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Union applauds Green’s manufacturing announcement

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 2:34 pm | First Union

A union representing working people in the wood, textile and food sections of the manufacturing industry is applauding Green co-leader James Shaw’s announcement that the party will appoint a Minister for Manufacturing in a future government the ... More >>

‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 9:59 am | FIRST Union

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More >>

Wage gap remains at Foodstuffs stores in Nelson

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:42 pm | First Union

More than six months after the union representing retail workers started recruiting members at New World Nelson and Pak’n Save Richmond, the local owners of the two supermarket giants are digging their heels in and refusing to negotiate fair pay ... More >>

Bidvest deliveries to stop as workers take action

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:53 am | First Union

Bidvest deliveries to stop as workers take action Drivers and store workers at the South African-owned food distribution company Bidvest are taking strike action as the company refuses to negotiate a wage increase for workers in the Hawkes Bay. Approximately ... More >>

Ambulance service cuts will hurt – union

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 10:35 am | FIRST Union

A proposal by St John Ambulance to reduce staff numbers will be an immense loss for both the community who use the service and the workers affected says FIRST Union, the union for Ambulance Professionals. More >>

Union welcomes Bunnings back down on in-store defibrillators

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 12:34 pm | First Union

The union representing Bunnings workers is welcoming the company’s decision to install defibrillators in five stores, including in stores where staff-owned defibrillators were removed. More >>

Bus company using ratepayers’ money to breach employment law

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 11:43 am | FIRST Union

The long running dispute between Auckland bus drivers and their employer is heading to the courts as FIRST Union, the union representing drivers at Howick and Eastern Buses, files two cases in the Employment Relations Authority against the East Auckland ... More >>

Disruption at Richmond PAK’nSAVE as workers strike

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 8:55 am | First Union

Workers responsible for filling shelves at the Richmond PAK’nSAVE are on strike this morninig in frustration at the supermarket’s continued refusal to bargain over pay rates and lift wages for low paid workers at the store. More >>

Bunnings dispute heads to the Employment Relations Authority

Friday, 18 March 2016, 11:33 am | First Union

“The ERA has accepted our application for facilitated bargaining. With the ERA supervising the process we’re confident we can break the deadlock on rostering,” says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. More >>

Auckland bus drivers’ strike escalates

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 1:05 pm | FIRST Union

Union members at Howick and Eastern Buses, the bus provider for much of East Auckland, will be refusing to take cash or hop card fares on Thursday (17 March) meaning a free ride for some passengers. More >>

Bunnings workers remove their aprons in nationwide strike

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 3:42 pm | FIRST Union

Bunnings workers remove their aprons in nationwide strike Workers from 29 Bunnings stores across the country will taking action today and removing their signature aprons as part of ongoing strike action nationwide. “Workers will replace their aprons ... More >>

Union to take Auckland bus dispute to the Auditor-General

Friday, 11 March 2016, 2:46 pm | FIRST Union

Union to take Auckland bus dispute to the Auditor-General Drivers at Howick & Eastern Buses are pledging to continue their fight for fair pay and conditions as the drivers’ union, FIRST Union, prepares to write to the Auditor-General asking ... More >>

Action needed as report exposes DHL’s rule breaking

Monday, 7 March 2016, 10:33 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union is echoing concerns raised about global logistics giant DHL after a new report found the company guilty of breaking its own – and international – rules on the way its workers are treated. More >>

Workers plan wage gap protest at Invercargill Pak’n Save

Friday, 4 March 2016, 11:24 am | FIRST Union

Workers and supporters from the Invercargill community are taking to the protest line as the owner-operator of Pak’n Save Invercargill refuses to negotiate new pay rates for workers, nearly of all whom earn up to $2 less than their colleagues ... More >>

Pan Pac workers commence health and safety strike

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:49 am | First Union

After ongoing health and safety breaches at Pan Pac Mill in Napier, workers from the lumber division have issued a health and safety strike notice effective from 10am today. More >>

Auckland bus drivers win court case

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 11:56 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union and the Tramways Union have secured a judgment in the Employment Relations Authority holding that NZ Bus, the Auckland bus company whose drivers took city-wide strike action in February, was in breach of its consultation obligations under the ... More >>

Auckland bus strike escalates

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:31 am | FIRST Union

Over 100 FIRST Union members from Howick and Eastern Buses are recommencing strike action as the company makes repeated attempts to remove overtime and weekend rates for drivers, says FIRST Union Bus Organiser Rudd Hughes. More >>

Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy

Monday, 29 February 2016, 3:32 pm | FIRST Union

Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy While the government confirms the minimum wage will rise 50 cents to $15.25 an hour, a trade union representing low paid workers is criticising the “meagre” increase as a missed opportunity ... More >>

Call for Review of Auckland Transport Tendering Process

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 2:11 pm | First Union

Media release from FIRST Union 18 February 2016 FIRST Union Assistant General Secretary, Karl Andersen says the Auckland Transport tendering process plays a big part in the industrial unrest in the bus industry. “There is an urgent need for them to review ... More >>

Strike at NZ Bus

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 4:40 pm | FIRST Union

Unions representing NZ Bus workers are astounded at the statement of NZ Bus Chief Operating Officer, Shane McMahon, this morning that he did not know what NZ Bus drivers are wanting. Over 1000 bus drivers at NZ Bus will walk off the job on Friday for ... More >>



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