Oct 17

Workforce Disengagement Part 1 – The Broken Relationship

Posted by Dave Griffith

Disengagement is one of those HR buzz words that rolls off the tongue and becomes quite impersonal partly through our obsession with workforce statistical analysis. Yet few terms are as personal as this. It cuts to the heart of the relationship between an organisation and its workers. Often with HR buzz words we…

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Jul 13

Unions reject government offer in ‘sleepover’ pay case

Posted by admin

Over 90 percent of PSA and SFWU union members have rejected an offer from Government to settle the long-running sleepover case. The unions started legal action in 2007 to seek the minimum wage for sleepovers. The sleepover cases are also seeking six years of backpay for thousands of union members who have worked…

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May 24

Some SkyCity Casino workers wearing flea collars

Posted by Dave Griffith

Some workers at Auckland’s SkyCity casino are having to spray themselves with insect repellent and wear flea collars to keep from being bitten on the job. Unite Union national director Mike Treen said workers had been complaining to SkyCity management, as well as the union, for years. The carpet around the gaming machines…

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