Progress on the path to pay equity

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With the Government supporting the Pay Equity Principles the next step is to translate the theory of the Principles into reality and get women paid what they are worth. Read more »

Poor retention rates for overseas-trained doctors in NZ

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Zealands success in attracting overseas-trained doctors isnt matched by our ability to hang onto them, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Settlement of NZRDA MECA Reached

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. Read more »

Update on NZRDA and DHB bargaining

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

New Zealands Resident Doctors have been in negotiation for the renewal of the MECA (Multi Employer Collective Employment Agreement) for over a year now, with the key issue having been safer rosters for Resident Doctors. The MECA expired in February … Read more »

Challenge Steel delivering design complexity cost-effectivel

Press Release – Challenge Steel

In the highly competitive world of fabricated structural steel, some local producers and advocates now actively promote reducing the labour component by rationalising building design to enable them to reduce their price and deliver simplicity, says … Read more »

Ending on a High Note

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2017, shows total sales in December 2016 increased 7.23% (year on year export sales increased by 10.01% with domestic … Read more »

US EPA guidelines recognise ENCZ specifications

Press Release – Environmental Choice New Zealand

Kiwi paint and floor-covering manufacturers licensed by Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) will find it easier to crack markets in the US in 2017. Read more »

Southern DHB prepared for junior doctors strike tomorrow

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) has confirmed members will take strike action from 7am Tuesday 17th January until 8am Friday 20th January 2017. Read more »

Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than theyre prepared to give others, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical … Read more »

INZBC commits it’s support to the new Prime Minister

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

INZBC commits its support to the new Prime Minister, Bill English and the NZ High Commissioner designate to India, Joanna Kempkers. Read more »

New contract signed with U.S. health information exchange

Press Release – Orion Health

Orion Health (OHE:NZX/ASX) announced today it has signed a new expanded agreement with Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) in Pennsylvania. KeyHIE is an existing customer that currently uses Orion Healths platform to enable information … Read more »

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Press Release – First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an events ban and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. Read more »

Four Unions Reach Agreement with St John NZ

Press Release – St John

Following seven months of negotiation, Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand Southern Incorporated (AWUNZ), Central Amalgamated Workers Union Incorporated (CAWU), New Zealand Ambulance Association (NZAA), Ambulance Officers Workplace Union Incorporated … Read more »

One small step for Caregivers, one giant step for Womankind

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO commends the New Zealand government for setting an international precedent by today agreeing a pathway for New Zealanders to achieve equal pay between various traditionally male and female jobs. Read more »

Rail Union and Dunedin Railways Reach Agreement

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Dunedin Railways and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have concluded negotiations today with a ratified collective employment agreement. Read more »

Airwork sale extended as RIFA seeks regulator approval

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Airwork Holdings, the Auckland-based aircraft services business, has received a second takeover notice for the proposed partial takeover by Zhejiang Rifa Holding Group in a move that gives the Chinese group more time to get the backing … Read more »

DHBs make ‘world leading’ offer to settle doctors’ dispute

Press Release – DHB Shared Services

DHBs today formally made an offer to the RDA, the union representing registered medical officers (RMOs). The DHBs expected their offer to settle the dispute with the union because it addresses all the health and safety issues raised by the union. Read more »

Indian Oil Corp. senior executives explore collaborations

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

The India New Zealand Business Council [INZBC] again has taken lead in organizing a study tour for senior ranking delegates from Indias Largest Oil & Gas company, the Indian Oil Corporation. Read more »

RCEP patent clauses lack compassion says PHA

Press Release – Public Health Association

Health organisations call on trade ministers to reject provisions that would negatively affect access to generic medicines in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. Read more »

Resident Doctors give back to communities whilst on strike

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

The recent 48-hour strike by resident doctors saw NZRDA members take the opportunity to participate in a number of positive activities across the country. Read more »

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