In Union mobile app launched

A new mobile app for working people has been launched. This post is an example of a post about your union so news can easily be filtered for relevancy. 

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Urgency for a Just Transition

By Sam Huggard

New Zealand is about to embark on a transition to a low carbon economy. It’s one of the most important transitions we will make, and it has to be done well.  Our lives literally depend on it.

For people who work for a living, and the unpaid work that supports this, change and transition are permanent features of employment, nationally and internationally.

But big transitions in work can make people anxious and New Zealand hasn’t done this well before.

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Midwives march around the country for better funding

Hundreds of midwives across the country have marched in protest of poor pay.

Asking Government to accept a proposed funding model that will bolster pay, more than 200 midwives in Wellington marched on Parliament to demand urgent action on Thursday.

Minister of Health David Clark and Minister for Women Julia Anne Genter met the protesters, but offered no promises of increased pay in the upcoming budget.

New Zealand College of Midwives estimates the current average hourly wage for rural midwives is $7.23, and for urban midwives $12.80.

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