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Zero pay increase and zero hours for Armourguard workers

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:02 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing security guards is shocked that one of New Zealand’s largest security firms is refusing to give their workers a pay increase this year. Armourguard has offered Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) members a zero percent pay offer ... More >>

Zero-hours legislation makes the problem worse

Monday, 13 July 2015, 9:36 am | Service And Food Workers Union

Zero-hours legislation makes the problem worse The Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) is extremely disappointed with the zero-hours contracts changes announced today. Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse announced new ... More >>

Victory for SkyCity cleaners

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:05 am | Service And Food Workers Union

Cleaners at SkyCity have had an absolute victory as the company has withdrawn its appeal against a determination by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). More >>

Legal action taken against Southern District Health Board

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 9:00 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing food workers has informed the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) that they intend to legally challenge the decision to outsource food production to Compass Group. More >>

SDHB decision a “kick in the shins”

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:41 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing Southland District Health Board (SDHB) food workers is appalled by the SDHB’s decision to outsource the production of meals on wheels and hospital meals to Compass Group, and is considering taking legal action. More >>

Parliamentary caterers freed from zero hours contracts

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 9:40 am | Service And Food Workers Union

6 May 2015 Parliamentary caterers freed from zero hours contracts The union representing caterers has congratulated the Labour Party, the Speaker of the House and Spotless Group for ending zero hours contracts for Parliamentary Service staff. Spotless Group, ... More >>

Abhorrent reaction from Rosie Café owners

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 3:33 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing hospitality workers has slammed the actions of the café owners who tricked their employee into talking to a journalist. More >>

PM’s behaviour at café “completely unacceptable”

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 1:45 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing café and restaurant workers is shocked by Prime Minister John Key’s behaviour towards a worker at an Auckland café, and is calling for all politicians and public figures to be role-models when they interact with hospitality ... More >>

Sanford closure: redundancy pay an insult to workers

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:13 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

Workers at the Sanford mussel processing facility in Christchurch are gobsmacked by the company’s decision to give a minimal redundancy payment to workers after a stressful and uncertain few weeks. More >>

SFWU submits counter-proposal to SDHB plan

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:30 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) food service workers has submitted a counter-proposal to plans to outsource food production for meals on wheels and hospital meals. The SDHB are considering a proposal from Health Benefits ... More >>

Sanford Closure – Workers Must Come First

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 4:07 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers at the Sanford mussel processing facility in Christchurch is extremely disappointed to learn that a restructuring could see the closure of the facility and hundreds of people out of a job. More >>

Minimum Wage Increase “April Fools’ Joke”

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 9:48 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union said that today’s 50 cents an hour minimum wage increase would not go very far in lifting low-income families out of struggle street. More >>

Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:09 am | Service And Food Workers Union

Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights Over 35,000 home care relief workers have gained the right to the minimum wage and holidays through a case won by the Service and Food Workers Union in the Employment Court. The court yesterday ... More >>

Third world fishing policies put NZ to shame

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:51 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers in seafood processing factories has today slammed New Zealand’s fishing policies which allow our fishing resources to be exported to other countries. More >>

Union gobsmacked at hospital bosses’ pay hikes

Friday, 16 January 2015, 4:46 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing cooks, cleaners, security staff and orderlies in district health board hospitals is shocked to hear reports of massive pay hikes for DHB CEOs today. More >>

SFWU Welcomes Supreme Court Decision

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:17 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision not to hear a further appeal by Terranova against caregiver Kristine Bartlett’s quest for equal pay. Both the Employment Court and Court of Appeal had already accepted ... More >>

Food services workers plan action outside Auckland Hospital

Monday, 1 December 2014, 5:48 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

Concerned hospital food services workers will gather outside Auckland Hospital for a two-hour picket tomorrow (2 December) at 1pm. Workers from North Shore, Waitakere, Middlemore and Greenlane hospitals will bus to join the picket, opposing a proposal ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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