People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. The short strike, which will take place between 12pm and 1pm on Thursday 22 September, follows three months of unproductive negotiations with the university.
Following a successful pilot, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today launched Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS) at an event in Manukau. PESS will help young pacific people in Auckland find sustainable employment, education or training opportunities.
AFFCO Talleys bosses visited the picket line at AFFCO Feilding today to tell the workers that they can’t wear their Jobs that Count t shirt because they advertise the union’s Jobs that Count website.
New Zealand’s average annual wage has increased by 25 per cent to $58,000 since 2008, while low inflation means much of the increase is lifting the spending power of Kiwi families.
Local Body candidates from around New Zealand are signing the Jobs That Count pledge to take a stand and put their communities first if successful in the upcoming local body elections.
"Today the National Government voted to make regional authorities responsible for deciding whether people get to spend time with the families on Easter Sunday or not. This was a bad decision by the National Government," CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said.
The GOT A TRADE WEEK campaign will this week raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in New Zealand.
The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call of two former All Blacks to protect family time at Easter. A government bill, which will make it easier for shops to open on Easter Sunday, is due back before Parliament this week for its third and final reading.
Hundreds of concerned New Zealanders have come together to fund a full page advertisement in the Nelson Mail today to tell Sir Peter Talley to negotiate fairly with people who work at Talley’s-owned meat processor AFFCO.
Changes to how the unemployed are counted when they look for work online were made to meet international standards, Statistics NZ said today. This week there has been some misunderstanding of the changes, which were first announced on 29 June 2016.