TIASA NEWS

2020 Budget: Some great initiatives but more needed

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) acknowledges the responsive nature of the Government’s 2020 Budget. There is a necessary need to focus on addressing the significant issues New Zealanders are facing in a COVID-19 world. CTU Economist Andrea Black...

COVID-19 Lockdown. TIASA News Moving to Alert L2

To: All TIASA members. From: Peter Joseph, Chief Executive. Kia ora whanau, Thanks to the efforts made by our Aotearoa-New Zealand team, and within that, our TIASA Team and all of you, our country is to shortly move to Level 2. The lockdown, for many, will be coming...

COVID-19 : Level 2 welcomed

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the move at 11.59pm tonight to level two and the opening up of our society from the 7 week period of ‘lockdown’. CTU President Richard Wagstaff wants everyone to feel safe at work. "Regardless of the work you do,...

Green plan walks the talk – CTU

Source: CTU -- The union movement wholeheartedly backs the Greens’ three point plan released yesterday to support essential workers with real say in their work and decent incomes. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the plan will be a great way for the government to...

May Day – International Workers Day

Source: CTU -- All around the world working people are united in the shared experiences of dealing with the COVID-19 virus. "For many working working people, this is period of stress, uncertainty and worry," CTU President Wagstaff said. "Everyone who wants a job...

COVID-19 Lockdown. TIASA News COVID Lockdown – ANZAC Day Issue

To: All TIASA members. From: Peter Joseph, Chief Executive. Kia ora whanau, We hope that you are coping well with the lockdown and that you and your bubble are safe and well.   It has certainly been both challenging and interesting as we have navigated our way through...

COVID-19: Leave subsidy changes – needs to go further

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the government’s announcement to extend the leave subsidy as part of the package to support working people through the consequences of the COVID-19 virus. However, the CTU believes more can be done to support working...

Government leave subsidy must meet three key tests

Source: CTU -- The Government’s leave subsidy for working people who have high vulnerability to COVID or share a bubble with vulnerable people must be extended and improved by meeting three simple tests to succeed says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. CTU...

COVID-19 Lockdown. TIASA News. COVID Lockdown Day #15

To: All TIASA members. From: Peter Joseph, Chief Executive. Date: 9 April 2020. Kia ora whanau, We hope that you are staying safe (and staying at home) and ensuring that we all do our very best to keep ourselves and each other safe in the fight against COVID-19. It...

On 1st April, Don’t be fooled or confused!

• Your salary and employment conditions negotiated by TIASA, are protected and transfer to the new subsidiary company of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, NZIST (Working Title), as of today. • Your employment is deemed to be ‘continuous’ in all...

Minimum wage increase – vital support for our lowest paid

Source: CTU On April 1 the minimum wage will increase $1.20 an hour $18.90 (currently $17.70). "Within our society the people who are often paid the minimum wage are those working in roles such as supermarket workers, cleaners, rubbish collectors. These people have...

COVID-19 Lockdown. TIASA News COVID Lockdown Day #2

To: All TIASA members. From: Peter Joseph, Chief Executive. Date: 27 March 2020. Kia ora whanau, We trust that you are adjusting to our new reality of COVID lockdown and working in isolation and, are staying safe and well. As you are aware, Shelley Weir, TIASA...

COVID-19 Lockdown. Update for all TIASA Members

Kia ora whanau, Things have evolved rapidly over recent days and, TIASA strongly support the Prime Minister’s announcement and Government’s actions in moving to Level 4 from midnight tonight. We understand the anxiety that these unprecedented measures are causing and...

COVID-19: Unscrupulous employers exploiting the crisis

Source: CTU The Council of Trade Unions is deeply concerned with reports of some employers behaving badly during the COVID-19 crisis. "Working people expect to be treated fairly at all times and especially in times of crisis. Some employers are behaving badly, others...

Directors on the boards of subsidiary ITP’s are named

IST Establishment have announced of those who have agreed to serve as directors on the boards of subsidiary Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP's) effective from 1st April 2020. See below links to media releases regarding to board of each ITP: Ara Institute...

Governments COVID 19 economic package welcomed

Source: CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's significant package as a first stage to support New Zealand working people and our economy as a result of COVID-19. "This package provides an immediate boost to get through these challenging times," CTU...

Stephen Town named Chief Executive of NZIST

Tena koutou katoa The inaugural Chief Executive for the NZIST (working title)  is Stephen Town,  who has held several leadership roles including Chief Executive positions in the tertiary education  and  local government sectors.   Some may recall Stephen as Chief...

IST Establishment Unit Kōrero Meetings with Staff and Stakeholders

Below is the outline for IST Establishment Unit Kōrero meetings with Staff and Stakeholders. IST are still finalising the final week. Information will be updates as received. Date Where Time Session Venue/Room Contact person Thu30 Jan Otago Polytech Dunedin 10:45...