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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ACC to make refunds as new system reveals business levy overpayments

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Employment Issues, English, Health, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ACC to make refunds as new system reveals business levy overpayments

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 11/10/18 ACC will refund over 300,000 business customers after uncovering two historical overpayment issues, says Head of Business Customer Service Delivery, Phil Riley. These issues are: We’ll refund all first-year levies collected since 2002 from self-employed customers, who worked fulltime (ie averaged over 30 hours per week across the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Etu, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Blue Star Group’s four print shops are on a 24-hour strike today, which began at 12:01am this morning. The workers are taking industrial action after months of very little progress in their employment agreement negotiations. Their agreement expired last year. Blue Star won’t budge on several unreasonable demands, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Take your health and safety systems with you

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Christchurch, Commerce, Employment Issues, English, Exports, Health, Justice, law, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Republic of Korea, Trade, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Take your health and safety systems with you

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 9 October 2018 We’re reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations and to treat them as a priority during the move. The prompt follows the sentencing of Cardinal Logistics Limited after they appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Budget, Business, Commerce, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Etu, Labour, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

Source: Etu Union A report released today by the Labour Inspectorate at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed how bad the UFB fibre roll-out has been for workers employed by Chorus sub-contractors. An MBIE investigation into the industry found that 73 of the 75 Auckland-based sub-contractors investigated had breached minimum employment standards. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  October 6, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, English, Justice, Labour, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Co-convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa, Laures Park said that today was the day that Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of men. “Per hour of work, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, English, Environment, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy The Council of Trade Unions is holding today in Wellington the first ever Roundtable for government, businesses, Māori representatives, trade unions and environmentalists on a Just Transition. The Roundtable will explore how […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Business, Employment Issues, English, Etu, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says the loss of 128 jobs at the Huhtamaki factory in Henderson is a devastating blow for workers there. Union Lead Organiser, Alvin Livingstone says E tū has 150 members at the packaging plant, who have yet to learn who will stay and who will go, with workers experiencing a […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Business, Christchurch, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Etu, Labour, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says it is supportive of new government initiatives to bolster recruitment and training in the construction industry. The initiatives, announced in Auckland today, also include new visa rules to make it easier to employ skilled migrants for specific projects. E tū Industry Coordinator, Ron Angel says the plan means the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Stock loading ramps

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Employment Issues, English, Melanesia, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Technology, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Stock loading ramps

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 3 October 2018 This technical bulletin is for owners and users of mobile stock loading ramps. Background Mobile stock ramps are a common piece of farm equipment, used during the loading and unloading of stock. Poorly designed or maintained ramps, and poor practice using them, pose a real danger to those who use […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed for classrooms

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Economy, Education, Employment Issues, English, Investment, Media Intelligence, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed for classrooms

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids. “This ‘no’ vote reflects what has been a slow-burning crisis building […]

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