as a result,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Resident medical officers (RMOs) who […]

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Westpac leads the pack – E tū

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Westpac leads the pack – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū congratulates Westpac for becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. Westpac is the first bank to become a Living Wage bank, following other large corporates like Vector and AMP. While the bank’s directly employed staff are not affected, the workers employed by contractors will be getting a big pay bump as […]

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New collective agreement reached at Oranga Tamariki

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on New collective agreement reached at Oranga Tamariki

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA members have successfully ratified the first collective agreement for Oranga Tamariki, establishing a strong base for future employment relations. “We are thrilled about the successful passing of this agreement, and the establishment of a joint work programme that will allow us to implement further significant steps forward for members,” […]

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The outlook for 2019

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on The outlook for 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The outlook for 2019  This commentary looks at the year ahead. The Prime Minister has described this as the year of ‘delivery’ for the Government and she aint wrong. In addition we need to keep an eye on what’s happening in New Zealand’s economy and […]

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Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector trade union in New Zealand, is pleased with the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement working group, released today. The report includes strong arguments for the need to change the system to be fairer for workers. It explains how similar industry-wide bargaining systems have been crucial […]

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Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Employment Law, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis are a step closer to having fairness at work with today’s announced recommendations from the working party on Fair Pay Agreements,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. “New Zealanders deserve jobs that pay enough to live on, with working hours and conditions that allow them to spend […]

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No room for complacency in steering clear of corruption

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on No room for complacency in steering clear of corruption

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows the worldwide challenge of keeping public sector organisations corruption-free leaves no room for complacency, says the Public Service Association (PSA).  “It is a point of pride that New Zealand has been at the number one or two position in the index since 2014 […]

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Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal decision just a first step towards equality for Māori women

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 30 January 2019 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) applauds the decision of the Waitangi Tribunal to accept a claim lodged by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina – the rūnanga of the Public Service Association (PSA) – to address employment inequities suffered by […]

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First milestone for Mana Wahine claim at Waitangi Tribunal

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on First milestone for Mana Wahine claim at Waitangi Tribunal

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) A claim lodged by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina – the rūnanga of the Public Service Association – to address employment inequities suffered by Māori women has now been officially registered by the Waitangi Tribunal as claim Wai 2864. “It’s fantastic the Tribunal will hear our claim. It calls […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Wellington

By   /  January 29, 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 Wellington

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Wellington The successful applicant will be based in our Wellington office, but will also have responsibility for members working members in Wairarapa. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector but also in some other […]

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Working in high temperatures – E tū

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working in high temperatures – E tū

Source: Etu Union 29 January 2019 There are no legal limits as to what temperatures workers can safely work in. But your employers has a duty of care to provide a safe environment.  You also have rights with respect to this. If workers have reasonable grounds, they can refuse unsafe work but need to be […]

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Quitting teachers explain why they are leaving

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Quitting teachers explain why they are leaving

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 28 January 2019 Surveys* of teachers and principals who quit the profession last year show they left mainly due to a lack of work/life balance and burnout from high workload. The survey respondents included 169 primary and 201 secondary teachers and principals. Pay was a lesser but still significant issue. Many leaving […]

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Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader 24 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union stands in solidarity with the Venezuelan people today as they courageously protest an authoritarian, socialist government. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For too long, Venezuelans have suffered in hunger and poverty due to the leftist policies […]

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A message from the pres – part five

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on A message from the pres – part five

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) E te whānau, ngā kaiako o Aotearoa, tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome to 2019. Rolling up our sleeves This year promises to be a big year for education. As we prepare for all the complexity that comes with being a secondary teacher and set a course for each of our […]

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Rob Hosking remembered

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rob Hosking remembered

Source: Taxpayers Union Rob Hosking remembered 23 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With sadness, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union responds to the death of Rob Hosking. The Union’s Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “This news marks a terrible loss. Through his wit, insight, and tremendous institutional knowledge, Rob earned his place as one of New Zealand’s most respected […]

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‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on ‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money

Source: Taxpayers Union ‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money 22 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the release of the New Zealand Initiative’s new report, Kiwibuild – Twyford’s Tar Baby, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “While the Taxpayers’ Union would not have used such inflammatory language, […]

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Oxfam report is fake news and demonstrates why it should lose charitable status

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Oxfam report is fake news and demonstrates why it should lose charitable status

Source: Taxpayers Union 22 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE While Oxfam claims inequality is increasing and uses its latest report to push a political campaign, the official data shows the complete opposite, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers‘ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Oxfam bases their conclusions from the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook 2018. That report shows […]

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Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs to take strike action

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs to take strike action

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 20 January 2019 Learning Support Service Managers, the Education Ministry staff responsible for the allocation and management of support services for children with additional learning needs, are set to take strike action from Monday [21 January] after a bid to gain parity with other managers employed by the Ministry of Education failed. NZEI […]

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