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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 >>

NZ Post half-year profit shows no need for drastic cuts

Monday, 23 February 2015, 12:18 pm | EPMU

New Zealand Post’s $100 million half-year profit shows that the organisation doesn’t have to slash services, and the Government should stop putting pressure on the board to deliver bigger dividends. “New Zealand Post provides a core public service which ... More >>

More NZ Post jobs lost – and moving overseas

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 2:59 pm | EPMU

More NZ Post jobs lost – and moving overseas New Zealand Post’s “Lean Centres of Excellence” proposal boils down to cutting their finance team to the bone and shipping the jobs off to the Philippines. The proposal, which was announced to staff ... More >>

Government must prioritize good postal service over profits

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:15 pm | EPMU

NZ Post’s latest attempt to replace employed posties with dependent contractors is just another nail in the coffin for a universal postal service, says the largest union for postal workers, the EPMU. “This Government has pushed for bigger and ... More >>

28 jobs lost at SRX Global in Wellington

Friday, 13 February 2015, 11:57 am | EPMU

Workers at SRX Global in Wellington were shocked yesterday at the announcement their plant is closing and their work shifted to Australia and Malaysia. More >>

Contractor model is an attack on workers’ conditions

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 2:39 pm | EPMU

NZ Post’s announcement today of a “pilot” programme which includes dependent contractors as well as employed posties shows that the organisation has learned nothing from the example of Chorus, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. The pilot ... More >>

Good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs are the key

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:18 am | EPMU

The EPMU welcomes Andrew Little’s focus on creating real jobs for New Zealanders, as set out in his State of the Nation speech this morning. “Despite all the promises of a ‘rock star economy’ we know that there just aren’t enough skilled, well-paid ... More >>

EPMU condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 5:39 pm | Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The union for New Zealand journalists stands in solidarity with the victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris. "We condemn the use of violence to intimidate and silence journalists, whether they are reporters, photographers or cartoonists," ... More >>



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