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Farmers Department Store Strikers March through the Mall

Friday, 28 June 2019, 9:08 am | FIRST Union

Farmers Department Store workers who are members of FIRST Union flooded through the doors of Silverdale Mall today and marched through the building to the surprise and delight of shoppers. Recent weeks have seen a rash of strikes as Farmers Department ... More >>

Union Welcomes Change of Heart at Mitre 10

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:36 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union welcomes and acknowledges Martin Dippie’s enthusiastic reaction to the Employment Relations Authority decision which provides living wages to FIRST Union members. More >>

Bank Tellers relieved that sales targets are gone for good

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 8:59 am | FIRST Union

Members of FIRST Union who work in the banking sector felt vindicated by the FMA and Reserve Bank of New Zealand announcement that all banks had committed to remove sales incentives from frontline staff and their managers. More >>

Landmark win for Mitre 10 workers

Monday, 24 June 2019, 5:35 pm | FIRST Union

In a landmark case, members of FIRST Union who work at Mitre 10 Mega in Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel have achieved their first collective agreement which affords a living wage. The is the first Collective Agreement in New Zealand history that was determined ... More >>

Landmark win for Mitre 10 workers

Monday, 24 June 2019, 4:13 pm | FIRST Union

In a landmark case, members of FIRST Union who work at Mitre 10 Mega in Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel have achieved their first collective agreement which affords a living wage. More >>

Farmers department store workers taking strike action

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 4:00 pm | First Union

Workers at Farmers Department Stores who are members of FIRST Union are taking further strike action starting today. More >>

West Auckland, Farmers Department Store workers walk off

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 10:44 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union members who work at Farmers Department Store in Henderson are walking off the job today. More >>

Employers at legal risk for not updating drug testing

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:22 am | FIRST Union

Employers who continue to use urine testing as an only option for workplace drug testing may be breaking the law according to a union representing over 28,500 New Zealand workers. The advice comes following the establishment of a NZ standard for ... More >>

Farmers workers meet to discuss further industrial action

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:11 pm | FIRST Union

Workers at Farmers Department Stores who are members of FIRST Union are today entering into a round of meetings to vote for more industrial action. Meetings will continue over the next two weeks. More >>

Kmart workers win living wages

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:18 pm | First Union

K Mart workers who are members of FIRST Union have achieved a living wage offer through their collective agreement negotiations. More >>

Ambulance staff win shift pay after years of disputes

Friday, 31 May 2019, 8:46 am | FIRST Union

St John Ambulance staff will be voting on the offer to introduce shift payments for their unsociable work hours. The deal comes following almost a year of negotiations, over 34 indefinite partial strike actions, and following a ballot for the first full ... More >>

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:49 pm | First Union

Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. More >>

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:56 pm | FIRST Union

Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. More >>

Farmers retail staff step-up action

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 7:13 pm | First Union

Farmers retail staff step-up action over unfair performance pay The unfair performance pay system at Farmers Department Store has led to employers who are members of FIRST Union taking industrial action across the country. The actions began last week with ... More >>

Inadequate pay and driver facing cameras putting people off

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:23 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union has released its In It For The Long-Haul survey of truck drivers that reveals an ageing workforce who say the job isn’t attractive anymore due to low pay and driver surveillance. More >>

Farmers retail workers walking off shop floor

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:50 am | FIRST Union

Workers in Auckland at Botany, Manukau and Pukekohe are walking off the job today over Farmers’ refusal to pay the Living Wage and the company’s faulty performance pay system that keeps wages down. Staff at the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Shore ... More >>

Farmers retail receives an ‘F’ for performance from staff

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5:33 pm | FIRST Union

Farmers retail workers have long been subject to an unfair performance pay system and have decided it’s time to grade their employer. They agreed on an F-rating for performance over Farmers’ refusal to pay the Living Wage and the company’s ... More >>

Bus Drivers: Full Review of PTOM Announced

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 7:55 pm | First Union

Bus Drivers: Full Review of PTOM Announced For Immediate release 21/05/2019 Bus drivers who are members of FIRST Union were pleased to learn today that the campaign to end the race to the bottom on wages has been a success . Today the Transport Minister ... More >>

Wellbeing budget delivers for Ambo wages, St John moving

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 4:18 pm | FIRST Union

Wellbeing budget delivers for Ambos’ wages, St John already making moves to spend elsewhere More >>

First sheep shearing collective in decades signed

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:39 am | FIRST Union

The shearing shed: an iconic Kiwi job if there ever was one. Problem is, a lack of upskilling through training and low wool prices over the last couple of decades mean it’s lost its appeal for many. But industry leaders have come together to ... More >>

 

 

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