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Workers to begin picketing labour-hire companies today

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:07 pm | First Union

The union representing over 2,500 labour-hire workers will begin picketing labour-hire companies from today as they call for labour-hire companies to improve business practice, and for the Government to take action to address the exploitation of labour-hire ... More >>

Smith City turns a corner to a more progressive work future

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:05 am | First Union

FIRST Union is pleased Smith City has joined the workers’ movement towards a more progressive work future for all New Zealanders. More >>

Mass confusion hits workers at The Warehouse

Monday, 23 July 2018, 3:12 pm | First Union

Workers are frustrated with the mixed-messages from The Warehouse (TWL) as it confirms job losses. More >>

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:19 pm | First Union

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg… A bus driver has come forward to tell her harrowing assault story. The driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, was dropping off passengers on her night route in Mangere on July 4th when she was ... More >>

Worker input on safety is needed for the forestry industry

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:35 pm | First Union

Worker input on safety guidelines and funding for safety training is needed for the forestry industry FIRST Union is deeply saddened by the death of Shannon David Omlo of Tapawera in a forestry accident near Nelson yesterday. FIRST Union extends ... More >>

Kmart steps in where The Warehouse fails

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:24 pm | First Union

FIRST Union is pleased to announce retailer Kmart has stepped in where The Warehouse has failed, it has promised priority placement of 60 Red Shed workers at 14 of its stores nationwide. More >>

Regions hit hardest by job losses at The Warehouse

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:07 pm | First Union

Last month The Warehouse announced 180 jobs were on the line across 92 stores. FIRST Union is now able to reveal the full figures for the proposed job losses at the company. More >>

Supermarket giant agrees to super-wage deal

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 12:33 pm | First Union

A new agreement between Foodstuffs North Island (distribution centres) and FIRST Union sets a company-wide precedent for good employment relations within the sector. More >>

Call on Farmers to end performance pay and pay a Living Wage

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 5:15 pm | FIRST Union

The pavement outside the Lambton Quay branch of Farmers was full of workers calling on Farmers to end performance pay and pay a Living Wage. More >>

VIDEO/ AUDIO: footage of workers at Farmers St Lukes

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:42 pm | First Union

FIRST Union organiser Kate Davis says the turnout at today’s pickets was overwhelming and quite unexpected. More >>

Hundreds of Farmers workers walk off the job nationwide

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 4:01 pm | First Union

Hundreds of Farmers workers walk off the job nationwide Farmers retail stores will be empty of a few hundred staff tomorrow afternoon as workers walk off the job over low pay and unfair pay reviews. Beauty, sales and service assistants nationwide have ... More >>

New Pharmacy workers division at FIRST Union

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 12:33 pm | First Union

FIRST Union is opening a Pharmacy Division within union membership in response to a higher volume of requests from both Pharmacists and shop Sales Assistants at pharmacies across New Zealand. More >>

Community rallies around Pak n Save workers

Friday, 29 June 2018, 7:09 pm | First Union

Hastings Pak n’ Save workers are picketing their store once again as the owner refuses to listen to their concerns. More >>

New bosses at The Warehouse don’t know how to do business

Friday, 29 June 2018, 7:08 pm | First Union

New bosses at The Warehouse just don’t know how to do business in New Zealand Jobs are on the line for 180 people across 99 stores at The Warehouse. The announcement of proposed staff cuts was made to Warehouse staff yesterday. FIRST Union organiser ... More >>

More bus strikes on the horizon for Auckland

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:36 pm | First Union

More bus strikes on the horizon for Auckland Ritchies Murphy bus drivers will strike tomorrow morning following an incredibly frustrating series of failed negotiations over pay and work conditions with more expected to follow. The strike of around 60-70 ... More >>

Survey demonstrates sales pressure is rife in NZ banks

Monday, 25 June 2018, 3:02 pm | First Union

A recent survey of over 600 union members working at ANZ, BNZ and Westpac demonstrates that sales culture is rife in the New Zealand banking sector. More >>

Union hopes ComCom decision will ensure fair play

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:14 pm | First Union

There are fears the growing centralised ownership within the business of stationery and office supplies could eventually lead to a monopoly on the New Zealand market, and a loss of around 100 jobs. More >>

Workers gather to picket Pak n’ Save Hastings

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:05 pm | First Union

Butchers, bakery, and deli staff along with shop floor workers will be picketing out the front of Pak n’ Save Hastings following multiple failed negotiations on unfair pay rates. More >>

A series of workers’ pickets will kick off

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:58 pm | First Union

A series of workers’ pickets will kick off in the heart of Auckland retail tomorrow Retail workers and their supporters will be making a statement in the centre of Auckland’s bustling Queen Street tomorrow over pay and performance conditions. Auckland Farmers ... More >>

Workers’ pickets in the heart of Auckland retail tomorrow

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 5:34 pm | FIRST Union

A series of workers’ pickets will kick off in the heart of Auckland retail tomorrow More >>

   

 

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