TIASA NEWS

Unions welcome release of Labour’s industrial relations policy

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is applauding today's launch of the Labour Party’s industrial relations 2020 election policy by spokesperson Andrew Little. "Working people in unions have been campaigning for better treatment at work. Labour’s industrial...

CTU take on Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) was in today’s official lockup for the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU). "It’s clear that the government’s strategy to make large scale investment in the wake of COVID has successfully cushioned the blow...

COVID-19: Transmission shows the importance of workplace rights

Media release: COVID-19: Transmission shows the importance of workplace rights (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/togetherunionnz/posts/3459242424126075) “The Council of Trade Unions says the re-emergence of Covid-19 in Auckland workplaces, including workplace...

Stephen Town starts as inaugural Chief Executive

Stephen Town commenced in his position as Inaugural Chief Executive, NZIST on Monday 6th July with a Powhiri at Wintec’s Te Kopu Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton, NZIST Chairman Murray Strong, spoke  for all stakeholders when welcoming Stephen into the role....

Historic meeting at TIASA National Office

Kia ora katoa Yesterday Stephen Town , Inaugural Chief Executive of the new NZIST that came into effect on 1 April this year, met personally with  TIASA’s national officers at the TIASA national office in Rotorua.( Above:  Stephen with TIASA National President Shelley...

Celebrating 26 weeks paid parental leave starting

Source: CTU -- Ensuring that babies have time at home with their primary caregivers has always been the goal of the campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. On July 1st 26 weeks of paid parental leave starts. "This campaign has been successful because of...

Health and Disability System Review report welcomed by NZCTU

Source: CTU -- Today’s release of the Health and Disability System review led by Heather Simpson is welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. "Our health system needs to change to ensure that New Zealanders get the care they need, when they need it," CTU President...

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...

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...