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Dairy Union welcomes great step forward on parental leave

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:06 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union (DWU) has welcomed the announcement from dairy company, Synlait, that they will be boosting parental leave entitlements significantly for working parents. More >>

Zero hours show zero vision

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 5:21 pm | Dairy Workers Union

“Michael Woodhouse's zero hour contract legislation is another blow against Kiwi workers from a Government with zero vision." says Chris Flatt, National Secretary, Dairy Workers Union. More >>

Dairy Workers Union National Executive endorses Little

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:19 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The National Executive of the Dairy Workers Union has endorsed Andrew Little for the Labour Party leadership. “All four candidates are highly regarded, but our voting delegates have asked our National Executive for its views on the leadership, ... More >>

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:33 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. More >>

Resumption of milk inquiry welcomed

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 4:11 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The real pressure points of milk and dairy product pricing need to be exposed, and news that a Parliamentary inquiry on the matter will continue is welcome, the Dairy Workers Union said today. More >>

Benefits of co-operative approach in dairy must not be lost

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:28 am | Dairy Workers Union

The benefit that the co-operative dairy model brings to farmers, the provincial workforce and rural communities must not be put at risk by a false understanding of the drivers of milk prices, the Dairy Workers Union said today. More >>

Fonterra actions on human rights monitored

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 12:26 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The biggest conference ever held of dairy workers’ unions committed in Argentina on Friday to step up coordinated actions against casualisation and contracting out by the major transnational corporations and other major employers in the industry. More >>

Proposals will kill national economic security

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 9:45 am | Dairy Workers Union

The 2025 Taskforce proposal to sell off Fonterra - NZ’s largest single wealth creator - is economic suicide, says the Dairy Workers Union. “Selling off Fonterra will kill national economic security,” said Dairy Workers Union National Secretary James ... More >>

Lockout Over, Cheese Workers Win Collective Agmnt

Monday, 26 October 2009, 1:06 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The month-long lockout of workers at Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese is over after workers have secured their goal of collective employment agreement to cover their jobs. More >>

Cheese workers hopeful of mediation outcome

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 4:16 pm | Dairy Workers Union

Locked out workers at a Waikato cheese factory are hopeful that they will make some progress in mediation talks tomorrow towards getting a collective employment agreement to cover their jobs. More >>

Cheese factory workers just want to do their jobs

Monday, 5 October 2009, 10:09 am | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says that locked out workers at a Waikato cheese factory just want to return to work and have their jobs covered by a collective agreement, and are disappointed by the company’s latest sideshow – a restructuring proposal ... More >>

Workers disappointed by Employment Court decision

Friday, 2 October 2009, 1:11 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says it’s disappointed by some aspects of an Employment Court decision released tonight and will consider appealing it. More >>

Put up or shut up Open Country

Monday, 28 September 2009, 9:42 am | Dairy Workers Union

“If Open Country Cheese has any credible evidence whatsoever that Dairy Workers Union members were involved in an environmental spill over a week ago, now is the time to front up with some proof, and stop locking workers out,” James Ritchie, ... More >>

Assault, intimidation, refusal of collective

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 2:51 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says a dispute at Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese can be resolved, but the company needs to pull back from both its intimidation of the workforce, including an assault on one of its workers, and its refusal to accept that workers ... More >>

Cheese workers turned away from work Monday night

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 10:03 am | Dairy Workers Union

Open Country Cheese workers were turned away from work at 6pm in what now amounts to an unlawful lockout, the Dairy Workers Union said tonight. “36 workers had been on strike since Thursday over the company’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement, ... More >>

Cheese workers return to work pending hearing

Monday, 21 September 2009, 3:42 pm | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says that workers at Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese have ended their strike and will return to work at 6pm tonight, pending a hearing in the Employment Court this Friday on whether illegal replacement labour is being used ... More >>

Support for Open Country Cheese workers grows

Monday, 21 September 2009, 9:40 am | Dairy Workers Union

Support from the Waikato public and the wider union movement is growing for 36 Waikato cheese factory workers facing a six week lockout from Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese, who has refused to negotiate with them for a collective agreement. “Council ... More >>

Open Country Cheese negligence damages environment

Saturday, 19 September 2009, 2:10 pm | Dairy Workers Union

Media Release: Dairy Workers Union Saturday September 19 2009   Open Country Cheese negligence cause environmental damage More >>

Dispute at cheese factory can be avoided - union

Monday, 14 September 2009, 10:20 am | Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says that an industrial dispute at Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese can be avoided if the company is serious about addressing its workers’ concerns around job security in the midst of a recession. The company and the union were in ... More >>

Dispute centres around job security, not wages

Thursday, 10 September 2009, 11:26 am | Dairy Workers Union

Media Release: Dairy Workers Union Thursday September 10 2009   Open Country Cheese dispute centres around job security, not wages   The Dairy Workers Union says that the dispute with Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese will only be resolved when the ... More >>

 

 

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