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MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull government turning its back on early childhood education

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Education Union, Budget, Education, English, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull government turning its back on early childhood education

Source: Australian Education Union The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector (ECE). Media reports today revealed that federal government spending on the Universal Access to Early Childhood Education agreement will end in 2020. Reports also showed the government […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, English, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Legislated health targets would be a clunky, heavy-handed way to monitor public hospitals and could end up putting patients at risk,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “If they were made a legal requirement, then governments would need to ensure a requirement […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull Government to spend millions sending unqualified teachers into classrooms

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Education Union, Budget, Education, English, Environment, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Technology, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull Government to spend millions sending unqualified teachers into classrooms

Source: Australian Education Union A new private-sector teacher recruitment program funded by the Turnbull Government would send unqualified candidates with no experience into Australian school classrooms to teach public school students, with the hope of earning their teaching credentials on the job. Applicants for the government’s ‘High Achieving Teachers Program’ (HATP) would not need any […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s medical advisors have called off planned strikes as significant progress has been made on two issues greatly concerning them,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS represents most of the medical advisors employed by ACC, who provide specialised medical […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: PSA members’ commitment may break IR strike deadlock

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, English, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, PSA, Public Service Association, Republic of Korea, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: PSA members’ commitment may break IR strike deadlock

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 3000 Inland Revenue Department (IR) staff walked off the job in a half-day strike today, showing commitment which may have broken the deadlock between IR and PSA members. Striking workers downed tools for four hours around the country, holding rallies, doing volunteer work at food banks and community groups, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rising wages show Government’s ability to deliver better lives

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, English, Inflation, Media releases, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rising wages show Government’s ability to deliver better lives

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard today welcomed the news that wages are finally being actively lifted out of long-term stagnation with the release of new data today by Statistics New Zealand. “It’s by design,” he said. “Just like our economic settings were deliberately designed by the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Crude, Culture, Employment Issues, English, Etu, Exploration, Gas, Health, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is sounding the alarm over a second incident involving the boiler at AFFCO’s Moerewa meat works, which was involved in an incident earlier this month, resulting in a boilerman being seriously injured. The man is being treated for serious burns in Middlemore Hospital. E tū organiser, Annie Tothill says workers […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull Government’s Gonksi 2.0 Failure Means Yet Another Special Funding Deal

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Education Union, Budget, Education, English, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Technology, Trade, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Turnbull Government’s Gonksi 2.0 Failure Means Yet Another Special Funding Deal

Source: Australian Education Union A plan by the Turnbull government to create another private school special funding deal is categorical proof of the failure of the Gonski 2.0 education funding model to provide fair funding for all school students in Australia. According to media reports, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plans to provide up to $1.7 […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Inland Revenue managers run for cover as further strike action looms

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, English, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Inland Revenue managers run for cover as further strike action looms

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Senior management at the Inland Revenue Department (IR) have decided to cancel a two-day conference in Auckland, rather than front up to a small group of workers tomorrow. PSA members at IR will walk off the job for four hours tomorrow (Wednesday 1 August), because IR is refusing to come […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Strike at Maori TV – E tū

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Employment Issues, English, Etu, Maori, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Strike at Maori TV – E tū

Source: Etu Union Union members at Maori TV will walk off the job for 24 hours on August 8 in protest over the TV channel’s unfair and discriminatory treatment. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the action follows months of delays by MTV in addressing members’ pay claims, with the company telling the union […]

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