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Metlink Deeply Disappointed And Surprised With NZ Bus Lockout Decision

Press Release – Metlink

NZ Bus has announced a continuous lockout of Tramways Union members from 4am Saturday 24 April 2021. The lockout means that Tramways Union members will not be able to report for driver duties unless they accept NZ Bus most recent offer. The lockout … Read more »

Bus Drivers Indefinitely Locked-out By Employer

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is shocked and appalled by the behaviour of NZ Bus, owned by Next Capital, which has today issued lock-out notices to Wellington Bus drivers for an indefinite period. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said, “this … Read more »

Kordia Announces Sheridan Broadbent As New Chair

Press Release – Kordia

Kordia Group welcomes its new Chair, Sheridan Broadbent, as John Quirk steps down from the position after a more than a decade in the role. <img src=”” width=”720″ height=”480″> Sheridan Broadbent Broadbent, … Read more »

Deposit Insurance Scheme Risks Bailouts For Ponzi Schemes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments inclusion of finance companies in its announced deposit insurance scheme opens the risk of Ponzi schemes receiving insurance payouts, courtesy of responsible savers, warns the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke … Read more »

Apprenticeship Boost Should Be Permanent

Press Release – Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ is calling for the Apprenticeship Boost scheme to be a permanent fixture following Minister Hipkins release showing a 17% increase in Apprenticeships in 2020. “Supporting businesses to train on the job is an effective and efficient … Read more »

Southern Institute Of Technology Appoints New Chief Executive

Press Release – Southern Institute Of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Onno Mulder as its new Chief Executive. Onno was Chief Executive at City Care Limited, one of New Zealands largest infrastructure companies, for 15 years. He … Read more »

Public Online Meeting On The Pike River Disaster

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Public Zoom webinar: Ten years after the Pike River mine disaster: Political lessons in the fight for truth about the deaths of 29 miners The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) (SEG) and the World Socialist Web Site will hold an online public meeting … Read more »

Union Announces Industrial Action For NZ Bus Routes

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink operator NZ Bus has received notice from the Tramways Union that industrial action will begin on Friday 23 April 2021. The industrial action will last for a full 24 hours, from 4am tomorrow Friday 23 April until 4am Saturday 24 April, when … Read more »

Kmart Workers Leading The Way With Living Wage Offer

Press Release – First Union

Retail workers across the country who are currently bargaining for new Collective Agreements with their employers will be looking to the example of Kmart, who are the first major retailer to negotiate new one-year CA for 2021-22 that includes the … Read more »

Businesses Struggle To Attract Workers With No Incoming Migrants

Press Release – The Networkers

Covid-19 has significantly impacted many areas of business across the past year. One of the effects that has hit companies the hardest is the lack of migrant workers entering New Zealand. Many industries rely heavily on people entering New Zealand … Read more »

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