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Solid Energy’s announcement unlikely to be good for workers

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 11:07 am | EPMU

No one is expecting good news from Solid Energy, which has called a meeting at Stockton Mine on the West Coast this afternoon. More >>

Forman Insulation job losses in Taranaki and Auckland

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 3:32 pm | EPMU

Jobs will be lost across the country as Forman Building Systems amalgamates two of its subsidiaries in an attempt to cut costs and improve profits. More >>

Huge job losses on the cards as Chorus abandons copper

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:06 am | EPMU

Workers at Transfield Services are to pay the price for Chorus’ mismanagement of the ultra-fast broadband project and attempts to escape the copper market. The EPMU, which represents Transfield workers, is concerned that contractors who work with ... More >>

Transparency needed from NZ Post on future job and cuts

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:28 am | EPMU

Any re-negotiation of New Zealand Post’s deed of understanding needs to be done openly and fairly, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. “Over the past few years, New Zealand Post has been cut to the bone as the government demands bigger ... More >>

Orora workers to take industrial action from Monday

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:11 am | EPMU

240 workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch will begin a two-week overtime ban on Monday, after mediation with their employer did not resolve their bargaining issues yesterday. More >>

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:00 pm | EPMU

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku One of the oldest sawmills in New Zealand will close at the end of the month, at a cost of 25 jobs and potentially more in the local community. Mamaku Sawmill is the last operating mill in the area, which was once ... More >>

240 Orora workers take industrial action

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:30 am | EPMU

Workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch have voted to take a two-week overtime ban after collective bargaining with their employer broke down. The ban could threaten the supply of boxes for the kiwifruit, wine and meat ... More >>

NZ Post half-year profit shows no need for drastic cuts

Monday, 23 February 2015, 12:18 pm | EPMU

New Zealand Post’s $100 million half-year profit shows that the organisation doesn’t have to slash services, and the Government should stop putting pressure on the board to deliver bigger dividends. “New Zealand Post provides a core public service which ... More >>

More NZ Post jobs lost – and moving overseas

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 2:59 pm | EPMU

More NZ Post jobs lost – and moving overseas New Zealand Post’s “Lean Centres of Excellence” proposal boils down to cutting their finance team to the bone and shipping the jobs off to the Philippines. The proposal, which was announced to staff ... More >>

Government must prioritize good postal service over profits

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:15 pm | EPMU

NZ Post’s latest attempt to replace employed posties with dependent contractors is just another nail in the coffin for a universal postal service, says the largest union for postal workers, the EPMU. “This Government has pushed for bigger and ... More >>

28 jobs lost at SRX Global in Wellington

Friday, 13 February 2015, 11:57 am | EPMU

Workers at SRX Global in Wellington were shocked yesterday at the announcement their plant is closing and their work shifted to Australia and Malaysia. More >>

Contractor model is an attack on workers’ conditions

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 2:39 pm | EPMU

NZ Post’s announcement today of a “pilot” programme which includes dependent contractors as well as employed posties shows that the organisation has learned nothing from the example of Chorus, says the union for postal workers, the EPMU. The pilot ... More >>

Good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs are the key

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:18 am | EPMU

The EPMU welcomes Andrew Little’s focus on creating real jobs for New Zealanders, as set out in his State of the Nation speech this morning. “Despite all the promises of a ‘rock star economy’ we know that there just aren’t enough skilled, well-paid ... More >>

Chorus must use improved copper price to invest properly

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:35 pm | EPMU

Chorus must use the improved copper price to reinvest in its network and give contractors proper job security so they can retain and train up skilled workers. The EPMU, which represents workers in the telecommunications industry, is calling on Chorus to take ... More >>

EPMU joins Pike River families to mark fourth anniversary

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:14 am | EPMU

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. “This is a particularly solemn day given the recent announcements of Solid Energy ... More >>

62 Wellington jobs lost as Orora Cartons announces closure

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:25 pm | EPMU

Orora Cartons is proposing to close its Lower Hutt facility at the loss of 62 jobs as the crisis for New Zealand manufacturing sector continues to affect businesses. More >>

Automobile Association workers call for boss to come back

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:22 am | EPMU

AA call centre workers are asking their employer to bring a fair and reasonable offer to the bargaining table so they can get back to providing great service to AA members. More >>

Eagle Air closure to cost high value jobs in Hamilton

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:30 pm | EPMU

More than thirty aircraft engineers in Hamilton may lose their jobs following Air New Zealand’s announcement today that it plans to close subsidiary Eagle Air. Eagle Air is a regional airline which flies under Air New Zealand’s Link brand, servicing ... More >>

WorkSafe report raises concerns about asbestos

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:14 pm | EPMU

The union representing construction workers in the Canterbury rebuild is surprised at WorkSafe’s conclusion that no action needs to be taken against EQC and Fletcher EQR over asbestos exposure in Canterbury homes. “This report was an opportunity ... More >>

EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:03 am | EPMU

The National Executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union unanimously endorsed Andrew Little for the role of Labour leader, at a meeting held yesterday. “I have been speaking to our workplace delegates at forums across the country over ... More >>