Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, May 4th, 2020 - 26 comments
No new COVID 19 cases today!
UPDATE: No change to Level 2, decision in a week.
Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 12 comments
The CTU has consistently identified our culture of work and the style of management as a real challenge for New Zealand firms to improve their health and safety record. Health and safety is an inseparable part of the wider workplace culture.
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, August 12th, 2016 - 95 comments
Is it time for a referendum on marijuana? There is strong support for the use of medicinal marijuana. Should we just admit that Kiwis like smoking dope and simply legalise it?
Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, August 28th, 2015 - 23 comments
Last night the Nats passed their widely ridiculed health and safety legislation. This morning a Waikato farm worker died in a workplace accident. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, August 22nd, 2015 - 8 comments
A small sample of the reaction to National’s “health” and “safety” nonsense.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 19th, 2015 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, July 30th, 2015 - 8 comments
Labour is proposing a set of amendments to fix the Health and Safety Reform Bill. They need the support of Peter Dunne and the Māori Party. Will they do the right thing?
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 19th, 2015 - 22 comments
Some strong stuff from Labour’s spokesperson for Labour, Iain Lees-Galloway, in Question Time yesterday.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, June 15th, 2015 - 116 comments
Whenever unionists talk about the bad employers who put profit over people’s lives, the right wave it away as fear-mongering. Well, here it is straight from the horse’s mouth.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 12th, 2015 - 87 comments
Bravo to those “big business” leaders who have come out in support of strong universal health and safety legislation. Shame on the Collins faction in Cabinet who are fighting to water it down.
Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, June 7th, 2015 - 15 comments
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, May 27th, 2015 - 18 comments
Helen Kelly and the CTU have done a great job raising the issues of workplace health and safety. Have they even got the attention of some Nats? Apparently there are delays to proposed changes as some in caucus resist.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, May 13th, 2015 - 9 comments
Half the workplace deaths in NZ last year were in agriculture. Already this year the toll has been massive.
Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, October 2nd, 2013 - 15 comments
“I just utter one fear…”
Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, July 7th, 2013 - 33 comments
Judge Jane Farish has ordered Pike River to pay $110,000 compensation for each of the families who suffered the loss of a loved one. But the various parties are not committing as yet to making sure that the compensation is paid. Justice demands that every cent is paid.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, April 14th, 2013 - 84 comments
The Court Martial of Flight Lieutenant Dan Pezaro by the NZ Defence Force is making me uneasy. The internal Court of Inquiry into this accident hinted at major disfunction within the upper reaches of the Forces in terms of health and safety. On my reading of that report, the RNZAF itself could be liable in […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, July 17th, 2012 - 12 comments
Right now 28 miners are stuck down a Waihi mine with a fire causing noxious gases. 15 people are being decontaminated at Tiwai Point after an ‘incident’. At 3.30am the driver of a truck-trailer loaded pressurised cylinders died after crashing into Bulls RSA – probably asleep from the fatigue 24% of truck drivers suffer from […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, December 22nd, 2011 - 40 comments
CTU President Helen Kelly talks about Pike River and the death of security guard Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal and what these tragedies tell us about employer accountability for health and safety in the workplace.
Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, September 26th, 2010 - 20 comments
In the aftermath of the twin towers, the dust that accompanied their collapse gave rise to a health crisis in the medium/long term that continues to play out to this day. And given the prevalence of asbestos in Christchurch buildings, it just might be that the earthquake will result in a number of preventable deaths after all…
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 12th, 2009 - 22 comments
The Minister of Labour, Kate Wilkinson, is holding a meeting today with 25 top CEOs on the number of New Zealanders who are killed every year at work. The fact it’s being billed as an example of ‘partnership’ shows a lot about this Government’s worldview, because she’s specifically excluded any representation from the workers who’re […]