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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Historic minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, KB, Labour, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Historic minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU After decades of working Kiwi’s incomes declining relative to the slice of income taken by shareholders, the Government has announced a plan that will help catch wages up, said Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. “The historic increase to the minimum wage from the 1st of April […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Changes to migrant labour system for employers welcomed

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, KB, Labour, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Changes to migrant labour system for employers welcomed

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the opening of a consultation process on changes for employers wanting to hire people on migrant work visas. “We have seen increasingly visible and shocking exploitation of people who have come to New Zealand to work under migrant visas […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Environment, Fiscal Updates, Health, Immigration, KB, Labour, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Taxation, Technology, Trade, Unions, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Economist Bill Rosenberg applauded the new approach to Government Budgets, as described in the Budget Policy Statement this afternoon, for taking into account the wellbeing of working people and their families. “Fiscal responsibility is much more than balancing the financial position of the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Victory for working people in New Zealand

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: 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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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: 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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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, Culture, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Environment, KB, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Working people are looking forward to fairer employment law passing this side of Christmas says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. Mr Wagstaff says that the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will make it easier for working Kiwis to access their rights at work, and restore dignity in […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Midwives central to safe care

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, KB, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Midwives central to safe care

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was disappointed Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service (MERAS) union members in District Health Boards (DHBs) have had to resort to industrial action, and urged for movement from DHBs. “Midwives are critical for the safe entry into […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Council of Trade Unions calls for solidarity for locked out Waikato bus drivers

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Budget, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, KB, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Council of Trade Unions calls for solidarity for locked out Waikato bus drivers

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff has called on union members around the country to donate to the lock out fund for FIRST members who have been denied their incomes by Go Bus in the Waikato. “This employer has cynically tried to tank driver’s incomes right before […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Eight long years later, working people killed in Pike River will not be forgotten

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Justice, KB, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Eight long years later, working people killed in Pike River will not be forgotten

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the long-awaited release of the Pike River re-entry plan as a victory for the Pike River community and families of the men killed working in the mine. “For eight years, while politicians excused, delayed and tried to walk […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, KB, Maori, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh says New Zealand’s gender pay imbalance can and must be fixed. “Employers discriminate against women from the first day of work to the last, all the way from minimum wage jobs to Chief Executives.That translates into missed opportunities not just […]

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