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Ceres “Certified” Organics workers take strike action

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:27 am | First Union

Approximately 10 distribution centre workers at Ceres Organics, an “ethical” food supplier, are taking strike action today as the workers’ union accuses the company of failing to meet ethical certification standards. More >>

Community joins the picket line as car part workers strike

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 3:03 pm | FIRST Union

Disgruntled distribution centre workers at BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, took their sixth round of strike action today alongside approximately seventy supporters from the Auckland community. More >>

Easter trading has Aucklanders worried

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:36 pm | First Union

A union representing thousands of working people in retail says Auckland Council’s decision to consult on possible Easter trading changes is putting retail workers offside. More >>

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand, former staff remain unpaid

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:39 pm | First Union

The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brand’s new buyer, that the brand’s reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and ... More >>

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:56 pm | First Union

BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. More >>

Waiuku truckies take action

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 9:21 am | First Union

Truck drivers at Knight and Dickey, the Waiuku-based haulage firm, are taking strike action from 6am on Thursday to protest what they say are some of the lowest wages in the region More >>

Australian company Bapcor runs into trouble as it enters NZ

Friday, 10 February 2017, 1:16 pm | FIRST Union

Distribution centre workers at Auckland-based car parts supplier Brake and Transmission (BNT), now owned by the Australian company Bapcor after its takeover of Hellaby , walked off the job today - the third time in as many months - as negotiations stall. More >>

FIRST Union and St John reach deal

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:29 am | First Union

Ambulance Professionals First, the network within FIRST Union representing ambulance officers, and St John Ambulance have reached an agreement that union representatives will be recommending to members. More >>

High housing costs and low wages force strike action

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:38 am | First Union

Distribution centre workers at Auckland-based car parts supplier Brake and Transmission (BNT) walked off the job this morning - the second time in as many months - as the company continues postponing negotiations. More >>

Final day of work for Pumpkin Patch staff

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 2:39 pm | First Union

Today is the final day of work for the distribution centre staff at children’s retail giant Pumpkin Patch. This brings the company’s 27-year run to an end. “It’s sad day for distribution centre staff, some of whom have been with the company from ... More >>

St John apply to end bargaining with FIRST Union

Friday, 6 January 2017, 5:12 pm | First Union

The union representing over 1000 St John Ambulance staff has today received confirmation from the Employment Relations Authority that St John has lodged an application to withdraw from bargaining without concluding a collective agreement. If St John were ... More >>

Paramedics’ wages deducted as contract dispute escalates

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 1:48 pm | First Union

The union representing 1000 ambulance officers across the country is condemning St John’s decision to deduct 10% off the wages of ambulance officers taking strike action. More >>

$35,000 worth of underpayments exposed at Cotton On

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 1:12 pm | FIRST Union

The retail workers union is advising Cotton On staff to check their pay is correct after discovering over $35,000 worth of underpayments at the company’s distribution centre. More >>

Hamilton bus drivers have wages deducted before Christmas

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 12:11 pm | First Union

The union representing bus drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton is condemning the company for deducting money from drivers’ wages only days before Christmas. Drivers have taken two rounds of strike action this month over a poor pay offer in ... More >>

Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:37 am | First Union

The union representing the country’s rail workers is condemning KiwiRail’s decision to replace the current electric locomotive fleet on the North Island Main Trunk Line with an overseas-made diesel locomotive fleet. “KiwiRail shouldn’t cut corners. ... More >>

Strike enters day 3 at advertorial company Brand Developers

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:08 am | First Union

Distribution centre workers at Brand Developers TV Shop are entering their third day of strike action at the popular advertorial company with one worker warning Christmas deliveries may not reach customers unless company owner Paul Meier returns to the ... More >>

Retail workers celebrate Easter trading victory in Nelson

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:06 pm | FIRST Union

Local retail workers are welcoming the Nelson City Council’s decision to keep Easter Sunday a shop-free day as a “victory for family time.” “We took a group of local retail workers to the council vote and they were stoked after councillors decided ... More >>

Gib-board workers join Auckland “strike wave”

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:59 pm | FIRST Union

Approximately 50 workers from CV Compton, a Gib board distributor in Auckland, have walked off the job today and are protesting outside Fletcher Building’s head-office in Penrose. More >>

To end assaults hire more ambos, says paramedics union

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 10:26 am | First Union

The union representing 1000 St John Ambulance staff says the solution to attacks on ambos is to end the use of single-crewed vehicles, not a poster campaign. Members of Ambulance Professionals First (APF), New Zealand’s largest ambulance union, ... More >>

Auckland housing costs lead to "strike wave"

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:34 pm | FIRST Union

Approximately 20 distribution centre workers at car parts supplier Brake and Transmission (BNT) have walked off the job today sighting low wages and sky rocketing housing costs as the cause. More >>

 

 

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