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Packaging Workers Won’t Give Up The Fight For Decent Pay Rise

Sunday, 11 September 2022, 1:11 pm | E Tu

Members from Opal Kiwi Packaging are continuing strike action this week, determined to win a decent pay rise. Around 90 Auckland-based members will be striking with a picket again outside the company premises on Monday morning. The action comes after ... More >>

Packaging Workers Prepare For Second Joint Mass Strike

Friday, 9 September 2022, 6:19 am | E Tu

Packaging workers from different companies are joining collective forces again to send a strong message to their employers to offer them a decent wage increase. On Friday morning, some 200 workers from Visy Board, Charta Packaging, and Opal Kiwi ... More >>

Packaging Workers Come Together To Strike For Decent Pay

Sunday, 4 September 2022, 8:59 pm | E Tu

Workers in the packaging industry are banding together to send a strong message to their employers to come to the table with a decent wage increase. Around 200 workers from Visy Board in Wiri, Charta Packaging, and Opal Kiwi Packaging are striking on ... More >>

More Packaging Workers Take Strike Action To See Move To Decent Pay

Friday, 2 September 2022, 6:33 am | E Tu

Members at another major paper packaging manufacturer are striking to win decent wages with no clawbacks. Up to 90 members at Opal Kiwi Packaging in Auckland are striking and picketing on Friday to move wage negotiations along in their latest ... More >>

More Packaging Workers Take Strike Action To See Move To Decent Pay

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 1:21 pm | E Tu

Members at another major paper packaging manufacturer are taking strike action to win decent wages with no clawbacks. Up to 90 members at Opal Kiwi Packaging in Auckland are striking and picketing on Friday to move wage negotiations along in their latest ... More >>

Support Worker Wellbeing Report Exposes Huge Psychosocial Impacts During Pandemic

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 7:12 pm | E Tu

A report into the wellbeing of home support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic calls for urgent measures to address workers’ concerns. On Wednesday, researchers from AUT led by Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood and union representatives ... More >>

Health Workers To National: Don’t Cut Our Funding!

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 1:15 pm | E Tu

E tū is appalled to hear this morning that National Party leader Christopher Luxon has reneged on a commitment to keep health and education funding at least in line with inflation. Despite recent assurances, Luxon told the AM Show this morning under ... More >>

Manufacturing Workers Reject Pay Offer For Strike To Combat Cost Of Living Struggles

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 11:52 am | E Tu

Workers at an Auckland lock manufacturing plant are walking off the job this week over a pay offer they say doesn’t go far enough to help members — some having to work regular overtime just to meet their daily expenses. Around 50 E tū members ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Win Big At The ILO

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:36 pm | E Tu

E tū is celebrating the conclusion reached by the Committee on the Application of Standards at the International Labour Conference, after a tenuous case against Fair Pay Agreements raised by Business New Zealand has been effectively dismissed. ... More >>

Manufacturing Workers Strike As Say They Can’t Wait Longer For Living Wage

Friday, 10 June 2022, 6:13 am | E Tu

Up to 100 E tū members at a major transformer manufacturing plant in Auckland are striking and picketing on Friday in an effort to secure a Living Wage for the majority of its members as soon as possible. Members working at ETEL Transformers say they ... More >>

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 >>





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