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Supermarket wrongly blames workers for empty chicken shelves

Monday, 11 September 2017, 4:09 pm | First Union

A notice on display at Pak’n Save Clendon blaming previous industrial action for no chicken being available has angered workers at the company’s distribution centre. FIRST Union, the union representing the distribution centre workers, has documents ... More >>

Greymouth waste and recycling workers discarded

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:34 am | First Union

The union representing waste and recycling workers in Greymouth is asking hard questions of the Grey District Council after the council’s waste and recycling workers were forced to re-apply for their jobs after a contract change. This year Smart Environment ... More >>

Workers celebrate decision to keep Easter Sunday shop-free

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:25 am | First Union

The union representing retail workers in Auckland is welcoming Auckland Council’s decision to protect family time and keep Easter Sunday shop-free. “This is a victory for retail workers and their families,” said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary ... More >>

Orchard Workers Win the Right to Filtered Water on the Job

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:34 pm | First Union

Orchard Workers Who Were Told to Drink Irrigation Water Win the Right to Filtered Water on the Job More >>

Seven day strike at Foodstuffs distribution centre begins

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:46 am | First Union

Workers at CTD Nesdale, a Foodstuffs chilled and frozen food distribution centre in South Auckland, have walked off the job and are calling on their employer to do more to ensure temporary workers (“temps”) receive decent employment conditions. ... More >>

Labour’s employment policy gives working people something

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:06 pm | First Union

Labour’s employment policy gives working people something to vote for Media statement: 29 June 2017 Labour’s employment policy gives working peope something to vote for The 27,000-strong FIRST Union has described Labour’s newly Employment Policy as ... More >>

Mitre 10 chairman still embroiled in employment dispute

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:19 pm | First Union

After more than three years of negotiations and court battles, union members at Jacks Hardware and Timber, trading as Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel, are still waiting to settle their first collective agreement as company owner and Mitre 10 ... More >>

There’s no bus driver shortage in NZ, says union

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 5:27 pm | First Union

A union representing bus drivers is disputing the Bus and Coach Association’s claim that there is a bus driver shortage in New Zealand. More >>

Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon”

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 9:31 am | First Union

After almost six months of nervous waiting, former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch are “over the moon” as KordaMentha confirms former staff at Pumpkin Patch Ltd (PPL) will receive their redundancy entitlements ... More >>

Report calls for culture change at Aussie-owned banks

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:48 am | FIRST Union

The union representing finance workers in New Zealand’s four majors – the Australian-owned ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac – is urging New Zealand executives to adopt the recommendations on retail banking practice and culture in the recently released Sedgwick report. More >>

Delay in ambulance funding review putting patients at risk

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:41 am | First Union

The union representing approximately 1000 ambulance professionals in New Zealand is outraged at excessive delays to the Health Funding Review. More >>

FIRST Union congratulates care workers, prepares new claim

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:25 pm | First Union

FIRST Union is congratulating care workers, their unions - E tū, NZNO and the PSA - and pay equity champion Kristine Bartlett for securing an offer of a historic pay equity settlement. More >>

Merger of stationary giants will cost jobs - union

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:27 am | FIRST Union

“A proposed merger of US stationary giants OfficeMax and Staples, the two largest office supply companies in New Zealand, will see the destruction of a large number of jobs if it proceeds,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union. The ... More >>

Union calls for action on OECD redundancy report

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:49 am | First Union

FIRST Union is condemning Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse for refusing to act on an OECD report showing New Zealanders who are made redundant tend to suffer a drop in wages and job security. More >>

Investigation into Ceres’ organic certification requested

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:26 am | FIRST Union

The union representing distribution centre workers at organic food giant Ceres has written to BioGro NZ, the company’s organic certifier, to request a discussion and investigation into whether Ceres is meeting the social justice standards required ... More >>

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 >>



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