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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 >>

Fishing industry workforce will lose out again

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 4:48 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

Workers in the land-based fishing industry will lose out again if proposed exemptions from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill go ahead, the Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota said today. More >>

Landmark Equal Pay Case Opens

Monday, 24 June 2013, 7:12 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

24 June 2013 Landmark Equal Pay Case Opens A landmark legal case affecting thousands of low-paid women workers commenced today in the Auckland Employment Court. The case will continue tomorrow and Wednesday. The case, taken by the Service and Food Workers ... More >>

Government’s Brutal Reminder of Aim to Lower Wages

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 9:30 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota has condemned the Government’s proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act, which was introduced to Parliament tonight. More >>

Government’s brutal reminder of aim to lower wages

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 4:43 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota has condemned the Government’s proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act, which will have their first reading in Parliament tonight. More >>

Nurses in Schools a Boost for Low-Income Working Families

Sunday, 2 June 2013, 12:14 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota supports the Green Party’s Nurses in Schools proposal, announced today. More >>

Lowest paid need living wage most of all

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 3:27 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota has congratulated Hamilton City Councillors who have voted today to bring in a living wage over the next two years, but asked them to include the lowest paid in their workforce. More >>

More Evidence of Growing Need for Living Wage

Monday, 20 May 2013, 12:39 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“A report released by the Salvation Army today adds weight to the growing volume of evidence of a significant working poor who are slipping into poverty in our country,” said Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota National Secretary John Ryall ... More >>

Service Union Calls On MP to Apologise to All Hospitality Workers

Friday, 3 May 2013, 9:45 am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing hospitality workers is calling on National MP Aaron Gilmore to formally apologise to all hospitality workers across New Zealand and resign if it is confirmed that he threatened to get a worker sacked by using the Prime Minister’s ... More >>

Dementia funding too little and too late

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:23 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union says today’s announcement of an additional $70 million for aged care services in the 2013 Budget is too little too late. More >>

Mean-minded Labour law changes will increase poverty

Friday, 26 April 2013, 1:19 pm | Service And Food Workers Union

“The Government’s proposed changes to labour laws are mean-minded and will increase poverty and inequality in New Zealand,” said John Ryall, National Secretary of the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota today. More >>

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