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NZ Post profit shows no rationale for drastic job cuts

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:09 am | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

New Zealand Post Group’s $107 million profit shows the company is not in crisis and can afford to carefully consider any future job losses, says the union representing NZ Post workers. More >>

100 jobs lost at Croxley as high Kiwi dollar keeps hurting

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:21 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

One hundred jobs will be lost at Croxley Stationery in Auckland, which is being forced to close by the high dollar and ongoing crisis in New Zealand manufacturing. More >>

Labour’s policy promises a return to fairness at work

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:51 pm | EPMU

Workers across New Zealand will benefit from the Labour Party’s work and wages policy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. “Labour’s policy is a comprehensive package which will lift wages, lower unemployment, and build a ... More >>

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 >>

36 job losses proposed at Buckley Systems

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:04 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The high dollar has claimed more jobs in New Zealand’s manufacturing sector with Buckley System’s announcement today that 36 jobs may have to go at its Mt Wellington site. 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 >>

Final job loss numbers confirmed at Stockton mine

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:45 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Miners on the West Coast have been told today that 135 jobs will definitely be lost at Solid Energy’s Stockton coal mine. 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 >>

137 jobs lost at Stockton Mine

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:44 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

137 jobs will be lost at the Stockton coal mine on the West Coast due to low coal prices, a high Kiwi dollar, and serious mismanagement of Solid Energy’s finances by its previous Board and the government. 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 >>

Carter Holt Harvey breached worker rights in mass drug test

Friday, 30 May 2014, 2:15 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Workers at Carter Holt Harvey’s Nelson mill have won a victory after invasive, unfair drug testing 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 >>

Labour Party unemployment target a breath of fresh air

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:24 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

12 May 2014 Media Release Labour Party unemployment target a breath of fresh air Kiwi workers should welcome the Labour Party’s goal of 4% unemployment and Budget surpluses when it leads the next government. “For the past six years we’ve had ... More >>

Government must put health and safety first

Friday, 9 May 2014, 1:06 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The government should put its money where its mouth is by giving priority to pass important healthy and safety legislation instead of controversial employment law changes which will cut workers’ pay, and ultimately undermine health and safety. 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 >>

 

 

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