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MIL-OSI New Zealand: DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Etu, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members employed by hospital contractor, OCS have voted to strike over the company’s failure to agree the same pay deal for them as directly employed DHB workers covered by the new DHB MECA, settled just before Christmas. The affected members, who work at Hawkes Bay DHB and Wairarapa DHB voted […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hospital specialists under increasing pressure due to under-estimated strength of strikes

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Health bosses have under-estimated both the level of support for the ongoing strikes by resident (junior) doctors and the impact on hospital specialists who are shouldering heavy workloads as a result,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Resident medical officers (RMOs) who […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Timber company fined after two workers sustain serious injuries

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Timber company fined after two workers sustain serious injuries

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 1 February 2019 Two similar health and safety failings within three months have cost Rotorua timber company Claymark Limited over $680,000 in fines, reparations and costs. WorkSafe says that one serious injury on a company’s watch is bad enough, but that a second in close succession shows an unacceptable approach to […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Miller appointed Chair of ACC Investment Committee

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Economy, Employment Issues, English, Health, Investment, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Miller appointed Chair of ACC Investment Committee

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 04/02/19 Experienced board director James Miller has been appointed Chair of the ACC Board Investment Committee effective from 1 February, ACC Board Chair Dame Paula Rebstock announced today. Mr Miller has been an ACC Board member since 2013 and a member of the Board Investment Committee during that time. […]

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Westpac leads the pack – E tū

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Etu, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on Westpac leads the pack – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū congratulates Westpac for becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. Westpac is the first bank to become a Living Wage bank, following other large corporates like Vector and AMP. While the bank’s directly employed staff are not affected, the workers employed by contractors will be getting a big pay bump as […]

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The outlook for 2019

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on The outlook for 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The outlook for 2019  This commentary looks at the year ahead. The Prime Minister has described this as the year of ‘delivery’ for the Government and she aint wrong. In addition we need to keep an eye on what’s happening in New Zealand’s economy and […]

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Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Etu, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector trade union in New Zealand, is pleased with the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement working group, released today. The report includes strong arguments for the need to change the system to be fairer for workers. It explains how similar industry-wide bargaining systems have been crucial […]

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Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment Law, English, KB, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis are a step closer to having fairness at work with today’s announced recommendations from the working party on Fair Pay Agreements,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. “New Zealanders deserve jobs that pay enough to live on, with working hours and conditions that allow them to spend […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Wellington

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Wellington

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Wellington The successful applicant will be based in our Wellington office, but will also have responsibility for members working members in Wairarapa. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector but also in some other […]

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Working in high temperatures – E tū

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Environment, Etu, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions, Weather  /  Comments Off on Working in high temperatures – E tū

Source: Etu Union 29 January 2019 There are no legal limits as to what temperatures workers can safely work in. But your employers has a duty of care to provide a safe environment.  You also have rights with respect to this. If workers have reasonable grounds, they can refuse unsafe work but need to be […]

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