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EPMU joins Pike River families to mark fourth anniversary

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:14 am | EPMU

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. “This is a particularly solemn day given the recent announcements of Solid Energy ... More >>

EPMU congratulates new Labour leader

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:13 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union congratulates Andrew Little on his election as Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party. “I have worked closely with Andrew and know he will be a strong and successful leader,” says Bill Newson, ... More >>

62 Wellington jobs lost as Orora Cartons announces closure

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:25 pm | EPMU

Orora Cartons is proposing to close its Lower Hutt facility at the loss of 62 jobs as the crisis for New Zealand manufacturing sector continues to affect businesses. More >>

Automobile Association workers call for boss to come back

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:22 am | EPMU

AA call centre workers are asking their employer to bring a fair and reasonable offer to the bargaining table so they can get back to providing great service to AA members. More >>

Eagle Air closure to cost high value jobs in Hamilton

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:30 pm | EPMU

More than thirty aircraft engineers in Hamilton may lose their jobs following Air New Zealand’s announcement today that it plans to close subsidiary Eagle Air. Eagle Air is a regional airline which flies under Air New Zealand’s Link brand, servicing ... More >>

Every worker will be affected by employment law changes

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:21 am | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Every worker will feel the effects of the government’s new employment laws and should join a union if they want to maintain and increase their wages and conditions, says New Zealand’s largest private sector union, the EPMU. More >>

Underground coal mining safer as check inspectors return

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:00 am | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Working underground got a lot safer this week with the appointment of Industry Health and Safety Representative Stephen Woods. More >>

WorkSafe report raises concerns about asbestos

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:14 pm | EPMU

The union representing construction workers in the Canterbury rebuild is surprised at WorkSafe’s conclusion that no action needs to be taken against EQC and Fletcher EQR over asbestos exposure in Canterbury homes. “This report was an opportunity ... More >>

EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:03 am | EPMU

The National Executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union unanimously endorsed Andrew Little for the role of Labour leader, at a meeting held yesterday. “I have been speaking to our workplace delegates at forums across the country over ... More >>

40 more jobs lost to cheap imports

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 3:24 pm | EPMU

40 more jobs lost to cheap imports Another New Zealand manufacturer is closing its doors, giving the lie to the idea that we have a “rock star” economy or any strategy for jobs growth. Wellpack is a paper bag manufacturer based in Upper Hutt, Wellington. ... More >>

Pink Batts manufacturer to cut Christchurch jobs

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 3:23 pm | EPMU

Pink Batts manufacturer to cut Christchurch jobs 29 roles are to be cut at the Christchurch manufacturing facility of Tasman Insulation, the company which manufacturers the iconic Pink Batts brand of products. The company is proposing to consolidate its ... More >>

Global day of action against Rio Tinto

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:46 pm | EPMU

Union members at the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point have held a stopwork meeting today as part of a global day of action against smelter owners Rio Tinto. “Across the world, Rio Tinto are infamous for undermining good work conditions and robbing ... More >>

Statement From Pike River Families

Friday, 3 October 2014, 1:08 pm | EPMU

The Families of the Pike River 29 understand the tragedy of death underground, and would not countenance an unacceptable risk to anyone re-entering the Pike River Drift. More >>

17 jobs lost as Bridon/Cookes reaches the end of its rope

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:06 pm | EPMU

Seventeen workers at the iconic Bridon/Cookes wire rope company in Auckland are to be made redundant as the company ceases production in New Zealand. The company has blamed the high New Zealand dollar for making it uncompetitive to keep the work ... More >>

Solid Energy must prioritise Pike River re-entry

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 3:25 pm | EPMU

The Pike River re-entry appears to be have been mishandled by Solid Energy and the Minister for State Owned Enterprises should intervene, says the union representing New Zealand coal miners. “All indications are that Pike River has been safe to ... More >>

National tries to dodge the discussion on workers’ rights

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:53 am | EPMU

New Zealanders deserve a proper conversation about National’s plans to keep undermining the real value of their wages and conditions at work. “Today National has released a ‘workplace policy’ which will further widen the imbalance of power between ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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