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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 >>

Workers from 17 Bunnings stores to strike as unrest spreads

Friday, 25 September 2015, 3:17 pm | First Union

After strikes in Auckland and the Manawatu today, workers from an additional 17 Bunnings stores will strike tomorrow in a national day of action, announces FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. More >>

Bunnings strikes continue

Friday, 25 September 2015, 1:30 pm | First Union

After workers from four stores held a strike outside Bunnings head office yesterday , other stores are following suit as workers from Bunnings Botany and Mt Wellington prepare to picket outside the Botany store at midday today, says FIRST Union Retail ... More >>

Retail strike wave hits Bunnings

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 2:07 pm | First Union

70 Bunnings workers from four Auckland stores striked outside the company’s head office between 12.30pm and 1.30pm today; More >>

Union backs community calls to lift refugee intake

Friday, 18 September 2015, 4:31 pm | First Union

New Zealand’s second-largest private sector union is backing calls to significantly lift the refugee intake amidst reports that a family of climate change refugees could be deported within the next week. More >>

Union welcomes prosecution in the Masala case

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 2:24 pm | First Union

The guilty plea from two managers of the popular Indian restaurant chain Masala will act as a warning to other unscrupulous managers, says Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) co-ordinator Dennis Maga. More >>

Warehouse workers still striking after low wage offer

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:56 am | First Union

After strikes at the Warehouse Manukau, Blenheim and New Lynn, workers at the Warehouse Rotorua will walk off the job at 12pm today says FIRST Union organiser Dennis Maga. More >>

Bunnings workers vote for strike action

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 1:00 pm | First Union

Workers at Bunnings Mount Maunganui are walking off the job at 1pm today after learning that the company is proposing a change which will remove the right to determine their start and finish times, says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. More >>

Spectacular half-year result amid low wage

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 11:24 am | First Union

While the New Zealand Refining Company Limited posts a spectacular half-year profit , a union representing workers at the site is questioning whether a proposed 0.5% pay rise is all the company can afford. More >>

Warehouse New Lynn workers vote for strike action

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 3:14 pm | First Union

In a strike ballot held at 3pm today, workers at the Warehouse New Lynn have voted for strike action. More >>

Industrial unrest spreads as Warehouse workers reject wage

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:39 pm | First Union

Striking workers at the Warehouse Blenheim are calling on the company to live up to its own rhetoric and pay a decent wage, says FIRST Union organiser Dennis Maga. More >>

Workers at the Warehouse Manukau walk off the job

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 1:58 pm | First Union

Union members at the Warehouse Manukau are undertaking a “wildcat” strike* after rejecting the company’s measly offer of a 30 cent wage increase, says FIRST Union organiser Dennis Maga. More >>

Unemployment figures highlight “vulnerable” economy

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 11:35 am | First Union

Figures released today revealing a rise in the unemployment rate demonstrate that the government’s mismanagement of the economy is keeping the country in a low-wage, high unemployment rut says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Business “appalled” with government’s treatment of KiwiRail

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:20 am | First Union

The rail workers’ union is backing calls from Mainfreight chairman Bruce Plested for “more positive support for long-term rail infrastructure”, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. More >>

Watered down health and safety bill

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:21 pm | First Union

Despite major unions and many business associations uniting in a call for better health and safety standards, the select committee report into the Health and Safety Reform Bill reveals that the government has surrendered to pressure from a small ... More >>

Union calls for urgency over new laws to end child labour

Monday, 20 July 2015, 10:52 am | First Union

After receiving notification of what appears to be several child labour cases in Apia, Samoa First Union is reminding parents and employers that child labour is unethical and can even be illegal under local and international law. More >>

Disappointment as Westpac closes Ruatorea branch

Monday, 13 July 2015, 8:13 pm | First Union

After a spirited campaign to save Westpac Ruatorea, bank bosses have ignored the community and confirmed that the Ruatorea branch will close says FIRST Union national organiser Tali Williams. More >>



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