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Irresponsible businesses claiming worker shortages

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 12:09 pm | FIRST Union

In response to several recent stories from unethical and out-dated business lobby groups claiming worker shortages in several industries, FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga has released the below response. More >>

Fuel delivery company refuses to agree to standard

Friday, 11 January 2019, 7:56 pm | First Union

Fuel delivery company refuses to agree to standard industry allowances and takes latest offer off the table – meanwhile partial strike continues More >>

Further disruptions expected for Southfuels customers

Friday, 21 December 2018, 1:33 pm | First Union

Further disruptions expected for Southfuels customers Rural customers needing fuel deliveries this summer may face further disruptions as a second strike notice has been served on Southfuels Ltd by its’ workers. Around a third of the company’s ... More >>

Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and exploitation

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:56 pm | First Union

Yesterday, migrant exploitation was exposed in the forestry industry. The Labour Inspectorate has penalised Silviculture Solution Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forestry Management Ltd, 35,000 dollars for an ‘illegal system of calculating ... More >>

Minimum wage increase a decade overdue

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:49 pm | First Union

The Coalition Government has announced the largest increase to the minimum wage, ever, in its move towards its minimum wage goal of $20 per hour by 2021. FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga says while the minimum wage (currently $16.50), is ... More >>

Fuel Truck Drivers’ Strike Turns Into Lively Picket

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 12:03 pm | First Union

It’s day four of the fuel tanker strike and SouthFuel truck drivers are picketing their workplace. More >>

Reducing the exploitation of migrant workers

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:13 pm | First Union

Temporary work visa proposals could go a long way to reducing the exploitation of migrant workers and to protecting the working rights of everyday working people More >>

Darker side emerging of exploitation of migrant workers

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:33 am | First Union

In reference to the New Zealand resident who allegedly brought Samoan nationals to do illegal work for him in the horticultural industry on a regular basis for decades. More >>

More fuel tank drivers on strike over overtime allowances

Monday, 17 December 2018, 7:42 pm | First Union

While around 180 Pacific Fuel Haul tanker truck drivers have settled their collective, tanker truck drivers at SouthFuels who deliver fuel and lubricants to the primary industries in that region are now on strike over what are standard clauses in their ... More >>

Strike off for 180 Fuel Tanker Truck Drivers

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:48 pm | First Union

Strike off for 180 Fuel Tanker Truck Drivers: Deal reached 180 fuel tanker drivers at Pacific Fuel Haul who had voted to walk off the job from December 16 for five days will no longer be doing so as a deal has been reached between workers and the ... More >>

Uniform protest for St John Ambulance Professionals

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 8:15 am | First Union

From tomorrow, over one-thousand St John Ambulance Professionals will be taking an unusual form of strike action; they will be swapping out their regular St John uniforms for mufti and orange high-vis vests that read, ‘ Shift Our Pay’ . More >>

Strike of 180 Fuel Tanker Truck Drivers Could be Avoided

Monday, 3 December 2018, 7:26 pm | First Union

180 fuel tanker drivers at Pacific Fuel Haul have voted to walk off the job from December 16 for five days. The drivers are striking to protect modest redundancy provisions and for a fair and reasonable wage increase. More >>

Changes to migrant visas good but need to cover other visas

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:31 pm | Union Network of Migrants

Changes to migrant visas good but need to cover other visas too – migrant networks and unions More >>

Workers at Godfrey Hirst carpets down tools

Friday, 23 November 2018, 4:29 pm | First Union

The New Zealand workers who make carpets for commercial and residential use at what’s touted as one of the top carpet manufacturers in the world have reached a stalemate with the company over wages and overtime. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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