Most Midwives Working on the Day of the Strike

Press Release – MERAS

Most Midwives Working on the Day of the Strike The New Zealand College of Midwives and midwives union MERAS (Midwifery Employee and Representation Advisory Service) are reassuring pregnant women that most midwives will be working on Thursday. Read more »

West Coast DHB prepares for NZNO strike

Press Release – West Coast DHB

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike from 7am Thursday 12 July until 7am Friday 13 July. This will impact services at all West Coast DHB facilities including some General Practices … Read more »

UPDATE: Govt, DHBs say no more funding available

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) – Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says the pay offer to nurses won’t be increased after the nurses’ union rejected another pay offer from the district health boards this morning. Read more »

Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers strike Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing to close most hospital elective services on 12 July due a nationwide strike by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are covered … Read more »

Nurses, DHBs going into ERA-facilitated bargaining

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards will go into Employment Relations Authority-facilitated bargaining after the nurses’ union rejected a second pay offer from the DHBs this morning. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay DHB preparing for strike

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike, significantly impacting services at Hawkes Bay and Wairoa hospitals and Napier and Central Hawkes Bays medical centres. Read more »

Contingency planning at Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board says services at Tauranga and Whakatne hospitals will be reduced to a minimum for the nurses strike on Thursday (12 July). Read more »

“Inspiring” rallies around the country

Press Release – Public Service Association

Thousands of PSA members around New Zealand walked off the job today in the first co-ordinated strike action in the public service for many years. Read more »

Strikes give small businesses a breather

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Todays strike action by 4000 bureaucrats from Inland Revenue and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment will give small businesses a temporary breather from onerous compliance costs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. I welcome this action … Read more »

Supermarket giant agrees to super-wage deal

Press Release – First Union

A new agreement between Foodstuffs North Island (distribution centres) and FIRST Union sets a company-wide precedent for good employment relations within the sector. Read more »

Popcorn “strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas Saturday

Press Release – Unite Union

In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Read more »

VIDEO/ AUDIO: footage of workers at Farmers St Lukes

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union organiser Kate Davis says the turnout at todays pickets was overwhelming and quite unexpected. Read more »

Hundreds of Farmers workers walk off the job nationwide

Press Release – First Union

Hundreds of Farmers workers walk off the job nationwide Farmers retail stores will be empty of a few hundred staff tomorrow afternoon as workers walk off the job over low pay and unfair pay reviews. Beauty, sales and service assistants nationwide have … Read more »

Hospital services on Thursday 5 July

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

As the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) withdrew its strike notice for Thursday 5 July, hospital and community services in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti will continue as normal on that day. Read more »

NZNO recommends nurses take revised offer

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s negotiating team is recommending nurses accept a revised offer from District Health Boards they say meets key issues and equitably values the whole nursing and midwifery team. Read more »

Revised offer to be considered by nurses

Press Release – District Health Boards

District Health Boards have given NZNO a revised offer for its members to consider over the coming week. Read more »

NZNO recommends and releases DHB MECA offer

Press Release – NZNO

NZNO recommends and releases DHB MECA offer Releasing the revised DHB Multi Employer Collective Agreement for Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Assistants, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne said today that the offer achieves a number of the priorities identified … Read more »

New Pharmacy workers division at FIRST Union

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union is opening a Pharmacy Division within union membership in response to a higher volume of requests from both Pharmacists and shop Sales Assistants at pharmacies across New Zealand. Read more »

Community rallies around Pak n Save workers

Press Release – First Union

Hastings Pak n Save workers are picketing their store once again as the owner refuses to listen to their concerns. Read more »

New bosses at The Warehouse don’t know how to do business

Press Release – First Union

New bosses at The Warehouse just dont know how to do business in New Zealand Jobs are on the line for 180 people across 99 stores at The Warehouse. The announcement of proposed staff cuts was made to Warehouse staff yesterday. FIRST Union organiser … Read more »

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