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Job losses show the dangers of relying on dairy exports

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:17 pm | EPMU

Today’s announcement from Fonterra that up to 110 jobs will be cut at its Canpac facility in the Waikato shows the dangers of relying on dairy exports to China to sustain our economy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. The ... More >>

90 jobs lost in the Waikato as NZ Post closes mail centre

Friday, 11 July 2014, 10:43 am | EPMU

New Zealand Post has confirmed that 90 jobs will be lost when it closes its Waikato mail processing centre. The confirmation comes after NZ Post announced in June last year that it would be closing its Waikato, Wellington and Dunedin mail centres, at ... More >>

EPMU national conference endorses political donations

Monday, 30 June 2014, 9:56 am | EPMU

The EPMU national conference has endorsed donations to the Labour Party and Green Party for their election campaigns. “Our elected conference delegates feel very strongly that a Labour-Green coalition government is the best hope for restoring ... More >>

EPMU condemns imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 3:50 pm | EPMU

EPMU condemns imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists The Print and Media industry council of the EPMU condemns the prosecution and imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt. “This is a serious threat to the freedom of the press,” says Joe Gallagher, ... More >>

Sitel jobs coming to New Zealand isn’t all good news

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 11:37 am | EPMU

There’s not much cause to celebrate in the news that 139 jobs at Sitel in Australia will be moving to New Zealand, says the union for telecommunications workers, the EPMU. More >>

Tiwai workers win fair lieu day pay

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 1:48 pm | EPMU

Tiwai workers win fair lieu day pay Workers at New Zealand Aluminium Smelters are celebrating today as a court has confirmed their employer should pay them fairly for work done on public holidays. Despite working twelve-hour shifts, their lieu ... More >>

Prime Minister should get his facts straight

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 4:07 pm | EPMU

John Key’s attack on workers’ unions is a desperate ploy to distract attention from serious questions about his own party. “We’re a democratic organisation representing thousands of hardworking Kiwis, and we have nothing to hide,” says ... More >>

Steel and Tube workers get a fair deal

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:48 am | EPMU

Workers at Steel and Tube have reached a mutually agreeable settlement with their employer which has brought an end to a period of industrial action. The workers, who are members of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and First Union, ... More >>

Steel and Tube make a farce of mediation

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 10:18 am | EPMU

Workers are picketing Steel and Tube sites in Auckland and Christchurch again after management scuppered mediation with their union representatives yesterday. “Steel and Tube came to mediation with the exact same offer that’s already been rejected,” ... More >>

Workers still picketing at Steel and Tube NZ

Monday, 28 April 2014, 8:59 am | EPMU

Workers at Steel and Tube sites across New Zealand are still taking industrial action to demand fair treatment and genuine bargaining from their employer. Today, workers are on the picket line at the Steel and Tube sites in Blenheim Road, Christchurch ... More >>

Labour takes manufacturing seriously

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:21 am | EPMU

Labour takes manufacturing seriously Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe. The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement ... More >>

Private PostShops threaten customer service and workers’ pay

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 9:21 am | EPMU

The Government’s decision to rush through changes to New Zealand Post’s Deed of Understanding has opened the door to privatisation and job cuts, says the union for postal workers. New Zealand Post yesterday signalled their intent to begin looking ... More >>

Healthcare workers win by standing together

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 10:09 am | EPMU

Healthcare workers win by standing together District Health Boards have attended mediation and agreed to re-enter negotiations after healthcare workers announced industrial action at hospitals across New Zealand. The workers, who provide support ... More >>

Healthcare Workers Refuse To Negotiate With A Computer

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 1:50 pm | EPMU

Hundreds of healthcare workers are holding a national day of action on 9 April to oppose district health board pay offers which don’t even keep up with the rising cost of living. More >>

Printing workers refuse overtime due to employment condition

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:04 pm | EPMU

Workers covered by the collective agreement at Blue Star Print Group will not work any overtime from Monday 24 March, after bargaining broke down. The company is attempting to claw back the workers’ current terms and conditions of employment, including ... More >>

Government determined to keep wages down

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 9:06 am | EPMU

Despite widespread opposition from working Kiwis, National is pushing ahead with its unnecessary and unfair Employment Relations Amendment Bill, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “This is a radical bill, and its long-term effects ... More >>

Strike action to continue until workers get fair treatment

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:26 pm | EPMU

Workers at Steel and Tube sites across New Zealand have chosen to continue targeted strike action until management agree to negotiate fairly with them. The workers, who are represented by the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and FIRST ... More >>

Workers Fight For Fair Treatment At Steel And Tube NZ

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 1:57 pm | EPMU

Workers at Steel and Tube sites across New Zealand are walking off the job today to protest the disrespectful way their employer has acted in recent bargaining. More >>

High-value jobs lost as Fletchers sells off Pacific Steel

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:54 am | EPMU

Workers at Pacific Steel in Auckland are facing redundancy as the company is sold off by parent company Fletchers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. Pacific Steel has been purchased by NZ Steel, and will continue to operate ... More >>

Eight jobs lost at Top Energy in Northland

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 1:12 pm | EPMU

At least eight jobs will go at Top Energy, a community-owned generator and lines company in Northland, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. Top Energy is restructuring to cut costs and made the announcement to workers today. More >>

 

 

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