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Fears For Regional News As NZME Proposes Job Cuts

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 2:44 pm | Etu NZ

Journalists at NZME’s regional and community newspapers in the North Island are seeking support from their local communities as they face the loss of more than 11 full time equivalent jobs from newsrooms across the North Island. More >>

Tiwai Deal A Great Relief For Workers And Southland Community

Friday, 31 May 2024, 3:05 pm | Etu NZ

The 20-year deal ends years of uncertainty about Tiwai Point, which is the largest employer in the Southland region and also supports the local economy by providing many opportunities for businesses in the area. More >>

Union Members Win ERA Case: TVNZ Breached Collective Agreement

Friday, 10 May 2024, 4:52 pm | Etu NZ

E tū members at TVNZ are celebrating a significant win, with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ruling that the company breached their collective agreement in its recent process to dis-establish prominent shows and make large numbers of staff redundant. More >>

PM Must Commit To Pay Equity Settlement For Care And Support Workers

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 5:08 pm | Etu NZ

The unions representing care and support workers are calling on Prime Minister Christopher Luxon to pledge his commitment to deliver pay equity for the lowest paid workers on the frontline of healthcare in aged care, home support, disability support, mental ... More >>

Message To The New Minister: Workers Need Three Waters To Succeed

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 12:49 am | Etu NZ

Unions representing workers in the water industry are urging new Minister of Local Government, Kieran McAnulty, to stay the course on the Government’s Three Waters reforms. E tū, The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA), ... More >>

Jobs Expo – Manawatū NZ Post Workers Ready For New Job Opportunities

Thursday, 29 December 2022, 6:50 pm | Etu NZ

With the Manawatū Mail Centre closing early next year, E tū, NZ Post, and MBIE are putting on the ‘Lets Keep Working’ jobs expo to help connect workers up with new opportunities in the region. Employers in the local area are invited to set up ... More >>

Packaging Workers Come Together In Support Of Decent Pay Strike

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 6:08 pm | Etu NZ

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 will be on the picket line on Monday morning from Visy Board and Charta Packaging ... More >>

Packaging Workers Strike For First Time In 25 Years To Fight For Decent Pay

Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 5:27 pm | Etu NZ

More than 100 workers from two Auckland packaging companies are taking strike action starting tomorrow morning to secure a decent pay rise and fair compensation for overtime. E tū members from Visy Board New Zealand in Wiri and Charta Packaging – both owned ... More >>

Ministry Pay Decision A 'Big Setback' For Care And Support Workers

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 6:29 pm | Etu NZ

Care and support workers are “gutted and disappointed” after a Ministry of Health recommendation that will not see workers get a pay rise of more than 70 cents an hour for at least a year. In May, workers rallied around the country and presented ... More >>

Silence From Church Charity As Lifewise Workers Strike Again

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 4:58 pm | Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare support workers are striking again after negotiations failed to deliver improvements for the essential homecare workers who support our elderly and vulnerable across Auckland. Since December, Lifewise members have been publicly speaking ... More >>

Government Needs To Progress Transformation Plans To Save Mill

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:50 pm | Etu NZ

E tū is calling on the Government to lend greater support to Aotearoa New Zealand’s local wood processing industry in the wake of the proposal to close Whakatāne Mill. On Tuesday, the mill’s management presented workers with a proposal to shut the ... More >>

Community Comes Together To Call For Halt To Proposed Lockout

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 4:21 pm | Etu NZ

E tū members, whānau and community supporters are coming together on the picket line in a final attempt to win improved working conditions as promised and to halt a proposed lockout, as Lifewise members head into mediation with their employer. ... More >>

Essential Healthcare Workers Threatened: Church Forces Workers Into Poverty

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:40 pm | Etu NZ

An Auckland faith-based organisation is threatening its homecare support workers with a lockout, after they have taken strike and picket action to win better working conditions. Since mid-2019, E tū Lifewise members have been asking for increased ... More >>

Lifewise Workers Continue Strike Action Despite Lockout Threat

Friday, 22 January 2021, 4:32 pm | Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now face a possible lockout from their employer in response to their strike action and pickets. From Saturday, members will be going ahead with ... More >>

Lifewise Strike: Complaints About Care Quality, Methodist Church Members Concerned

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 4:14 pm | Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare workers continue their action to win a fair collective agreement which protects quality care at the Auckland-based homecare provider, taking strike action from 6am-9pm tomorrow (Wednesday) and picketing outside their employer’s ... More >>

Homecare Strike: Not So ‘Happy New Year’ For Lifewise Homecare Workers

Monday, 4 January 2021, 4:08 pm | Etu NZ

It’s not a very ‘Happy New Year’ for Lifewise homecare workers, who will go on strike for at least the next three full days unless the Lifewise Trust is prepared to settle a fair collective agreement. Homecare workers at Lifewise provide care ... More >>

Lifewise Home Support Workers Put On Pressure With Continued Strike Action

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:18 am | Etu NZ

Home support workers employed by Auckland-based provider Lifewise are continuing to strike for fair hours, more sick leave, and the terms of a much-needed collective agreement. Workers have been on strike since Monday, in an effort to get the organisation ... More >>

Remembering The Air New Zealand Erebus Crew And Passengers With Memorial Service

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 8:45 am | Etu NZ

E tū, the union for aviation workers, invites all Kiwis to join in the remembrance of the crew and passengers in Air New Zealand’s Erebus disaster by observing one-minute’s silence on Saturday. On 28 November, as there is every year, there will be a wreath-laying ... More >>

Union Stands In Solidarity With Members Over Death At Worksite

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 7:17 am | Etu NZ

E tū offers sincere condolences in the wake of the tragic death of a member from Auckland’s Alto Packaging. E tū Assistant National Secretary Rachel Mackintosh says the union stands in solidarity with his family and fellow union members who ... More >>

Air NZ Cuts Not Good Enough For Kiwis

Friday, 10 April 2020, 6:37 am | Etu NZ

Air New Zealand has announced specific details today about their decision to cut around 1500 jobs from their cabin crew workforce. Savage, E tū’s Head of Aviation, says that the New Zealand public will share worker’s dissatisfaction with the news. ... More >>





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