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E Tū Condemns Arrests Of Hong Kong Democracy Activists

Friday, 8 January 2021, 2:06 pm | E Tu

E tū has joined New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister , global unions and others in condemning the arrest this week of over 50 prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists. Among those arrested was aviation worker Carol Ng, the chair of the Hong Kong Council ... More >>

Lifewise Homecare Workers: Still Striking For Better Conditions And Pay

Friday, 18 December 2020, 6:15 am | E Tu

Home support workers are hoping their strike action on Friday will lead to positive change in conditions and culture for both support workers and their clients at their Auckland-based provider Lifewise. Last year, the organisation agreed to increase ... More >>

Lifewise Workers Strike For Fair Hours And Sick Leave

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:11 am | E Tu

Workers at an Auckland home support provider will be striking this week, after talks to establish their first-ever collective agreement have failed. On Monday, Lifewise workers will strike for certainty of hours, more sick leave, and respect from their ... More >>

Sick Leave Extension Needed Now

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 1:57 pm | E Tu

E tū is calling on the Government to bring forward their plans to double the minimum sick leave entitlement, after yesterday’s announcement that the change will likely be in place in mid-2021. E tū members have been campaigning to increase the minimum ... More >>

NZ Government Needs To Mandate Staffing Ratios Like Australian States

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 11:51 am | E Tu

E tū is calling on the New Zealand Government to follow the example of Victoria’s Labour Government and recognise the need for minimum staff-to-resident ratios in private aged care homes. On Tuesday, the Victorian Government announced it would ... More >>

E Tū Welcomes Commitment To ‘Just Transition’ For Tiwai Workers

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:54 pm | E Tu

E tū says Labour’s just transition approach will give workers and communities in Southland confidence to plan for a future with good jobs to replace those at the Tiwai Point smelter. On Monday, the Labour Party announced its commitment to keeping ... More >>

Kiwi Workers Celebrate Labour’s New Workplace Policies

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 10:49 am | E Tu

The Labour Party’s Workplace Relations and Safety policy release today will see workers across the country being much better off. Policies announced include doubling minimum sick leave entitlements, continued minimum wage increases, implementing Fair ... More >>

Labour’s Living Wage Policy “Real Victory” For Low Wage Workers

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 8:26 pm | E Tu

E tū congratulates the Labour Party for saying yes to a Living Wage for all contracted workers in government. The Government currently pays the Living Wage to all workers in the public service. However, the new policy would see contractors, such as cleaners, ... More >>

Labour’s Tax Policy: “It’s About Time!”

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 12:31 pm | E Tu

E tū congratulates the Labour Party for their tax policy, which will see the top two percent of income earners and multinational corporations paying a fairer share. A new top tax of 39% will kick in for every dollar earnt over $180,000, and the party ... More >>

Promise Of New Matariki Public Holiday Welcomed

Monday, 7 September 2020, 5:45 pm | E Tu

E tū welcomes the Labour Party’s announcement to make a new public holiday in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year. Official celebrations of Matariki would begin in 2022, to allow the party time to develop the necessary resources and organise ... More >>

Proposed Redundancies At NZ Steel Will Harm Local And National Economy, Union Says

Friday, 4 September 2020, 5:26 pm | E Tu

Buying local and supporting local businesses is more important than ever, E tū says, in the wake of up to 200 redundancies proposed by BlueScope Steel. On Thursday, the Australian-owned company who has New Zealand’s NZ Steel in Glenbrook and Pacific ... More >>

Promoting Inclusion And Equality For All Union Members

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 10:33 am | E Tu

E tū and its Komiti Pasifika group is calling on all members and their communities to come together in the wake of the latest COVID-19 lockdown. Workers need to know that they should be able to get a test without being disadvantaged at work or having ... More >>

Government ‘Walking The Talk’ On The Living Wage For New MIQ Guards

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 5:41 pm | E Tu

E tū is pleased with the Prime Minister’s announcement today that the Government is looking to directly employ any new security guards needed at managed isolation and quarantine facilities and guards will be paid at least the Living Wage. Security ... More >>

‘Significant Redundancies’ Proposed And Possible Mill Closure For Steel Industry Workers

Monday, 17 August 2020, 5:01 pm | E Tu

Keeping local jobs as part of the New Zealand construction industry supply chain is essential, E tū union says, after the announcement of proposed redundancies by BlueScope Steel. On Monday, the Australian-owned company warned of its plans to lay ... More >>

Huge Living Wage Victory For MSD Guards

Monday, 10 August 2020, 10:01 am | E Tu

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) security guards across the country are thrilled today to learn that they will finally be moving up to at least the Living Wage of $22.10 per hour. Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today ... More >>

Fight For #safestaffingnow Continues Around The Country

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:42 pm | E Tu

The joint campaign to push the Government to commit to safer staffing levels in aged care continues around the country with two North Island actions. E tū members and delegates will be holding two photo opportunities in Gisborne on Thursday to ... More >>

Auckland Council’s Contracted Cleaners To Get Living Wage

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:21 pm | E Tu

Living Wage campaigners in Auckland are celebrating the news that Auckland Council has committed to paying a Living Wage to all its contracted cleaners in this council term. On July 30, Auckland Council passed its Emergency Budget, which included the ... More >>

Campaign For Mandatory Staff-to-resident Ratios In Aged Care Homes

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:11 pm | E Tu

"Deliver safe staffing for our seniors" is the key message residents in rest homes and those working in the sector are urging the Government to commit to in the build-up to this year’s election. With the support of Grey Power, E tū ... More >>

Hunger Strike And Vigil At Parliament For Meaningful Climate Action

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 6:52 am | E Tu

A hunger strike, led by father of three and environmental activist David Goldsmith, commenced Monday, July 13th, in front of Parliament and will continue for the next three weeks. It includes hunger strike participants and supporters holding vigil. ... More >>

Union Calls For Just Transition For Workers As Smelter To Close

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 3:26 pm | E Tu

E tū union is calling for a ‘Just Transition’ for workers in the wake of Rio Tinto’s announcement it will be closing its smelter at Tiwai Point. Around 1000 workers directly employed by the smelter will be affected, as well as at least a ... More >>