Workplace drug testing

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Workplace drug testing How would current testing methods work if Cannabis is legalised? A young man wakes up on a crisp morning before heading into work on a high-profile construction site in Wellington. He routinely takes the first hit of his bong for the day. After breathing in the thick smoke and releasing it into […]

Māori union leader appointed to Infrastructure Commission board

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Māori union leader appointed to Infrastructure Commission board Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has welcomed the appointment of Maurice Davis and his deep infrastructure and construction experience to the board of the Infrastructure Commission. Davis (Ngāti Maniapoto), is the seventh and final appointment to the board led by former Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard, and the […]

Transmission Gully, calls for inquiry

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‘Transmission Gully, calls for inquiry Amalgamated Workers’ Union Northern National Secretary Maurice Davis tells Lynn Freeman he wants an inquiry into PPP’s (Public Private Partnerships) procurement process, suggesting there should be a single desk procurement agency in place. This follows concerns about Transmission Gully’s cost blow out, its members’ recent wait to get back to […]

‘We’ve got to get going’ – Union leader calls for faster start on infrastructure projects

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‘We’ve got to get going’ – Union leader calls for faster start on infrastructure projects A union leader is calling on the government to speed up major infrastructure projects to offset job losses in the construction sector. Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest construction company, yesterday announced it was cutting 1000 jobs in New Zealand and […]

Potential redundancies on billion-dollar Transmission Gully project

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Potential redundancies on billion-dollar Transmission Gully project Workers building the delayed billion-dollar Transmission Gully project now face potential redundancies thinning their ranks. About 88 staff working with the joint venture CPB-HEB could be made redundant. Amalgamated Workers Union national secretary Maurice Davis said the union was contacted last Friday about a proposed restructure, including the […]

Unions Propose Sensible Change To Stimulate Economy

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Unions Propose Sensible Change To Stimulate Economy This global pandemic has created an opportunity to reset New Zealand’s economic priorities. A new negotiated Social Responsibility Pact needs to be worked through prior to us getting through this pandemic. This crisis demonstrates the lacking’s in the past economic structure in protecting and serving ordinary people and […]

Union Launching NZ Made Campaign In Infrastructure Projects

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Union Launching NZ Made Campaign In Infrastructure Projects Maurice Davis, AWUNZ National Secretary and Union leader says;  Shayne Jones and Phil Twyford have the opportunity to lead NZ into economic recovery. All Infrastructure Projects need to require a “NZ Made first” component in the contracts to protect and nurture organic manufacturing. We cannot simply return […]

Union tells Shane Jones to restrict wood exports overseas or ‘voters will cut him down’

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Union tells Shane Jones to restrict wood exports overseas or ‘voters will cut him down  Forestry Minister Shane Jones has instructed officials to explore law changes that would ensure wood product is prioritised for New Zealand-based projects after the COVID-19 lockdown, instead of it being shipped overseas. It comes as the union representing construction and […]