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Government should sell stake in Air New Zealand to save Christmas

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government should sell stake in Air New Zealand to save Christmas

Source: Taxpayers Union 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  An easy way for the Government to avoid the political pain of pre-Christmas strikes at Air New Zealand would be to sell its stake in the company, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It is very clear that the unions are […]

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Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Secondary teachers welcome the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report and are excited to see bold and fresh thinking about the education system. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “The fresh approach to the challenges we’re facing has put a spring in our step at the end of a difficult year.” “The […]

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Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge

Source: Taxpayers Union Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Simon Bridges’ ‘no new taxes’ pledge is meaningless until he confirms that a National-led government will prevent income tax hikes via ‘bracket creep’, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “We welcomed Simon […]

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Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E tū

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E tū

Source: Etu Union Aviation unions say they are very disappointed with the misleading information released by Air New Zealand in response to a strike notice by its aviation engineers. The engineers and logistics workers have voted to issue strike notices in response to Air New Zealand’s demands for cuts to their conditions. Air New Zealand […]

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At Sistema, all we want for Christmas is a fair deal – E tū

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on At Sistema, all we want for Christmas is a fair deal – E tū

Source: Etu Union Sistema workers have walked off the job again. The workers came off the job for the 5th time at 9pm last night in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Shreta Kumar, an assembly worker who normally works 60 hours a week says, “This is really hard for many of us low […]

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GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Twenty-one doctors at five Iwi health provider practices will take the first ever strike action by New Zealand general practitioners tomorrow (Friday) after efforts to avert the strike failed. “This could have been avoided if the employer, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, which runs Ora Toa Health, allowed its […]

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NZNO welcomes Employment Law improvements

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO welcomes Employment Law improvements

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 5 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Employment Law improvements that will bring fairer and safer work. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is heartening that we are returning to an employment law framework that restores the right for […]

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Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says the Health Minister needs to get off the fence over the issue of a safe staffing accord for hospital specialists. “The Minister doesn’t seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation for hospital specialists,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Victory for working people in New Zealand

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Victory for working people in New Zealand

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Victory for working people in New Zealand The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. “This law allows Kiwis […]

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Drinkers beware: the taxman has you in his sights

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Drinkers beware: the taxman has you in his sights

Source: Taxpayers Union 5 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Government should rule out the mental health inquiry’s recommendation [1] to hike regressive alcohol excise taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “With both the Tax Working Group and the Government’s mental health inquiry recommending changes to alcohol excise taxes, the […]

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Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Thanks but no thanks. The PPTA has rejected a third offer from the government for the secondary teachers’ collective agreement. Hard on the heels of an overwhelming rejection of the government’s second offer of settlement by secondary teachers at meetings held between 7-23 November, the union’s representatives on the […]

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Mental Health and Addiction report presents opportunity for a significant reset

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mental Health and Addiction report presents opportunity for a significant reset

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed today’s release of the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction – He Ara Oranga, and the opportunities it presents for significantly resetting a system that the report concludes is “unsustainable in its current form”. The PSA and its Mental […]

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Job losses at RCR Dannevirke a blow to workers – E tū

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Job losses at RCR Dannevirke a blow to workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers at RCR Energy in Dannevirke are reeling after the company announced pending job losses related to its Australian parent company being put into administration. The company, which is a boiler manufacturer, told workers this morning it expects 20 staff will lose their jobs as it works to keep the plant afloat. […]

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Just what exactly do politicians have planned for NZ Super?

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Just what exactly do politicians have planned for NZ Super?

Source: Taxpayers UnionPoliticians must clarify superannuation positions 4 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says savers deserve to know what plans politicians have for Super, in light of a new report recommending changes to the system. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The New Zealand Initiative’s suggestions of linking the eligibility age to […]

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Urgent proactive approach towards assaults upon nurses needed, says NZNO

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Urgent proactive approach towards assaults upon nurses needed, says NZNO

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 3 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) needs to get serious about enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to violence in the workplace if the now regular assaults against nurses are to stop. NZNO Organiser John Miller said […]

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Wellington GPs plan rolling strikes in the lead-up to Christmas over exclusion of dentists from collective agreement

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellington GPs plan rolling strikes in the lead-up to Christmas over exclusion of dentists from collective agreement

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington practices plan to walk off the job in support of their dental colleagues – believed to be the first time a strike has taken place in a GP practice. Twenty-one GPs employed by Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Primary Health) practices across Porirua […]

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Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is calling on Health Minister David Clark to support the development of a safe staffing accord with senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. “Hospital specialists, like nurses and other frontline health workers, continue to suffer from high workloads caused by […]

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Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Unions are supporting the call from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for the Government to find agreement on safe staffing levels for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that the chronic issue of understaffing in our […]

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Family Planning members vote for historic 24 hour strike

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Family Planning members vote for historic 24 hour strike

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZNO media release, 30 November 2018 Around 100 NZNO nurses, medical receptionists/administrators and health promoters have voted to issue a 24 hour strike notice over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with Family Planning Association (FPA). The strike will take place from 7.00am 13 December to 7.00am 14 December […]

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PSA members at Ministry of Justice poised to receive revised offer

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA members at Ministry of Justice poised to receive revised offer

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA 30 Nov 2018 A day of mediation between the PSA and Ministry of Justice (on Thursday 29 November) has broken a deadlock in industrial bargaining. “The progress made by getting back to the table with Ministry officials has been sufficient for the PSA to agree to suspend industrial action […]

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