archive-title Category Archives: To the Point

Category Archives: To the Point

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June 2019

June 2019

In this issue of To The Point, you’ll read a message from the President, learn about the proposed new APEX structure, read about the role of social work in primary health, delve into an employment court case study, understand the importance of employment protection provisions, learn about new rest and meal break rights from 6th May, and more… 

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December 2018

December 2018

In this issue of To The Point, you’ll read a message from the President, learn about the hype around artificial intelligence and its potential effects in healthcare, 2018 bargaining analysis, delve into the history of the smoko, and answer some common questions around why the bargaining process is so slow.

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June 2018

June 2018

In this issue of To The Point, we preview the upcoming APEX Delegate Conference and AGM, outline the current state of APEX bargaining amidst the Nurses Organisation negotiations, and summarise the cancellation of Taranaki Lab privatisation. We also review the themes of the recent Nelson-Marlborough DHB stop-work meeting. 

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April 2018

April 2018

In this issue of To The Point, we review the success of stop-work meetings held recently at Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB, take a deep-dive into the ERA’s Code of Good Faith and how it applies to organisations in the health sector, and talk to a CSSD delegate from Hawke’s Bay. Of course, we also review the current status of bargaining across the APEX divisions. 

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January 2018

January 2018

In this issue of To The Point, we take a close look at Kerren Glasson’s case against Southern DHB taken by APEX to the ERA. We also investigate problematic management styles in the Healthcare sector, chat with a Laboratory Scientist delegate, and update you on bargaining.

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December 2017

December 2017

In this issue of To The Point we report on the crisis and resolution in Invercargill Radiography, meet one of our Southern DHB delegates, and of course update you on the current state of bargaining. We also pay tribute and say thanks to Peter Gene.

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November 2017

November 2017

The November issue of To The Point includes an in-depth analysis of what the change in government might mean for industrial relations and the health sector. We also have an opinion piece on the “Curious Case of Nigel Murray”. As always, we update you on the latest bargaining news.

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October 2017

October 2017

The October issue of To The Point features the latest bargaining news, articles on your rights regarding shift/on-call leave and individual employment agreements, and we profile the APEX Sonographer Division President, Vanessa Galloway.

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September 2017

September 2017

The September issue of To The Point features a final update on election policy from the major political parties, the latest bargaining news and national workforce issues, and a review of the Taranaki Medlab contracting process. We also introduce some of the latest APEX Pharmacy delegates from the Hawkes Bay.

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August 2017

August 2017

The August issue of To the Point features the latest national trends in industrial bargaining, and a summary of the health and employment relations policies for the major political parties. We also feature introductions to the Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) division’s President and Secretary.

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July 2017

July 2017

Featuring articles on DHB non-compliance with the Holidays Act, the recent APEX AGM, amalgamation with the NZMLWU, and a story on Biomedical Techs from Waikato Hospital. As usual, we update the status on any ongoing bargaining.