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The writing’s on the wall in aged care

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:10 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The writing’s on the wall in aged care, so let’s get on with it. More >>

Sealord job loss tragedy can be stopped

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:23 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union which represents fish processing workers is calling on the Government, Sealord and Iwi to work with the union and other interested parties to keep jobs in Nelson. Service and Food Workers Union Assistant National Secretary, Neville Donaldson, ... More >>

Commitment to lifting wages good for New Zealand

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:29 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has applauded the Green Party workers’ policy announced today. More >>

National stands alone in opposing aged care funding boost

Monday, 18 August 2014, 1:03 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has called on the National Party to match the commitment of other parties to lift aged care funding. The SFWU represents thousands of low paid caregivers working in residential aged care. More >>

Time to lift unliveable wage rates

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:51 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed Labour’s determination to lift New Zealand’s unliveable wage rates. The Labour Party today announced their Work and Wages policy. More >>

Time to deliver on aged care promises

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 2:35 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has called on Prime Minister John Key to deliver on his promise to address chronic underfunding and poverty pay rates in the aged care sector when his Government “gets into surplus”. More >>

Government attacks on lowest paid just keep on coming

Friday, 30 May 2014, 4:19 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“The Government has put the boot into low income workers again,” said Service and Food Workers Union cleaning sector spokesperson Jill Ovens today. “The latest attack is the removal this week of a requirement for government departments to require ... More >>

Labour Minister Ignores Need of Consultation on Minimum Wage

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:18 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“The Minister of Labour has arrogantly ignored the concerns of unions and low-income workers in amending the Minimum Wage Order to allow ‘averaging’ of the minimum wage,” said the Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall, ... More >>

Report boasts about measures National plans to axe

Monday, 26 May 2014, 9:48 am | Service And Food Workers Union

Report boasts about measures National plans to axe The union which represents some of the lowest paid women workers in New Zealand is calling on the Government to explain why a new report to the UN on policies that support women in New Zealand is boasting ... More >>

Some good news at last for aged care workers

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:20 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“Labour’s aged care policy contains good news at last for the undervalued aged care workforce,” said Alastair Duncan, Aged Care Sector Leader for the Service and Food Workers Union today. More >>

A few cents won’t send workers into rock star economy

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:08 am | Service And Food Workers Union

“Today’s minimum wage increase will make little difference to hard working New Zealanders living on poverty wages,” said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall today. The minimum wage increases today from $13.75 to $14.25 ... More >>

TPPA will make life worse for low-paid workers

Friday, 28 March 2014, 11:47 am | Service And Food Workers Union

"The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will not make low-paid workers' lives better," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall today. More >>

Cerebos: Up to 125 more Auckland jobs set to go

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 2:45 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

Up to 125 Auckland jobs will be gone by Christmas, with the closure of the Cerebos South Auckland operation. Service and Food Workers Union Food Sector Leader, Chas Muir, said the job loss was a devastating result of poor government manufacturing ... More >>

No benefits from "rock star economy" for low-paid workers

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 3:35 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

"The National Government has ensured that there will be no benefits from the "rock-star economy" flowing to low-income workers and their families as it pushes ahead with passing changes to the Employment Relations Act," said Service and Food Workers Union ... More >>

Caregivers equal pay case now “unstoppable”

Monday, 3 February 2014, 9:37 am | Service And Food Workers Union

“Caregivers will take another step towards equal pay with workers in male-dominated occupations today, and women all over the country will be keenly watching,” said Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) central region president and caregiver, Marianne ... More >>

Decision to directly employ parking workers a good one

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 5:23 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“Wellington City Council’s decision to take parking services in-house and directly employ this part of their workforce is a good decision for the existing workforce and the city,” said Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) National Secretary, John ... More >>

Living wage move must include lowest paid

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 8:28 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing many low paid contracted workers says councils seeking to implement a Living Wage should include their lowest paid workers, who are employed through contractors. More >>

Jobs must be saved at Independent Fisheries

Friday, 11 October 2013, 1:58 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers at Independent Fisheries has called on the National government to back 200 workers at Independent Fisheries, who are facing job loss with no redundancy. More >>

Employer Delaying Inevitable with Equal Pay Appeal

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:23 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union that supported caregiver Kristine Bartlett in her claim for equal pay has dismissed her employer’s appeal move as a waste of time. More >>

Huge step forward for low-paid women workers

Friday, 23 August 2013, 9:11 am | Service And Food Workers Union

A case taken by a Service and Food Workers Union member and long-time caregiver has resulted in a huge step forward for women workers. More >>

 

 

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