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Bus drivers begin to share their stories on the picket line

Monday, 19 November 2018, 3:46 pm | First Union

The 120 Waikato bus drivers who’ve started picketing the Go Bus lockout today have begun to tell their harrowing employment stories. More >>

Living Wage iwi lock out bus drivers

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 4:09 pm | First Union

Iwi owned Go Bus Ltd has today issued a lock out notice to drivers in Hamilton. From 5am tomorrow morning bus drivers will not be able to access their workplace and will receive no income. More >>

Bus commuters in Waikato ride for free as protest continues

Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:46 am | FIRST Union

Christmas comes early for bus commuters in the Waikato this year as around 120 bus drivers will refuse to accept payment from passengers. Passengers will be receiving free rides on services provided by Go Bus in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga and ... More >>

Ambos open to further strike action

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:02 am | First Union

Ambos open to further strike action as St John reluctant to request more Government funding for staff numbers and pay... More >>

Labour-hire firm adopts ethical standards in landmark move

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 7:27 pm | First Union

Labour-hire firm adopts ethical standards in landmark move Along with a growing number of businesses requesting more ethical workforce solutions and evidence of loopholes in labour-hire law that allows the gross exploitation of hard-working New Zealanders, ... More >>

Union releases Work Passport for Migrant Workers

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:03 pm | First Union

FIRST Union and its affiliates; the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) have released a handbook for migrant workers in New Zealand to share with their friends and families to help protect migrant workers ... More >>

New recommendations welcomed by finance union

Monday, 5 November 2018, 3:36 pm | FIRST Union

New Zealand bank review: recommended removal of sale targets and tighter government regulations welcomed by finance union More >>

Ambulance workers strike won’t risk patient safety

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 2:41 pm | First Union

Nearly a thousand ambulance professionals employed by St John have voted to take a sophisticated series of strike actions to ensure patient safety is not put at risk. More >>

Global food giant Bidfood fall foul of Employment Authority

Monday, 29 October 2018, 5:10 pm | First Union

If you bought lunch today it’s likely you’ve eaten food they’ve delivered. One of New Zealand’s largest wholesale food delivery companies (that delivers to restaurants and cafes) has just been slapped on the wrist by the New Zealand Employment ... More >>

National bus strike Tuesday: Drivers call for new standards

Monday, 22 October 2018, 9:20 am | First Union

Around a hundred drivers will take strike and picket action in Auckland while another hundred will strike and picket in the Waikato. Meanwhile bus drivers in Wellington will begin their indefinite strike on the same day (Tuesday, 23rd October). More >>

MPs agree there’s much more to do on safety in forestry

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:34 pm | First Union

Politicians have responded with shock to revelations from forestry and wood processing workers at a symposium on the future of work in the industry. More >>

Future of Work for NZ's Forestry and Wood Processing

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:47 pm | First Union

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of un-tapped opportunity. More >>

Major stationery provider agrees to talks

Friday, 5 October 2018, 11:23 am | First Union

Yet another company has returned to the negotiation table following strike action taken by working people, the latest of which is one of New Zealand’s major stationery brands; Winc New Zealand. More >>

Go Bus forces members to strike to hold meeting

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:03 pm | First Union

Over 100 bus drivers in the Waikato region had to take strike action today in order to meet to discuss the wage negotiations. Their employer, Go Bus, denied the drivers time away from work to meet regarding facilitated negotiations in Auckland despite ... More >>

Bus drivers strike in Waikato for the fourth time

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:01 pm | First Union

Bus drivers strike in Waikato for the fourth time as ERA is brought in to assist talks Over a hundred drivers in the Waikato region will once again carry out strike and picket action (for the fourth time in relation to this round of bargaining) tomorrow ... More >>

Would you like a serving of unethical business practice

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:25 am | First Union

Summer isn’t far off and the tomatoes are just about ripe for the picking for the BBQ season but... More >>

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 >>



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