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Govt has head in the sand over Fisheries Officer Strike

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 4:26 pm | National Union of Public Employees

Government has head in the sand over Fisheries Officer Strike Fisheries Officers enter their second week of nationwide strike action as the government remains silent on the issue. “They have their heads in the sand” Says Janice Gemmell, Secretary ... More >>

Fisheries Officers Throw-Back under-Sized Offer

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:33 pm | National Union of Public Employees

Fisheries Officers throughout New Zealand have today issued strike notices after over a year of bargaining with their employer the Ministry for Primary Industries More >>

Fishery Officers Undervalued

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 9:47 am | National Union of Public Employees

Press Release Fishery Officers Undervalued The National Union of Public Employees represents the majority of Fishery Officers employed by the new Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Merger Cuts To Support In MAF Concern Fishery Officers

Monday, 29 August 2011, 9:38 am | National Union of Public Employees

“While Fishery Officer numbers are to remain the same under changes announced this week by the management of newly merged Ministries of Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), significant changes proposed to backroom systems have the potential to undermine ... More >>

CDHB Privatisation Out of Line With Govt Policy

Monday, 11 January 2010, 11:03 am | National Union of Public Employees

“The privatisation of the Work Assessment and Rehabilitation services by the Canterbury DHB is out of step with Government promises before the last election,” Paul Shennan, NUPE Convenor, stated today. The Work Rehabilitation Service was part of the specialist ... More >>

Christmas Bomb from CHDB for psychiatric patients

Monday, 21 December 2009, 11:03 am | National Union of Public Employees

The gift addressed and delivered this week to staff and users of the Work Assessment and Rehabilitation services by the CDHB was that their service would close and a provider would be found to deliver a similar service. More >>

Fishery Officer Seek Protection

Sunday, 2 November 2008, 7:46 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“While dog control officers rightly carry batons and sometimes pepper spray to protect themselves from menacing or dangerous dogs, fishery officers in the same situation are told to look around for something to protect themselves like a garden ... More >>

Labour Day Launch: Fishery Officer Campaign

Monday, 27 October 2008, 5:10 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“The Union representing Fishery Officers is using Labour Day (unofficial start of the fishing season) to call for a debate on a key environmental issue for the election campaign,” said Martin Cooney, NUPE Organiser today. More >>

Brackenridge Negotiations Commence

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 3:03 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“NUPE and NZNO union members at Brackenridge Estate commence negotiations with their employer tomorrow (Wednesday 1 October) in what appears to be an environment of chronic underfunding and crisis in the ID sector,” said Janice Gemmell, Senior ... More >>

Brackenridge Workers Vote For Rolling Strikes

Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 9:42 am | National Union of Public Employees

“Staff at Brackenridge Estate have voted for further industrial action including rolling strikes over seven weeks because their management have not come up with extra funding from Government to supplement the low pay rates and poor conditions of workers,” ... More >>

Brackenridge Staff Return to Work – What Next?

Monday, 14 January 2008, 11:28 am | National Union of Public Employees

“Carers at Brackenridge Estate met at 6.30am and returned to work at 7am this morning believing they have sent a strong message to their management and the Ministry of Health about the need to urgently find extra funding to settle their Collective Agreement,” ... More >>

Brackenridge Estate Carers Strike Into 2nd Day

Monday, 14 January 2008, 11:17 am | National Union of Public Employees

“Unity - and resolve to achieve their goals - remains high among striking workers at Brackenridge Estate as the strike enters its second day,” says Janice Gemmell NUPE Organiser. More >>

140 Care Givers and Nurses to Strike

Thursday, 10 January 2008, 1:24 pm | National Union of Public Employees

Last minute discussions today between the Unions (NUPE and NZNO) and Brackenridge Estate (ex Templeton Centre) have failed to prevent the strike commencing at 7am tomorrow. More >>

Strike to go ahead at Brackenridge Estate

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 10:08 am | National Union of Public Employees

“NUPE and NZNO members at Brackenridge estate have voted to reject the new offer from their employer” said Janice Gemmell (NUPE Organiser) More >>

Freezing funding impacts on strike action

Friday, 4 January 2008, 1:43 pm | National Union of Public Employees

The Ministry of Health decision to freeze funding for Brackenridge Estate has directly impacted on the recent decision by union members to take industrial action. “Members of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation ... More >>

Armour Safer But Defensive Equipment Needed

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 3:44 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“Fishery Officers are supportive of the moves by the Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, to issue staff with stab resistant body armour but believe that if the risk is big enough to wear one, Officers should also be able to to carry retractable ... More >>

Epidemic Requires Consideration Of Pay

Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 3:33 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“NUPE’s reservations about the silence of the Epidemic Preparedness Bill in respect to employment rights and obligations were outlined this morning to Parliament’s Government Administration Select Committee,” said John Kerr, Organiser with the National Union ... More >>

DHB Clerical Workers, Chicken, Rally Low Pay

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 3:31 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“About 40 NUPE clerical workers and a chicken rallied today in Christchurch over 8% real pay cuts to over two thousand South Island ward clerks, telephonists, clinical records and other medical staff,” said Martin Cooney, Organiser with the National ... More >>

Pre-Budget Rally – Clerical Pay-Demic

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 9:32 am | National Union of Public Employees

“NUPE clerical and information services workers facign real pay cuts in negotiations with the Canterbury District Health Board are rallying at 12.15 today opposite the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital” said Martin Cooney, Organiser with ... More >>

Pepper Spray Reduces Complaints Of Excessive Force

Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 4:10 pm | National Union of Public Employees

“The Union representing Fishery Officers is urging the Government to allow them to carry retractable batons and pepper spray to extricate themselves from dangerous situations,” said Martin Cooney, Organiser of the National Union of Public Employees ... More >>

 

 

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