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Unionists calls for intervention from Auckland Transport

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:15 am | FIRST Union

An international union leader is calling on Auckland Transport (AT) to review its’ operating model and engage in talks with unions to avoid a pending dispute. More >>

Private Members Bill Will Help Reduce Sexual Assault at Work

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:06 am | FIRST Union

A Private Members Bill, that will go to fist reading this month, will give rights for vulnerable workers to stomp out sexual attackers at work says a union representing thousands of Labour hire workers. More >>

Bus drivers warn of looming bus dispute

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:26 am | First Union

One of the unions representing Auckland’s bus drivers is calling on Auckland Transport to “pull it’s bus operators into line” in order to avoid disruptions to public transport. More >>

FIRST Union elect first Asian NZer to lead major trade union

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 8:58 am | First Union

FIRST Union elects first Asian New Zealander to lead major trade union FIRST Union, New Zealand’s second-largest private sector trade union, is pleased to welcome its new General Secretary, Dennis Maga, who becomes the first New Zealander of Asian ... More >>

Disappointment as JNL mothballs its LVL plant in Gisborne

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:37 pm | First Union

A union representing workers at JNL’s Gisborne mill says it is disappointed the company is going ahead with its proposal to mothball its LVL plant. More >>

Workers relieved as new sawmill comes to Gisborne

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:34 pm | First Union

The union representing dozens of sawmill workers whose jobs hang in the balance at JNL say they are pleased to see Far East Sawmills announce a move to Gisborne that could see up to 60 new jobs created. More >>

Labour-hire bill could lift thousands out of poverty

Friday, 2 February 2018, 3:18 pm | First Union

One of New Zealand’s largest trade unions is welcoming a private member’s bill that could give security to thousands of labour-hire workers. More >>

Union supports new rangatahi employment initiative

Friday, 26 January 2018, 5:21 pm | First Union

FIRST Union supports the new rangatahi employment initiative announced by Minister of Employment, Willie Jackson earlier today. “For too long our rangatahi in the regions have been neglected,” said FIRST Union kaumatua, Syd Keepa. “Contrary ... More >>

Employment law changes: “a good first step”

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:10 pm | First Union

The government’s proposed changes to employment law are a good first step in restoring balance and fairness to the employment relation system, according to FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga. More >>

Bitter blow for Gisborne workers as up to 100 jobs could go

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 4:03 pm | First Union

Up to 100 Gisborne jobs could go as JNL, the wood processing company, begins consulting on a proposal to nearly halve its workforce at its Gisborne mill. More >>

Migrant Workers Picket Restaurant Over Wage Theft

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:30 am | Union Network of Migrants

Migrant workers will be picketing Azon Filipino restaurant at 112 Parnell Road, Auckland at 12.30 today. More >>

Bus drivers congratulate Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:48 am | First Union

Bus companies in the Bay of Plenty are on notice: pay drivers fairly, or risk missing out on public bus contracts. This comes after the Bay of Plenty Regional Council included drivers’ pay in the list of considerations it will take into account when ... More >>

Westpac to close 5 branches

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:42 am | First Union

Westpac customers are vowing to close their accounts and take their business elsewhere if Westpac refuses to go back on its plan to close five branches across the country, the bank workers’ union has warned. More >>

Workers gutted after Dunedin votes for Easter Sunday trading

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:10 pm | First Union

Workers “gutted” after Dunedin City Council votes for Easter Sunday trading Working people in Dunedin are “gutted” after the Dunedin City Council’s decision to allow Easter Sunday trading. That’s according to the union representing retail ... More >>

Fed-up truckies working 70 hour weeks - union

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:56 am | First Union

The union representing the country’s truck drivers says low wages are forcing some truck drivers to clock working weeks up to 70 hours long. More >>

Union warns labour-hire ‘abusers’ after court finding

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:36 am | First Union

FIRST Union, the union representing thousands of labour-hire workers in the logistics industry, is warning major retail chains and logistics companies that the days of exploiting triangular employment arrangements are over. Triangular employment is ... More >>

Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:39 am | First Union

24 November 2017 Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line after ERA ruling The union representing workers at Foodstuffs South Island is calling on the co-operative’s CEO to pull rogue store owners into line after an Employment ... More >>

Workers win conversion rights for labour-hire workers

Monday, 13 November 2017, 10:58 am | First Union

A long-running dispute between Foodstuffs and its cold store distribution centre workers has been settled with union members winning conversion rights for the labour-hire workforce. More >>

“Protect family time,” Dunedin workers tell council

Monday, 13 November 2017, 8:38 am | First Union

13 November 2017 “Protect family time,” Dunedin workers tell council Union members and everyday Dunedin folk are preparing to gather outside the Dunedin Council Chambers at 9.15am today as the Easter trading debate goes to a council submissions hearing. ... More >>

Major changes at one of NZ’s largest trade unions

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:22 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union, the union representing 27,500 New Zealanders in retail, finance and transport and logistics, is undergoing major changes as its President, General Secretary and Retail and Finance Secretary deliver their retirement speeches in Auckland this ... More >>



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