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Support Workers All Over NZ Prepare To Rally On Monday

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:57 am | E Tu

E tū/NZNO/PSA Joint Media Advisory Care and support workers, their employers, and the clients and residents they care for are rallying together for the first time to secure an urgent pay increase for workers in the sector before legislation that ... More >>

Budget Brings Positive Relief Measures And The Promise Of Long-term Progress

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:23 pm | E Tu

E tū welcomes Budget 2022, which includes a range of measures that will help E tū members and their communities during a time of increased hardship coming out of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman ... More >>

Coalition Pushes For New Zealand To Join Global Efforts To End Violence In The World Of Work

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 9:52 am | E Tu

A union-led coalition is calling for the New Zealand Government to ratify an international labour convention to create a formal framework for addressing violence and harassment at work. The ‘ Coalition for a Safe World of Work ’ is officially launching its ... More >>

Pay Negotiations For Care And Support Workers Set Up To Fail

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 4:00 pm | E Tu

Unions representing care and support workers, E tū, NZNO, and PSA, have entered discussions with the Government to improve pay rates and lock in existing training rights for 65,000 care and support workers. The historic 2017 Care and Support Workers ... More >>

Workers Rejoice As Fair Pay Agreement Bill Gets First Reading

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 7:12 pm | E Tu

The First Reading of the Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) Bill in Parliament today has been met by applause from low-paid workers across the country. The bill will enable workers and their unions to negotiate minimum pay and conditions with their employers, ... More >>

Workers To Lose Jobs As Major Part Of Auckland Printing Plant Set To Close

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 6:57 pm | E Tu

More than 100 workers will lose their jobs when a large proportion of the production at Auckland-based printing plant Ovato will stop for good at the end of April. On Tuesday, the company announced that around 150 workers will be made redundant from ... More >>

FPAs Will Be The Best Change For Workers In Decades

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 11:50 am | E Tu

E tū is thrilled to welcome the introduction of the Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) Bill to Parliament today. The bill will provide a regulatory foundation for setting pay and conditions across whole industries, through negotiations between employers ... More >>

Fifth Strike For Rest Home Workers Over Proposed Cuts To Pay And Hours Despite Staffing Shortage

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 5:26 pm | E Tu

Tension is growing at a Northland town’s only rest home, as union members prepare to strike again with management refusing to back down on plans to cut weekend rates and making fresh proposals to reduce hours for some, despite bringing in unvaccinated ... More >>

Rest Home Strike Continues: “Our Employer’s Not Listening”

Saturday, 30 October 2021, 7:24 am | E Tu

Workers at the sole rest home in a rural Northland town are striking again over proposed pay cuts to their allowances and other problematic clauses in their new collective agreement. Members at Claud Switzer Rest Home in Kaitaia have been in ... More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan – Workers Need A Just Transition

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 1:01 pm | E Tu

With the release of the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan consultation document today, workers need assurance there will be a Just Transition that puts their communities at the forefront. Sam Huggard, Strategic researcher for E tū, Aotearoa’s largest ... More >>

Appointment Of Veteran Unionist To Air NZ Board “positive Sign”

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 4:36 pm | E Tu

E tū, the largest union in Aotearoa New Zealand for aviation workers, welcomes Air New Zealand’s move to include a union voice in their latest round of board appointments. The airline has appointed three new directors to its board, including ... More >>

School Cleaners Beg Management To Step In And Reverse Inevitable Redundancies

Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:07 am | E Tu

A group of essential workers at a South Auckland primary school are now struggling with their future after learning that they face redundancy from a job they’ve given their all to. Around two weeks ago, the four contracted cleaners at Finlayson Park ... More >>

Commission Lays Foundation For Necessary Just Transition

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 5:38 pm | E Tu

E tū welcomes the latest Climate Change Commission, He Pou a Rangi, report to the Government as it lays firm foundations for a Just Transition to a low-carbon economy. Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa sets out a policy direction ... More >>

Essential Migrant Support Workers Relieved Visa Shock Reversed

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 4:13 pm | E Tu

Hundreds of essential skilled migrant workers in the aged care and disability support sectors are relieved they can go back to work without the fear of being stood down, now that their lesser-paid ‘sleepover’ or overnight shifts will no longer count ... More >>

Weeks Of Uncertainty Ahead For Kawerau Mill Workers

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 6:10 pm | E Tu

Workers at Kawerau’s pulp and paper mill are facing weeks of uncertainty as their employer, Norske Skog, have commenced with a consultation process about the future of the mill, including potential closure. More than 150 workers, including 30 E tū ... More >>

Victory For Council’s Contracted Cleaners As Living Wage Roll Out Begins

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:38 am | E Tu

E tū welcomes the news that the roll out of the Living Wage to contracted cleaners in the country’s largest city has now begun. From April 1, the first group of contacted cleaners at Auckland Council will now be paid at the current Living Wage rate of ... More >>

Commendable Increase To Minimum Wage But Further Rises Needed

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 7:56 am | E Tu

E tū welcomes the Government’s minimum wage rise and hopes its progression will continue to increase year-on-year to help lift more New Zealanders out of poverty wages. From 1 April, the minimum wage will rise to $20 per hour – an increase of ... More >>

Lifewise Under Fire Over Treatment Of Homecare Support Workers And Café Fundraising Drive

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 5:41 pm | E Tu

Homecare support workers employed by Lifewise – a church charity – are resorting to picketing yet again, as the organisation continues to refuse to negotiate liveable pay and better conditions, while also facing criticism over a recent fundraising ... More >>

One Step Closer To Matariki Holiday

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 4:04 pm | E Tu

Workers across the country are celebrating today as the Labour Government take a further step towards their pre-election commitment to make Matariki a public holiday. The Government have announced that the first Matariki public holiday will be on 24 ... More >>

Union Welcomes Border Workers Given Priority For COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 4:10 pm | E Tu

E tū supports the Government’s commitment ensuring that border workers and their families are prioritised in the roll-out of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said workers such as cleaners, nurses who undertake health checks ... More >>