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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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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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Rise in suicide figures reaffirms need for system-wide change

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rise in suicide figures reaffirms need for system-wide change

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Government must act quickly and decisively to address New Zealand’s growing suicide crisis, the PSA says. The Chief Coroner, Judge Deborah Marshall, has released the annual provisional suicide statistics, showing 668 people died by suicide in the year ending 30 June 2018. This is the highest rate per 100,000 […]

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Genuine reform of justice system must follow conversations

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Genuine reform of justice system must follow conversations

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Talking about the flaws in the justice system has begun an important process which must now be backed up with real reforms, the PSA says. The PSA is attending the three-day Criminal Justice Summit in Porirua hosted by Justice Minister Andrew Little. “This is an important staging post towards genuine […]

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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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Ditching performance pay for CEs is great, now finish the job

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ditching performance pay for CEs is great, now finish the job

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Performance pay is unfair, discriminatory and deserves to be consigned to the dustbin of history – and now the public service needs to get on and finish the job, the PSA says. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins has announced performance pay for public service chief executives has been ended, with […]

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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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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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Pay equity settlement reached for support workers

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pay equity settlement reached for support workers

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 14 August 2018 Four Ministry of Education Support Workers enjoyed a celebratory cup of tea with the Prime Minister this afternoon, to mark the historic signing of the education sector’s first pay equity settlement. NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay […]

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PSA shows solidarity to striking NZEI members

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA shows solidarity to striking NZEI members

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Primary school teachers deserve a fair go, and PSA members stand together with them in their strike action today. PSA staff members and their children at NZEI strike rally in Christchurch “We stand in solidarity with striking NZEI members today, because we agree it’s time to fix the crisis in […]

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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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Akenehi Hei Award 2018

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Akenehi Hei Award 2018

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media Release                                                                   13 August 2018 NZNO Te Rūnanga Akenehi Hei Award 2018 At the awards dinner for the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2018, NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku was delighted to present the biennial Akenehi Hei Award to Northland nurse, Moe Milne (ONZM). Akenehi Hei is the highest honour for […]

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Post-study work rights

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Post-study work rights

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) We’re very pleased with the decision made by Jacinda Ardern’s government to allow international trainee teachers time to gain registration in New Zealand. The initial proposal only allowed international students a one year visa following graduation. This would not have allowed newly graduated international teachers enough time to become […]

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