Articles tagged Unions

Nurses and teachers are pushing the Labour Government for massive pay increases, but the Government is rejecting their claims on the grounds of being fiscally responsible -- for now. Thomas Coughlan reports.


The Government wants less “combat and conflict” in industrial relations. That could lead it to helping fund an innovative approach being championed by some of New Zealand’s biggest companies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Education unions will be approaching this years’ pay talks with more confidence than they’ve had in a decade. Shane Cowlishaw looks at the pressure that will be exerted on the Government to boost wages in the sector.

With Labour’s industrial relations history, both employers and workers will be watching closely as the Government makes its first employment law changes. Shane Cowlishaw looks at what its initial announcement could bring.