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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 >>

Preliminary ComCom Report Confirms NZ Banks Amongst Most Profitable In The World

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 12:22 pm | First Union

A preliminary report by the Commerce Commission released today confirms that New Zealand banks are amongst the most profitable banks in comparable countries, based on the three main measures of bank profitability (return in equity, return on assets ... More >>

Westpac Workers Will Walk Off The Job

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 6:36 am | FIRST Union

WHAT: Almost 900 FIRST Union members who work at Westpac will take strike action on Wednesday 8th August, with a nationwide 2-hour strike from 12:00-14:00 accompanied by full-day industrial action in certain stores around the country. Westpac workers More >>

Westpac Workers To Strike Next Week Over Low Pay

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 10:59 am | FIRST Union

Over 800 FIRST Union members who work at Westpac banks around the country have voted to begin strike action next week after rejecting a low pay offer following five months of bargaining. Bill Bradford, FIRST Union organiser, said union members would nationally ... More >>

Modern Slavery Legislation Welcomed But Employer Due Diligence Is Crucial

Friday, 28 July 2023, 1:19 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga has welcomed this morning’s announcement from Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, Carmel Sepuloni, that legislation will be brought forward to help end modern slavery in our country’s supply chains, ... More >>

Comments On Proposed Closure Of Belfast's Warehouse And Noel Leeming Stores

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 1:50 pm | FIRST Union

Paul Watson, FIRST Union Southern Regional Secretary, commented on today's consultation meetings regarding the closures of The Warehouse Belfast, Warehouse Stationery Belfast and Noel Leeming Belfast: "FIRST Union will be closely scrutinising the business ... More >>

Auckland Bus Drivers Strike: Free Fares For Matariki As Protest Continues

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:13 am | FIRST Union

Auckland bus drivers are thanking the local community for their patience and support during industrial work stoppages this week, and announcing that NZ Bus-operated routes in Auckland with union drivers will be free for the Matariki public holiday this ... More >>

Supermarket Workers' Union Welcomes Fair Pay Agreement Acceptance

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 4:01 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union members who work in Aotearoa’s supermarkets are the latest group of workers to be formally accepted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to begin negotiations for a Fair Pay Agreement. "We’re delighted that ... More >>





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