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Union outlines how to ease the struggles of labour-hire work

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:21 am | First Union

FIRST Union, the union representing over 2,500 labour-hire workers, has made its submission on behalf of workers to the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill today to a receptive committee as part of the Union’s Real Work ... More >>

FIRST Union’s Dennis Maga responds to misinformation

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 7:25 pm | First Union

FIRST Union’s Dennis Maga responds to misinformation around the ERA and MECAs – invites Winston Peters and Shane Jones to lunch More >>

Christchurch pallet workers to picket once again

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 6:30 pm | First Union

Christchurch pallet workers to picket once again over dismal pay rates – food parcels pour in from community 50 Christchurch workers who restore pallets for the distribution of many of New Zealand’s well-known products and who are striking ... More >>

Whakatane Pak n Save workers go on strike over minimum wage

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:37 am | First Union

Pak n Save Whakatane staff will not be at work this afternoon (12/09/2018) as they strike over dismal, minimal pay rates. Around 30 employees will instead be picketing the store from 2:30pm with the strike lasting until 4:30pm. Media are invited to ... More >>

New wage deal at Countdown distribution sets bench mark

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 9:44 am | First Union

Nearly a thousand workers covered by collective agreements at Countdown’s distribution centres (in Christchurch, Palmerston North, and Auckland), will see their hourly wage go to a minimum of $25 this year in a new deal that sets a new bench mark for ... More >>

Zero accuracy in business survey on ERA changes

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 8:56 pm | First Union

The Employment and Manufacturers Association and Business New Zealand have released the annual Mood of the Boardroom survey in association with the New Zealand Herald. More >>

Thousands of workers show their support for ERA changes

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 7:41 pm | First Union

Thousands of workers show their support for ERA changes Changes to employment law in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill are a topic of hot debate, today over 1000 workers showed their support for the proposed changes at Auckland’s Mt Smart ... More >>

Kaitaia workers left with more questions than answers

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 7:40 pm | First Union

Workers at the JNL/ Juken Triboard Wood Products Mill in Kaitaia remain concerned after today’s company announcement that the mill would be undergoing a major upgrade, and around 40 jobs may be on the chopping block. More >>

Community demonstration to keep ANZ Martinborough open

Monday, 10 September 2018, 2:58 pm | First Union

Following ANZ’s announcement to close its Martinborough branch, community members will be linking arms around the branch to protest its proposed closure. More >>

CHEP Strikers March Against Unfair Wages

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:34 am | First Union

Brambles owned CHEP Pallets staff in Christchurch are striking again after FIRST Union members have voted unanimously to walk off the job at the Hornby plant today at 2pm.Striking workers have decided to march to the local shopping mall to draw ... More >>

Bus drivers picket for a second day

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:17 pm | First Union

Auckland bus drivers who work for Ritchies Murphy will be picketing again today from 3-5pm as part of strike action. The strike will include a BBQ picket - a few hours out of the day where drivers will walk off the job to have some down time socialising, ... More >>

Bus drivers protest at picnic picket

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:42 am | FIRST Union

Auckland bus drivers who work for Ritchies Murphy will be picketing from 3-5pm today as part of strike action. The strike will include a picnic picket - a few hours out of the day where drivers will walk off the job to have a BBQ and spend time with ... More >>

Christchurch pallet workers strike once again

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:54 am | FIRST Union

50 Christchurch workers who restore pallets for the distribution of many of New Zealand’s well-known products will be striking again tomorrow over low pay and large pay variations between company work sites. More >>

Waikato bus drivers strike for the third time

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 4:40 pm | First Union

Over a hundred drivers in the Waikato region will once again carry out strike and picket action as the relationship with their employer Go Bus hits new lows. More >>

Christchurch pallet workers living in dire straits

Monday, 27 August 2018, 9:38 am | First Union

Christchurch pallet workers living in dire straits as company continues to haul in big profits More >>

Christchurch pallet workers living in dire straits

Sunday, 26 August 2018, 9:24 pm | First Union

Christchurch pallet workers living in dire straits as company continues to haul in big profits 50 Christchurch workers who restore pallets for the distribution of many of New Zealand’s well-known products will be striking tomorrow over minimal ... More >>

Concrete truck drivers strike in Auckland

Sunday, 26 August 2018, 1:18 pm | First Union

Concrete truck drivers strike in Auckland over hours, pay and the exploitation of fellow workers Around 10 concrete truck drivers in Auckland are striking on Monday over long hours, low pay and the exploitation of their fellow migrant workers. The ... More >>

It’s not just the bus conditions

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:50 pm | First Union

It’s not just the bus conditions, drivers are peeing in buckets The plight of bus drivers in the Waikato region has only worsened since they began raising serious concerns with Go Bus at the beginning of the year. The 120 drivers from Hamilton, ... More >>

Businesses urged to utilise support employment agencies

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 12:15 pm | First Union

Statistics New Zealand has released its disability figures for the labour market showing disabled people are three times less likely to be in work , and more than twice as likely to be unemployed or underutilised (work part time and would like ... More >>

Oh that’s where they get their profits from!

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:39 pm | First Union

Inequality: a kick in the guts for hard working New Zealanders Today the National Business Review released its Rich List. For the first time, the combined value of the rich listers has tipped over the $100 billion dollar mark, that’s up 26% from ... More >>

 

 

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