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Recommendations for screen sector workplace relations unveiled

Media release 17 October 2018 A recommended model to allow collective bargaining for contractors in the screen sector has today been unveiled by the Government-convened Film Industry Working Group. The recommendations, which will now be considered by Government, offer a new path forward for the screen sector, following 2010 law changes to workplace relations in […]

Screen Turmoil Across Tassie Causes Concern

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was thrown into turmoil last week when Managing Director Michelle Guthrie was fired. Chairman at the time, Justin Milne, a political appointee and personal friend of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, questioned her leadership style and her relationships with Canberra. Milne was then ‘forced’ to resign when it became clear that he […]

Celebrating Women

Womens’ roles in New Zealand society have come a long way. We were the first to give women the vote, we’ve had three female prime ministers and finally the Black Ferns have gotten professional contracts. However, in many industries women do not receive equal pay (including the Black Ferns). There are few women sitting in […]

Taking Action

On Wednesday evening, together with Ngā Aho Whakaari and the New Zealand Writers Guild, we had a two-hour workshop with Debbi Tohill, Executive Director of RPE (Rape Prevention Education) on Sexual Harassment and Disclosure. This session had been run recently by Women In Film & Television but we felt it worthwhile to support another, considering […]

Correcting the Imbalance

Ten years of business-focused government policy is now seeing a correction taking place in the New Zealand labour market. Health and education have been the focus of recent labour matters, but thanks primarily to Radio New Zealand, the independent contractor market is now in the spotlight. RNZ has put considerable effort into bringing into the […]