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Government isn’t walking the walk on health and safety

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:44 pm | EPMU

Government isn’t walking the walk on health and safety All workers have the right to be safe at work and come home at the end of the day, no matter what size of employer they work for, says the EPMU. “Workplace accidents don’t discriminate on whether ... More >>

Carter Holt Harvey penalised for unlawful drug test

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 3:43 pm | EPMU

Carter Holt Harvey have been ordered to pay $10,000 to the EPMU after unlawfully using the pretext of a random drug and alcohol test to deny site access to a local union organiser. EPMU organiser Corey Wallace was banned from the Carter Holt Harvey ... More >>

Workers walk off the job at 2Cheap Cars in East Tamaki

Friday, 17 July 2015, 9:50 am | EPMU

Workers have walked off the job at 2Cheap Cars in East Tamaki over concerns about unsafe working conditions and racist abuse from their employer More >>

EPMU National Conference endorses merger with SFWU

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 12:25 pm | EPMU

Delegates of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union have today voted in favour of a proposal to merge with the Service and Food Workers Union. The merger will now be subject to a vote of all EPMU members through a postal ballot. “This ... More >>

Corporate manslaughter law good, but get workers home alive

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:38 am | EPMU

Corporate manslaughter law is vital to ensure justice is done when workers are killed on the job, but it’s far more important that workers can stay safe, healthy and alive, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “We absolutely support ... More >>

Brian Roche’s comments unhelpful

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 11:11 am | EPMU

Comments made by Brian Roche, the CEO of New Zealand Post, on the Paul Henry Show today are inaccurate, misleading, and unhelpful to workers who are going through the stress of a massive restructure. “Brian Roche had a good joke with Paul Henry ... More >>

EPMU Construction gets unsafe asbestos work shut down

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 12:51 pm | EPMU

Construction workers and the public are still at risk of asbestos exposure in Christchurch, with EPMU Construction today alerting WorkSafe to an incident of asbestos-containing pipe being worked on in the central city in a high-traffic pedestrian area. Hemi ... More >>

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 4:49 pm | EPMU

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax Reporters and editorial staff at Fairfax Media have been informed today of a massive suite of changes to the media company, including the disestablishment of some roles. “The changes proposed by Fairfax represent ... More >>

Jim Butterworth

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:30 am | EPMU

Jim Butterworth was the elder statesman of our great union. He served to protect and advance the interests of New Zealand working people over many years of union organising and leadership. Jim led the northern region of the Engineers’ Union ... More >>

Scott Technology lays off Christchurch workers

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:09 pm | EPMU

Thirteen workers at Scott Technology, which manufactures, services and installs equipment for the appliance industry, were informed last week that they have been made redundant. This announcement, which came as a shock to the workers, comes after ... More >>

Protecting workers’ lives is not “onerous”

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 10:34 am | EPMU

26 May 2015 Media Release Protecting workers’ lives is not “onerous” The government must not water down changes to health and safety legislation which are vital for New Zealand workers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “The ... More >>

EPMU Construction welcomes changes to work visa processes

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 3:38 pm | EPMU

The union for workers in the Christchurch rebuild generally approves of changes announced today to work visas for skilled migrants, extending them from one year to three. “This gives migrant workers who are coming to a new country and participating ... More >>

Solid Energy’s announcement unlikely to be good for workers

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 11:07 am | EPMU

No one is expecting good news from Solid Energy, which has called a meeting at Stockton Mine on the West Coast this afternoon. More >>

Forman Insulation job losses in Taranaki and Auckland

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 3:32 pm | EPMU

Jobs will be lost across the country as Forman Building Systems amalgamates two of its subsidiaries in an attempt to cut costs and improve profits. More >>

Huge job losses on the cards as Chorus abandons copper

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:06 am | EPMU

Workers at Transfield Services are to pay the price for Chorus’ mismanagement of the ultra-fast broadband project and attempts to escape the copper market. The EPMU, which represents Transfield workers, is concerned that contractors who work with ... More >>

Transparency needed from NZ Post on future job and cuts

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:28 am | EPMU

Any re-negotiation of New Zealand Post’s deed of understanding needs to be done openly and fairly, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. “Over the past few years, New Zealand Post has been cut to the bone as the government demands bigger ... More >>

Orora workers to take industrial action from Monday

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:11 am | EPMU

240 workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch will begin a two-week overtime ban on Monday, after mediation with their employer did not resolve their bargaining issues yesterday. More >>

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:00 pm | EPMU

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku One of the oldest sawmills in New Zealand will close at the end of the month, at a cost of 25 jobs and potentially more in the local community. Mamaku Sawmill is the last operating mill in the area, which was once ... More >>

240 Orora workers take industrial action

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:30 am | EPMU

Workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch have voted to take a two-week overtime ban after collective bargaining with their employer broke down. The ban could threaten the supply of boxes for the kiwifruit, wine and meat ... More >>

Government must fix the mess it created at Solid Energy

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 1:45 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Government must take responsibility for the role it has played in Solid Energy’s current financial crisis, and support the company which has returned $600 million to the country over the past decade. More >>



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