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Big Ben workers striking for their fair share of the pie

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 8:58 pm | FIRST Union

The workers who make New Zealand’s iconic Big Ben pies are striking tonight and tomorrow to send a message to their employer that their pay offer is not good enough. FIRST Union represents approximately 30 staff, a majority, in the pie department ... More >>

Petition in support of Ambulance Professionals accepted

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:45 pm | FIRST Union

A 14,000-strong petition in support of Ambulance Professional’s call to be recognised for the work they do has been submitted to parliament alongside a petition that requests urgent funding earmarked for wages (see section A of attached document). NZ First ... More >>

Domestic violence leave a great relief

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:40 am | First Union

The Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill allows those experiencing violence in their lives to up to ten days paid domestic violence leave per year to be able to better deal with the effects of domestic violence. More >>

Bus drivers will no longer be treated differently

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:04 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union welcomes the changes to bus driver breaks as part of the implementation of the Employment Relations Amendment Act of which more changes come into effect next month. More >>

Hundreds of shoppers show support for a lift in pay

Monday, 1 April 2019, 12:18 pm | FIRST Union

The Pak n’ Save Picket for Decent Work at the Auckland Glen Innes store today (27/03/19) saw hundreds of customers filling out forms and handing them into checkout operators to show support for the hard work they do. More >>

Auckland Transport backlogged by complaints as crisis grows

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:21 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union has obtained an email from a disgruntled bus passenger confirming an increased volume in complaints regarding bus services failing to deliver in the Auckland Region. The revelation comes amidst a number of bus operators and councils around ... More >>

St John angers staff with insensitive ad campaign

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 4:10 pm | FIRST Union

Less than two weeks since the horrific terror attacks in Christchurch, St John has had to withdraw an appeal asking for donations they claim will go towards the paramedics who were the first respondents to the attacks. More >>

60 Alec Baldwin wielding workers take to the streets

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:43 pm | First Union

A sea of 60 call-centre workers will stride through Britomart, downtown Auckland City today in their fight to share awareness of their pay and work conditions. More >>

Kia Kaha Migrants and refugees in Aotearoa

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 5:54 pm | FIRST Union

Union Network of Migrants(UNEMIG) and Indian Workers Association(IWA) strongly condemns the brutal and unprecedented terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on innocent Muslims brothers, sisters and their children which resulted in 50 dead and many seriously ... More >>

It’s time for caring, peace and unity

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 2:54 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union is rallying around those affected by the terrorist attack in Christchurch, and calling on employers to be mindful of the mental wellbeing of staff. More >>

Trade Union Supports Student’s Climate Strikes

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 1:23 pm | FIRST Union

Thousands of youth around Aotearoa will be joining the collective actions of other young people from almost 100 other countries around the world in walking out of school to strike for climate justice. More >>

Public transport woes in limelight at UN Womens Conference

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5:24 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union Assistant General Secretary and International Transport Workers’ Federation Delegate Louisa Jones has addressed attendees at a forum for the United Nations at its 63rd Commission on the Status of Women. The event is taking place at the United ... More >>

Employer appears more concerned about lawsuit than workers

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:31 am | FIRST Union

Employer appears more concerned about a possible law suit by Alec Baldwin than its workers More >>

Employer appears more concerned about a possible law suit

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 7:42 pm | FIRST Union

Employer appears more concerned about a possible law suit by Alec Baldwin than its workers More >>

Statement re bus driver shortage claimed by councils

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 2:39 pm | First Union

“We have concerns that this is the second Regional Council that has sent out a release on behalf of a bus company that is claiming a driver shortage. In January the Bay of Plenty Regional Council announced a driver shortage with NZ Bus. It seems ... More >>

Road worker fatality

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12:24 pm | First Union

“Our hearts go out to the friends and whanau who will be dealing with this shocking news today. We do not know the full circumstances that have led to this fourth fatality inside a month, but it is a timely reminder to drive carefully around people working ... More >>

Bad attitude, Latitude: workers walk off the job

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:30 am | FIRST Union

Workers at Latitude, the company that provides the GEM Visa credit card, will walk away from their call centre desks today (12/03/19) at 12pm over a pay offer that has not kept up with the times. The strike will run from 12 to 2pm with a picket ... More >>

International Women's Day: Bittersweet for Women in Retail

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 10:56 am | FIRST Union

International Women's Day: Bittersweet for Women in Retail International Women’s Day, dating back to 1911 and founded by women socialists and workers is cause to celebrate, but for many hard-working Kiwi women it’s also a reminder of the gender ... More >>

Ritchies Queenstown strike update

Friday, 8 March 2019, 7:31 pm | FIRST Union

Ritchies Queenstown strike update STATEMENT: The below can be attributed to FIRST Union Organiser Ken Young “I am hugely disappointed with Ritchies decision to personally threaten union drivers with a lock out, job loss and with removing their accommodation. ... More >>

Memorial for Union Stalwart Judy Attenberger

Friday, 8 March 2019, 8:24 am | FIRST Union

It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to another union stalwart, Judy Attenberger. More >>



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