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Ministry of Education offers $10,000 to most teachers

Press Release – Ministry of Education

It is hard to understand why the teaching unions are threatening further campaigns before the NZEI members get the opportunity to vote on the settlement offer, and while the PPTA is still in active bargaining with the Ministry. Read more »

NZBA calls for resolution to court strike

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The countrys professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says the current dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff should be resolved as quickly as possible because of safety considerations. Read more »

Bus commuters in Waikato ride for free as protest continues

Press Release – First Union

Christmas comes early for bus commuters in the Waikato this year as around 120 bus drivers will refuse to accept payment from passengers. Passengers will be receiving free rides on services provided by Go Bus in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga and … Read more »

Education unions’ combined executives to meet

Press Release – NZEI

The combined National Executives of NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA Te Wehengarua are meeting today (Friday, 16 November) at 4pm to discuss possible joint campaigning next year, should members reject the offers from the Ministry of Education. Read more »

Court industrial action now a threat to safety

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

A serious incident at the Christchurch District Court this morning was a direct result of the situation created by the unresolved collective bargaining between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA, the New Zealand Law Society … Read more »

East Coast nurses and health care assistants to join strike

Press Release – NZNO

NZNO nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) will join colleagues in various professions, and from three other unions, in a 24 hour strike over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with East Coast PHO Ngti Porou Hauora (NPH). The strike will … Read more »

Ambos open to further strike action

Press Release – First Union

Ambos open to further strike action as St John reluctant to request more Government funding for staff numbers and pay… Read more »

Judges Vigilant to Impact of Pay Dispute

Press Release – Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

The Chief District Court Judge is taking steps to protect the rights of people needing urgent access to justice during the ongoing industrial dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA. Read more »

Primary teachers and principals meet to consider options

Press Release – NZEI

Thousands of primary teachers and principals gathered in meetings and rallies across Auckland today, on the first day of a week of rolling one-day strikes. Read more »

Both technicians and DHBs in need of support

Press Release – SEQURE Health

SEQURE Health recognises the anaesthetic technicians right to strike and appreciates the issues that led them to take that the necessary industrial action last week. Read more »

Ministry urges teachers to settle contract

Press Release – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is encouraging primary teachers and principals to carefully consider the offer made last Thursday to reach settlement or to return to the table to negotiate within the $698m package. Read more »

Government needs to listen to primary teachers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to listen and be more balanced and respectful in the way that it handles the collective bargaining with teachers, Nationals spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

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