Posts Tagged ‘Unions’

Book published on Maori and Pakeha unions and marriages

Friday, September 6th, 2013

A Ngai Tahu historian has published a book about what she calls an unspoken part of New Zealand history – inter-racial Maori and Pakeha unions and marriages. For the book, Matters of the Heart, the University of Otago’s Angela Wanhalla spent several years researching the unions spanning from when early settlers arrived. Dr Wanhalla says Read more

BOT and teachers in dispute over attendance at union meeting

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

A dispute has arisen between been the board of trustees of St Teresa’s School, in Karori, Wellington, and its staff about the teachers attending Tuesday’s meeting of the New Zealand Educational Institute. In a letter to parents the board said it asked that staff attend two separate meetings  – in Wellington and in Lower Hutt – Read more

Sky City Bible carrier – she deserves to lose her job

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

There was was not much sympathy on the talk back shows for the Sky City employee whose job was in jeopardy because she was carrying a Bible at work. On Wednesday aftenoon, on National Radio, host Jim Mora and his fellow panelists expressed surprise at the amount of support that seemed to exist among the Read more

Casino worker faces action over Bible at work

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A union claims an Auckland casino worker faces the sack after bosses caught her carrying a pocket Bible at work. Tuni Parata was left stunned after receiving a letter from her SkyCity managers accusing her of misconduct for carrying the Bible on her shifts as a tower host at the casino. SkyCity says carrying the Read more

Rights of workers must take priority over maximizing profits

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

In his Encyclical Laborem Exercens  John John Paul II said  “The rights of workers must take priority over the maximisation of profits” . “It is important not to quote selectively from Church documents to justify a predetermined position”, says Brian O’Connell. “So this quotation from the encyclical does not mean that the social teaching of the Catholic Church always favours the Read more

Patrick Snedden replaces Campbell at Ports of Auckland

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Ports of Auckland has named Patrick Snedden to replace director Rob Campbell, who quit in March in a dispute over strategy. Patrick Snedden is a veteran of community and government entity boards, previously serving on the boards of Auckland District Health Board and Housing New Zealand. Continue reading Related Posts:The wearing of the blue on St Read more

ANZCO workers locked out – chairman receives an award

Friday, November 25th, 2011

ANZCO workers locked out of their Marton plant since October 19 for say they are determined to continue their opposition to proposed pay cuts of up to 20 per cent, shift changes and reductions in allowances.  Negotiations between the union and the company began in April. Sir Graeme Harrison, founder and chairman of ANZCO, recently received a Welly award in the Read more