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Ethical food supplier anything but ethical

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 10:35 am | FIRST Union

Approximately 15 distribution centre workers at Ceres Organics, an ethical food supplier, are taking strike action today as the company refuses to negotiate over wages, redundancy and overtime rates. More >>

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:23 pm | First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an ‘events ban’ and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. More >>

Wage rises aren’t meeting housing costs – striking worker

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:30 pm | First Union

Approximately 20 distribution centre workers at Blackwoods Protector, a company supplying industrial equipment, are taking strike action today as workers worry about how the company’s poor pay offer will impact their ability to sustain a family. More >>

Tasman region abandons Easter trading plans

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:44 pm | First Union

The union for working people in retail is welcoming the Tasman District Council’s decision to protect family time on Easter Sunday. More >>

State housing sell-off could force families onto the street

Friday, 25 November 2016, 11:30 am | First Union

25 November 2016 Christchurch state housing sell-off could force families onto the street – union More >>

Pumpkin Patch workers lose health insurance

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 9:15 am | First Union

In another blow for workers at failed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch, some workers have discovered their insurance cover could be void after the company receivers confirmed Pumpkin Patch had not paid workers’ insurance premiums for the year August ... More >>

No buyer found for Pumpkin Patch, head office staff to go

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:02 pm | First Union

The union representing distribution centre workers at Pumpkin Patch is calling on the company receiver, KordaMentha, to guarantee that head office workers will receive their full entitlements after they learned in a meeting today many of them could ... More >>

Working people call on Dunne to vote down TPPA Bill

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 2:58 pm | FIRST Union

As the Government drives the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill through its committee stages in Parliament this afternoon, a union representing 27,000 working people is calling on United Future leader Peter Dunne to side with the 52 ... More >>

Regulate "wild west" labour hire industry – union

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 9:09 am | FIRST Union

A union representing approximately 2000 labour hire workers in the logistics industry is calling on the Government to urgently introduce a licensing system in an effort to regulate the “wild west” industry. More >>

New South Auckland Bus Operator Facing Early Problems

Monday, 31 October 2016, 1:32 pm | First Union

Drivers are resigning from new South Auckland bus operator Go Bus citing unsafe conditions of work as the reason, says Bus Drivers First. More >>

Funding crisis forces ambulance staff to strike

Monday, 17 October 2016, 4:32 pm | FIRST Union

Over 1000 Ambulance officers across New Zealand have issued a 14 day notice of industrial action at St John Ambulance. More >>

Company directors must be held to account for exam failures

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:59 pm | First Union

The directors of the International Academy of New Zealand (IANZ), an Auckland-based education provider accused of falsifying English language test results, should be held responsible for poor exam results, a migrant workers’ advocate said. More >>

Bank branch closures roundup

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:34 am | First Union

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More >>

ANZ closes Ngaruawahia branch… proposes two more closures

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:40 pm | First Union

The union representing working people at the country’s major banks says ANZ has confirmed it will close the Ngaruawahia branch while proposing closures at a further two branches. More >>

Five more regional bank branches could close

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 1:33 pm | FIRST Union

ANZ is consulting on a proposal to close five branches across the country, said the union representing working people in the country’s major banks. More >>

Employer greed driving record immigration numbers

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 2:02 pm | First Union

A union representing working people in the wood industry is disputing Prime Minister John Key’s assertion that immigration is needed to fill jobs New Zealanders are too lazy to perform. More >>

Easter Trading: Govt gives working people the middle finger

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 5:29 pm | FIRST Union

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More >>

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:38 pm | First Union

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers The Ranfurly community will take a stand tomorrow afternoon against Westpac’s proposal to shut the town’s only bank. “Westpac is consulting on a proposal to close 19 bank branches across ... More >>

Union offers 11th hour solution on Easter trading

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:55 pm | FIRST Union

The union representing working people in retail is calling on the Government to withdraw the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill and convene a cross-sector working group to develop Easter trading laws the country can agree on. More >>

Poor migration laws and flawed tendering process

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:39 pm | First Union

Poor migration laws and flawed tendering process a toxic mix for bus drivers - union Bus drivers could be the latest victims of poor government migration policy says Rudd Hughes, spokesperson for the Bus Drivers First section of FIRST Union. It was ... More >>

 

 

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