First Union - Latest News [Page 1]

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:55 pm | First Union

A big rise in profits at New Zealand's largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers’ union said today. More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:28 am | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union. More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:27 am | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ... More >>

Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:17 am | First Union

The government’s employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight. More >>

ANZ workers to resume targeted strike action

Friday, 24 October 2014, 9:30 am | First Union

Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank tomorrow at various times, including in nine branches around Auckland. More >>

Retail union celebrates reinstatement of worker

Friday, 17 October 2014, 10:05 am | First Union

The retail union is celebrating the successful reinstatement of one of its members after the Employment Court found The Warehouse badly handled a letter from what the Court described as an “an irate customer whose mood had gone beyond irrationality.” More >>

ANZ Workers Vote for National Strike

Monday, 6 October 2014, 12:39 pm | First Union

FIRST Union members at ANZ have voted for nationwide industrial action to protect job security at New Zealand’s wealthiest bank. More >>

ANZ boss tops salary survey but wants bank jobs insecure

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:32 pm | First Union

As ANZ workers vote on industrial action to protect job security at the country’s most profitable bank, ANZ’s chief has topped the list of CEO’s in the annual Business Herald executive pay survey, out today . More >>

Why is ANZ Attempting to Casualise its Workforce

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:51 am | First Union

As banks celebrate their windfalls today, workers at ANZ are considering going on strike to protect job security at New Zealand’s most profitable bank. More >>

Industrial action at Refining NZ

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 9:30 am | First Union

Members of FIRST Union and the EPMU have given notice of a 48 hour strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery. FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott said that the critical issues for workers are protecting health and safety and job security. “Unions are ... More >>

National’s economic strategy attack workers' rights

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:26 pm | First Union

The National Party’s ‘Workplaces’ policy confirms that their economic growth strategy relies on attacks on workers rights, according to FIRST Union. More >>

Forestry safety must be taken seriously

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 4:24 pm | First Union

News that Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter over the death of 20-year old Lincoln Kidd shows that forestry safety must be taken seriously, according to FIRST Union. “Lincoln’s tragic death was one of ten lives claimed by this ... More >>

Greens policy to restore link between effort and reward

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:42 pm | First Union

The Green Party’s new workers policy articulates an alternative to wage repression and job insecurity based on restoring the link between effort and reward, according to FIRST Union. The core tenets of the policy include implementing an $18 minimum ... More >>

Employment Charter will strengthen migrants' rights

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:12 pm | First Union

Establishing an Employment Charter for construction companies is a critical step to strengthening the rights of migrant workers that are fast becoming the face of the Christchurch rebuild, according to an alliance of union groups. The charter has ... More >>

2014 Rich List paints picture of inequality denial

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:54 pm | First Union

The National Business Review’s 2014 Rich List is a stark reminder of the growing inequality in New Zealand, according to FIRST Union. This year is the first time the combined wealth of New Zealand’s Rich-Listers has passed $50 billion, more ... More >>

Labour reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:00 pm | First Union

The NZ Labour Party’s just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union. More >>

Interim TIAC report on Melling incident

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:03 pm | First Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union said today that there is long-standing concern about the effectiveness of the Matangi braking system among train drivers, and the union will work with KiwiRail on interim recommendations in a TIAC report out today. More >>

Christchurch CHEP workers walk off the job again

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:31 pm | First Union

Workers at Brambles-owned CHEP Christchurch have walked off the job again today to protest the employer’s refusal to negotiate an improved pay offer, according to FIRST Union. More >>

Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:41 am | First Union

Workers at the Chep pallet plant in Christchurch are going on strike on Thursday 10 July, demanding pay parity with Chep’s Wiri pallet plant in Auckland, according to FIRST Union, the union for workers in the transport and logistics sector. More >>

Bullet Freight workers laid-off

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 2:48 pm | First Union

An estimated 200 employees of Bullet Freight Systems lost their jobs yesterday following the company going into receivership last Friday evening (4 July), according to FIRST Union. More >>



InfoPages Links



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news