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First use of the “tea break” law revealed

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:02 pm | First Union

Cotton On, the Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand, has become one of the first companies to try and take advantage of the new “tea break” law says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. “Last year the government removed ... More >>

Workers take a stand at Pak'n Save Rotorua

Friday, 20 March 2015, 11:11 am | First Union

Workers will hit the picket line after FIRST Union members at Pak'n Save Rotorua unanimously endorsed a call for action says FIRST Union senior organiser Bill Bradford. The demonstration against bullying and intimidation will take place outside Pak'n ... More >>

Workers receive conflicting advice on Cyclone Pam

Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:23 am | First Union

Cyclone Pam is forecast to hit the east coast of the North Island overnight and conflicting advice from local government means workers are unsure whether they should attend work tomorrow says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Tairawhiti Infrastructure Workers Face an Uncertain Future

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:46 pm | First Union

Re-tendering roading and broadband contracts in the Gisborne region puts more than 300 infrastructure workers in limbo says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. More >>

Business growth not translating toemployment growth

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 12:25 pm | First Union

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand reveal almost 500,000 businesses are operating in New Zealand, an all-time high. However General Secretary of the FIRST Union Robert Reid says record business growth is not translating to record employment growth. More >>

ANZ workers take strike action on Christmas Eve

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 9:00 am | First Union

ANZ workers from branches and contact centres around the country are on strike today in response to the bank’s refusal to bargain fairly, according to the bank workers’ union. More >>

Lyttelton Port workers begin overtime ban

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:23 am | First Union

Workers of Christchurch Rail and Lyttelton Port have begun an indefinite ban on overtime, according to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. The ban was announced at a mass meeting at the Port after negotiations between Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) ... More >>

CTU Runanga calls on iwi to ditch ANZ

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:55 pm | First Union

CTU Runanga calls on iwi to ditch ANZ Maori trade union representatives are calling on iwi to ditch ANZ until they settle their current industrial dispute. The bank has failed to respect the workers that made it the most profitable bank in the country, ... More >>

Greedy Mr Pig greets striking ANZ workers

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:04 pm | First Union

Greedy Mr Pig greets striking ANZ workers ANZ workers walked off the job today and together marched up Queen Street to confront greedy ANZ at their flagship Queen Street store, according to the bank workers union. The workers were greeted upon arrival ... More >>

Stop ratting on Porirua supermarket workers

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 7:48 pm | First Union

Stop ratting on Porirua supermarket workers Workers at Porirua PAK’nSAVE were joined by community supporters and a giant inflatable rat, at a picket outside the supermarket today. PAK’nSAVE workers, members of FIRST Union, have been negotiating for a payrise ... More >>

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 >>



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