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A Sad End For Virgin NZ

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 6:24 pm | E Tu

E tū members are hugely disappointed that Virgin Australia has decided to shut up shop in New Zealand quickly, bringing a tight knit workforce to an abrupt end. The company emailed staff last night, telling them a shutdown was effective immediately. ... More >>

Message To Fletchers – Don’t Cut Pay!

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:40 pm | E Tu

E tū members at Fletcher Building Ltd are not satisfied with the company’s announcement that they intend to cut pay by up to 70%, while top executives keep earning megabucks. Last night, the company sent a letter to all employees outlining their proposal which ... More >>

Workers Celebrate Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:05 pm | E Tu

About a quarter of a million Kiwi workers will get a much-needed pay rise today, as the Government’s scheduled minimum wage increase comes into effect. The minimum wage has gone up from $17.70 to $18.90 an hour, giving our lowest paid and often ... More >>

E Tū Tells Air NZ To ‘take A Breather’ And Delay Redundancies

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:42 am | E Tu

E tū is not convinced that Air New Zealand need to lay off as many people as quickly as they have proposed. Last night, Air New Zealand told staff, including over 5,000 E tū members, that up to 3,500 people would lose their jobs in the next couple of ... More >>

Home Support Workers Awaiting COVID-19 Test Results

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:07 am | E Tu

Two groups home support workers may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are in self-isolation, as the family member of a client, who lives with the client, awaits test results. E tū understands that up to seven home support workers may have been exposed. One ... More >>

Sistema Workers Walk Out Over H&S Concerns

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 1:09 pm | E Tu

Workers at Sistema’s Auckland plant have taken matters into their own hands today as the company refuses to take their health and safety seriously. They are now on a health and safety strike. When workers have been asking about personal protective ... More >>

COVID-19: Aviation Workers Under Unprecedented Pressure

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 6:57 pm | E Tu

E tū is preparing for a scale of disruption to the aviation industry unlike anything we’ve witnessed before, after the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that all people arriving in New Zealand will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, ... More >>

Imperial Tobacco Closure Blow To Workers, Community

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:36 pm | E Tu

E tū says today’s confirmation that the Imperial Tobacco plant in Petone will close is a blow to the members as well as the wider Lower Hutt community. E tū organiser Damon Rongotaua says the closure, which means the loss of 122 jobs, is the result ... More >>

Safety is focus for Wuhan repatriation flight

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 8:16 am | E Tu

Union safety reps and delegates are closely monitoring the safety of all cabin crew, ground crew, cleaners and catering staff involved in the Wuhan repatriation flight. More >>

Facilitation application ahead of Strike 2 by caregivers

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 5:41 pm | E Tu

E tū has applied to the Employment Relations Authority for facilitation of the dispute over working conditions at Woburn Masonic Village in Lower Hutt. More >>

E tū responds to Air NZ’s 787 engine problems

Monday, 18 November 2019, 1:53 pm | E Tu

E tū, the union for cabin crew says today’s announcement by Air New Zealand of the grounding of between two and five 787 Dreamliners is a major challenge for 787 cabin crew who are currently in wage negotiations. More >>

Iona College boarding school matrons strike over pay

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 5:07 pm | E Tu

The Boarding Supervisors/Matrons at Iona College in Havelock North will take strike action from this afternoon in support of a fair settlement of their pay claims. More >>

Metals MECA settles

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:03 pm | E Tu

E tū’s flagship employment agreement for manufacturing, the Metals and Manufacturing Multi-Employer Collective Agreement, has been settled. More >>

Big pay rises as Sanford workers ratify new pay deal

Friday, 23 August 2019, 4:58 pm | E Tu

E tū members at Sanford Bluff are celebrating big pay rises after they voted unanimously to accept the company’s pay offer following wage bargaining last week. More >>

Labour candidates commit to better school holidays in Welly

Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:14 am | E Tu

As the July school holidays finish, the Labour candidates for Wellington City Council are pledging to make school holidays in Wellington in the future more exciting for residents and visitors by introducing a coordinated programme of events and activities ... More >>

E tū & Chorus contractors discuss contract cuts

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 5:51 pm | E Tu

E tū union met today with Visionstream and UCG contractors to discuss big cuts by Chorus to payments for maintenance work on its copper and fibre network north of Auckland. More >>

Assault reveals serious Health and Safety issues

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 5:11 pm | E Tu

E tū says its inquiries have revealed glaring deficiencies for security guards, in the health and safety processes of the Waikato District Health Board and its security contractor, Allied Security. More >>

Muzzled and broken: family speaks out

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 5:33 pm | E Tu

The children of the security guard assaulted and seriously injured at Waikato Hospital have criticised Allied Security and the Waikato District Health Board for failing to keep her safe. More >>

Strike four Friday for E tū IDEA Services members

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 6:37 pm | E Tu

Workers supporting New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities at IDEA Services will strike tomorrow for one hour from 8.30am in support of their employment agreement negotiations. More >>

E tū welcomes Local Democracy Reporter scheme

Monday, 27 May 2019, 5:13 pm | E Tu

E tū, the union for journalists, has welcomed the announcement today of a $1million pilot scheme to improve local news reporting. More >>



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