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Rail and maritime workers’ condemn TPPA signing

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:13 am | FIRST Union

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) puts the rights and wellbeing of working people at risk, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. More >>

Substantial minimum wage rise needed to boost spending

Monday, 1 February 2016, 2:22 pm | First Union

In the run-up to the annual minimum wage announcement, a union representing low paid workers is calling for a substantial increase to help boost spending and guard against deflation. “A 25 cent or 50 cent increase won’t cut the mustard for working ... More >>

Possible job or wage cuts in store for bus drivers

Friday, 29 January 2016, 2:46 pm | First Union

One of the unions representing Auckland bus drivers is “very concerned” to learn that NZ Bus and Howick and Eastern Buses have lost their contracts for units and runs in South Auckland. More >>

Local logistics workers strike to disrupt Nike supply chain

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 11:01 am | FIRST Union

Approximately 20 workers from Toll Logistics’ Nike distribution centre in Auckland are commencing strike action today. The workers are striking over poor pay and to protest the company’s excessive use of labour hire employees. The company uses ... More >>

Greymouth rubbish and recycling workers to strike

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 10:54 am | FIRST Union

Waste collection in the Grey District will be put on hold today as local rubbish and recycling workers strike in protest at their employer’s refusal to settle a collective agreement, says FIRST Union organiser Rachel Boyack. The workers are employed ... More >>

Bunnings workers to strike

Friday, 18 December 2015, 1:13 pm | FIRST Union

• Over 100 Bunnings workers in the Wellington, Manawatu and Gisborne regions have voted to strike for the rest of today; More >>

Up to 850 Bunnings workers to strike this week

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 1:38 pm | FIRST Union

Up to 850 Bunnings workers to strike this week • Workers from 21 stores met at 11am and voted to strike for the day; • This is the largest strike in the retail sector this year and disruption for Christmas shoppers is expected; • Workers from ... More >>

Christchurch asset sales a mistake – union

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:37 pm | FIRST Union

One of New Zealand’s leading private sector unions is condemning the Christchurch City Council’s decision to flog off City Care, the publically-owned infrastructure services provider. More >>

Disruption expected as New World workers take public stand

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:21 am | First Union

Christmas shoppers at Westfield Albany can expect disruption in the run-up to Christmas as New World workers take a public stand for better pay and conditions, says FIRST Union national organiser Bill Bradford. More >>

Mount Maunganui Bunnings workers strike for the 5th time

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:10 pm | FIRST Union

Mount Maunganui workers strike for the 5th time as Bunnings buries its head in the sand More >>

Homelessness report a call to action – union

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:27 am | FIRST Union

The Salvation Army’s recently released report into homelessness in Auckland is a call to action over the housing crisis, says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Linfox workers strike as managers start work

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 1:09 pm | FIRST Union

Auckland distribution centre workers at the Australian logistics giant Linfox walked off the job at 11.30am today in protest at the way the company is treating its New Zealand-based workers, says FIRST Union organiser Bryce Hamilton. “Despite helping ... More >>

Bunnings workers strike to “save our family time”

Friday, 16 October 2015, 3:32 pm | First Union

Workers at Bunnings New Lynn, Botany, Mt Wellington and Manukau will walk off the job tomorrow, meaning further disruption for Auckland DIYers after a national strike at the end of September . More >>

Treaty of Waitangi bottom line not satisfied in TPPA – union

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 9:55 am | FIRST Union

Treaty of Waitangi bottom line not satisfied in TPPA – union The President of a leading trade union opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is warning New Zealanders that we cannot be sure whether the deal enforces protection ... More >>

FIRST Union stands in solidarity with E Tū

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:25 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union congratulates E Tū, New Zealand’s newest and largest private sector union, on its formation. More >>

TPPA a “betrayal” – union

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:17 am | FIRST Union

The government has betrayed the interests of working New Zealanders by signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. “The TPPA is a threat to our sovereignty.” “Under the deal our ability ... More >>

Strike off as Toll Logistics agrees to meet workers’ demands

Monday, 5 October 2015, 4:28 pm | First Union

After workers commenced strike action at Toll Logistics this morning, the company has agreed to conclude a new collective agreement and settle outstanding legal cases, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott. More >>

Toll workers strike after underpayments

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:10 am | First Union

Over 20 striking workers from Toll Logistics in Auckland are calling on Toll Australia and owners Japan Post to immediately investigate a series of systemic breaches to their collective agreement and stalled wage negotiations that they say are giving ... More >>

Tanker driver strike unlikely, company meets workers’ demand

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 12:46 pm | First Union

After the prospect of a four-day tanker driver strike, Pacific Fuel Haul is backing down and has agreed to meet workers’ demands, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott. More >>

26/10: Wellington workers join national strike at Bunnings

Monday, 28 September 2015, 10:13 am | First Union

After strikes at Bunnings stores in Auckland and the Manawatu on Friday, workers from Bunnings stores across Wellington are joining 14 other stores in a national strike at the Australian-owned hardware chain, says FIRST Union Wellington organiser ... More >>



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