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ACC medical advisors on strike today

By   /  July 17, 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 ACC medical advisors on strike today

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a […]

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Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles

By   /  July 16, 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 Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 16 July 2018 This technical bulletin is aimed at owners and operators of trucks and plant fitted with Cardan shaft parking brakes. This bulletin has been developed in consultation with, and is endorsed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team of the New Zealand Police, and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). […]

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Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

By   /  July 16, 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 Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like […]

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More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

By   /  July 16, 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 More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Breastfeeding senior doctors returning to paid work in public hospitals after parental leave need suitable facilities and enough time to express milk or feed their babies, as well as supportive colleagues and managers,” says Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal Analyst (Policy & Research) at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists […]

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LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is welcoming the decision of the Court of Appeal to turn down an appeal application from global airline catering company LSG SkyChefs, cementing an important legal victory for New Zealand workers. Last year, the Employment Court ruled that hundreds of labour hire workers working in LSG SkyChef’s catering operation were […]

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E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

Source: Etu Union The union, E tū says the announcement of job losses at Nestle’s factory at Wiri in Auckland has come as a “bolt from the blue”. The union has about 200 members at the plant, where up to 55 workers could lose their jobs after Nestle reached a provisional agreement to sell its […]

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Energy Safety Business Update – July 2018

By   /  July 12, 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 Energy Safety Business Update – July 2018

Adventure activity notification Asbestos removal Electrical and gas Major Hazard Facilities Hazardous work Occupational diseases Extractives Petroleum Geothermal Raise a health or safety concern                                                                […]

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Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters

Source: Employment New Zealand A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties for serious employment breaches. A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties following a Labour […]

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Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. Treen says it is “a great honour to be asked to participate and a chance to deepen solidarity between […]

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$21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on $21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed a decision by the Employment Relations Authority that the sacking of its member, Caro McFadden by Nelson’s Gateway Trust was unjustified. The Authority awarded Caro a total of $21,594.00 – including $6594.49 for lost wages and holiday pay, as well as $15,000 for humiliation, loss of dignity and […]

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ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

By   /  July 10, 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 ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s proposal to disestablish over 100 jobs in its clinical services directorate is unlawful and causing unnecessary stress for affected staff,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS has sought an urgent injunction from the Employment Relations Authority to stop […]

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Domino’s franchisees to pay more than $32,000 for employment breaches

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Domino’s franchisees to pay more than $32,000 for employment breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand Two companies, which operated as Domino’s pizza franchises in Auckland, have been penalised $32,400 for serious breaches of employment law, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. E Lynn Limited and E Ming Limited, operated by Mr Xi Chen, failed to provide their employees with correct employment agreements and to keep correct wage, […]

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“Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on “Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

Source: Unite Union New Zealand In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Workers are being told they […]

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FairWay review process legal and appropriate

By   /  July 6, 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 FairWay review process legal and appropriate

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 06/07/18 Our clients, and the public in general, can have complete confidence that ACC is administering its dispute resolution process legally and appropriately. FairWay has proper, and duly documented, legal authority to deliver review services and decisions. Part 5 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (the Act) requires us […]

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Ian Powell announces departure from New Zealand’s largest medical union

By   /  July 6, 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 Ian Powell announces departure from New Zealand’s largest medical union

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The high-profile head of the senior doctors’ union is to resign at the end of next year. Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) executive director Ian Powell has led the union since its formation in 1989, including at-times contentious collective bargaining with district health boards. He told doctors and […]

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Supporting Pasifika young people in New Zealand

By   /  July 4, 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 Supporting Pasifika young people in New Zealand

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 04/07/18 We want to help reduce family violence, sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in New Zealand. To do this, we’ve partnered with Pasifika organisation Le Va. Le Va has recently launched a programme called ‘Atu-Mai’. It’s New Zealand’s first national violence prevention programme for Pasifika […]

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ACC speeds up claims approval

By   /  July 4, 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 ACC speeds up claims approval

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 04/07/18 Many of our claims will soon be accepted as they are lodged, thanks to a new system that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim. Our Chief Operating Officer Mike Tully says the new system, to be introduced later […]

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ACC senior doctors to strike for a fairer deal

By   /  July 4, 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 ACC senior doctors to strike for a fairer deal

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ACC medical advisors are to strike over improvements to pay and conditions that their union negotiator says should be a no-brainer. “It’s only the second time in memory that senior doctors anywhere in New Zealand have had to resort to strike action in order to be taken seriously, and […]

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Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU An Ombudsman’s report released last week shows our deportation rules aren’t working, especially for eight Indian students who were deported last year, says CTU Vice-president Rachel Mackintosh. The report concluded that our law did allow for deportation of the students because of “fraudulent” paperwork, even when they committed […]

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Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Hoyts cinemas have threatened their workers that if they take even 1 minute of strike action, they will be locked out of the workplace for almost a month. The threat comes after union members rejected a 3-year offer that would have seen all staff who are not on base rates that […]

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