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Proposed EasySteel Restructure An Indictment Of Fletcher Mismanagement

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:11 pm | FIRST Union

Mr Wallace said that FIRST Union and E Tū would be supporting union members through the consultation period and restructuring, and providing feedback to EasySteel about the "disastrous" proposal. More >>

Competition Deficit Suggests Need For Windfall Bank Profits Tax

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:19 am | First Union

FIRST Union supports the recommendations of today’s Commerce Commission report into the banking competition deficit, but is calling on Government to introduce an immediate windfall bank profits tax to support struggling communities and fund stronger ... More >>

Uber Drivers To Rally As Appeal On Contractor Misclassification Begins

Monday, 18 March 2024, 1:10 pm | FIRST Union

WHAT: Uber drivers are holding a rally outside the Court of Appeal in Wellington tomorrow, as the company begins its appeal against 2022’s Employment Court verdict (in a case taken jointly by FIRST Union and E tū) that four drivers were permanent ... More >>

Government’s 100-day War Against The Poor Cannot Continue - FIRST Union Verdict

Friday, 8 March 2024, 9:47 am | First Union

After 100 days in power, Christopher Luxon’s Government has made workers significantly worse off and punished the poorest while kicking off a pointless and distractionary culture war on behalf of the chaotic coalition’s wealthy backers, according to ... More >>

Sincere Or A Stunt? St John Workers Revisit Reti’s Pre-election Ambulance Ridealongs

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 9:45 am | First Union

A FIRST Union member who works for St John says ambulance officers are astounded by St John’s revelations during pay negotiations that frontline services could be cut or wages frozen due to a lack of funding , and they say the service is already ... More >>

Will Luxon Condemn Human Rights Abuses In Meeting With Philippines President?

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 10:56 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga has condemned the decision of Prime Minister Christopher Luxon to fly to Australia to meet with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., but says that if the Prime Minister is so determined for Marcos Jr.'s ... More >>

Ministers Ducking As St John Ambulance Service Threatens Cuts And Wage Freezes

Monday, 4 March 2024, 11:55 am | FIRST Union

Hato Hone St John staff are being left in the dark after being told by their employer during collective bargaining that no further funding is available to increase wages, despite promises from the National-NZ First coalition agreement to "renegotiate ... More >>

FIRST Union Statement On The Death Of Efeso Collins

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 12:59 pm | First Union

Dennis Maga, FIRST Union General Secretary, said staff and union members are devastated by the passing of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins and wish to offer their respect and admiration for a dedicated, kind and effective community leader. "Efeso was ... More >>

FIRST Union and Migrante Aotearoa to stage a rally at Deloitte and the Philippine Embassy's Offices

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 5:41 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union and Migrante Aotearoa, A Filipino migrant workers organisation representing 500 workers at ELE, will hold a public gathering outside the offices of Deloitte and the Philippine Embassy, marking the one-month closure of the labour-hire and ... More >>

All We Want For Christmas Is Overtime Rates, Say Lion Distribution Workers

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 10:47 am | FIRST Union

The workers who handle the distribution of products from Lion’s famous ‘Pride’ brewery in East Tāmaki, Auckland, are locked in industrial action with their employer in the lead-up to Christmas. The strike comes after their union, FIRST Union, closes ... More >>

Migrant Construction Workers Must Not Be Left In Limbo

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 3:25 pm | First Union

FIRST Union, the union that looks after migrant workers in the construction industry through the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG), is calling on central Government to intervene in the ELE Group receivership, where around 500 workers with temporary ... More >>

Desperate Government Dumps FPAs But Workers Will Persevere

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:54 am | FIRST Union

"I want to thank the thousands of workers who put aside time, effort and money to collaborate on the development of the FPA model. Your work has not been wasted, and all options for future negotiations and bargaining models will be on the table ... More >>

"No New Ideas" - FIRST Union Verdict On Coalition Agreements

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 8:59 am | First Union

FIRST Union has today responded to the coalition agreements between the new Government of the National Party, ACT and New Zealand First; describing the proposed policy programmes as regressive and the next Government as potentially the most self-interested ... More >>

Costco Living Wage Settlement Sets New Standard For Grocery Pay

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 9:01 am | FIRST Union

Nearly 200 FIRST Union members who work at Costco in Auckland are "setting a new standard" for the supermarket and grocery industry after ratifying the store’s first Collective Agreement, which includes starting rates above the living ... More >>

Stop Bankflation: Campaign Calls For Action On Excessive Bank Profit Prolonging Cost Of Living Crisis

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 2:02 pm | FIRST Union

Today, a public campaign to ‘Stop Bankflation!’ was launched by FIRST Union and ActionStation to highlight record bank profits that have not 'trickled down' to workers and customers. This morning, a mobile billboard was placed outside of ... More >>

Bankflation: The Big Four Banks Are Worsening The Cost Of Living Crisis

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 6:54 am | FIRST Union

WHAT: ActionStation and FIRST Union are launching a campaign to deal with the issue of ‘Bankflation’, alongside the release of a short briefing paper into the matter . There will be a mobile billboard posted at Takutai Square. Bank workers will be ... More >>

Warehouse Workers Are Sharing Their Thoughts On The Company’s Behaviour

Friday, 22 September 2023, 9:31 am | First Union

Warehouse workers have opted to continue a ‘social media strike’ and are sharing their thoughts on executive pay, the importance of a living wage and their challenging working conditions despite threats from management to penalise participating staff, ... More >>

Safe Rates For Transport Would Save Lives On New Zealand Roads

Friday, 22 September 2023, 6:33 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union, the union for Aotearoa’s transport workers, has joined more than 50 trade unions representing road transport drivers around the world in calling for a ‘Safe Rates’ system, which would increase drivers’ wages and improve working ... More >>

Warehouse Workers Walking Out In Living Wage Protest

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 12:17 pm | First Union

Workers at two large Warehouse stores in Auckland and Palmerston North will walk off the job this Friday in an initial strike action to seek public support for a living wage and safer staffing levels in stores WHEN: Friday 1st September, 14:00-16:00 ... More >>

Rising Profits Accounted For More Than Half Of Domestic Inflation During Cost-of-living Crisis

Monday, 28 August 2023, 6:50 am | FIRST Union

JOIN MEDIA RELEASE: FIRST Union, NZCTU and ActionStation WHAT: Launch and presentation of report: Profit-Led Inflation in Aotearoa New Zealand WHEN: 9.30am - 10.30am, Monday 28th August WHERE: Garden Room, St. Peter’s on Willis Street, 211 Willis Street, ... More >>





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