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Kiwirail and union members show how good collective bargaining can be

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwirail and union members show how good collective bargaining can be

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwirail and union members show how good collective bargaining can be Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard extended his congratulations to Kiwirail and Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) members today for reaching a constructive and progressive deal yesterday to lift pay and work in […]

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Share farm safety examples and be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Share farm safety examples and be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 27 August 2018 A rugby club or team will get the chance to learn skills from rugby legend Richard Loe as part of a programme to improve health and safety on the farm. Farmers, their families, employees and contractors are being encouraged to send WorkSafe’s Safer Farms programme examples of how […]

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Consultation on better renting laws welcomed by working people

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Consultation on better renting laws welcomed by working people

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a public consultation on renting laws. “Too many working people are paying too much of their income on housing that doesn’t meet their needs, and too often even makes them sick,” he said. “The Government’s […]

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Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

Source: Etu Union Low pay and poor housing have emerged as critical issues in a report commissioned by E tū on the experiences of migrant workers. The report has been released today at events in Auckland and Christchurch. The research, which was funded by the Industrial Relations Fund, records the experiences of mostly Filipino construction […]

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Claims approval process documents released

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Claims approval process documents released

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 22/08/18 We’ve published key documents detailing our new claims approval process that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim.  The new process will be introduced in mid September.  It will identify and almost instantly accept straightforward claims, when it is […]

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Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

By   /  August 22, 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 Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The Government needs to listen closely to the small group of highly trained clinical experts working in the country’s national forensic pathology service, who are warning of unintended consequences in years to come if the service is dismantled,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical […]

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Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ‘joined’ Jujhar Singh to his previous company Binde Enterprises Ltd, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which uncovered nearly $210,000 […]

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Two percent won’t pay the rent – unions backing learning support specialists

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Two percent won’t pay the rent – unions backing learning support specialists

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was disappointing that NZEI Te Riu Roa learning support specialists directly employed by the Ministry of Education had to take industrial action today to get a decent pay offer. “No education sector professional wants to take industrial action […]

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Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were supporting a public health system that listened to and valued the advice of clinicians, in response to the Association of Salaried Medical […]

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Fed up Gateway mental health workers to strike – E tū

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fed up Gateway mental health workers to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union Mental health workers at Nelson-based Gateway Trust will walk off the job on Tuesday, 21 August to protest years of delays in sorting out new employment conditions. Two strike notices have been issued. The first is for the stoppage on Tuesday for one hour, from 3pm to 4pm, when members will be […]

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Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

By   /  August 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 Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The national forensic pathology service in this country is on the brink of collapse – and Justice Minister Andrew Little is refusing to intervene despite the advice of clinical experts, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “The seriousness of the current situation cannot be over-stated,” says ASMS […]

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Customer Advisory Panels: an update

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Customer Advisory Panels: an update

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 16/08/18 On 28 July the Older Persons, Sexual Violence, and Serious Injury Customer Advisory Panels met for a community hui.   These panels form our Customer Advisory Programme. The hui was the first step toward building a stronger customer community. The inaugural community conference The hui was a fantastic […]

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Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

By   /  August 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 Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. The Council can take three simple steps that will help facilitate a fair […]

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Wage growth still moderate, better rules needed to catch Kiwis up

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wage growth still moderate, better rules needed to catch Kiwis up

“Wage growth was still slow over the last year, and though for some it picked up a little from the year before, it is uneven,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the Labour Markets (Income) statistics released by Statistics New Zealand this morning. Average hourly wages grew 3.1% in the year to June, more […]

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Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average hourly gender pay imbalance is 13.9%, up […]

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CTU celebrates equal pay settlement for education support workers

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU celebrates equal pay settlement for education support workers

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs. “Today’s settlement is huge affirmation of the work of these women. Their work has been […]

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Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

Source: Etu Union Members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, 15 August. Members will walk off the job from 7am in protest over the break down in their pay talks. An overtime ban has been in place at the Otahuhu site since Friday. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe […]

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New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 13 August 2018 Steve Ellis has been appointed to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. Steve is a returning member and brings with him not only a wealth of experience in the quarrying sector but also a strong passion and commitment to health and safety and training and upskilling to […]

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Mates & Dates: “It’s something we need to talk about”

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mates & Dates: “It’s something we need to talk about”

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 13/08/18 [embedded content] Sexual violence in New Zealand is a significant problem. We need to come together and create a comprehensive approach to tackle it, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We developed the Mates & Dates programme to offer one approach to combatting this issue. By teaching young people […]

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New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. The new policy will help get young Kiwis into apprenticeships by subsidising wages paid to 18-24 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months […]

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