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Action on bank gender pay gap must begin at the bottom

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:54 pm | First Union

FIRST Union today welcomed Westpac’s public admission of the significant gender pay gap in its workforce and reiterated its call for employers to work with unions to close this disparity, arguing that this work must begin at the bottom of the pay ... More >>

Company must live up to living wage, say striking Cotton On

Monday, 16 September 2019, 5:49 pm | FIRST Union

Workers at Cotton On’s Mangere distribution centre, who today took strike action outside the company’s Queen Street retail store, say it’s time Cotton On management cut the spin and lived up to their own promises of paying a living wage to all staff, ... More >>

Strike: Cotton On workers taking action

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:04 am | FIRST Union

WHAT: FIRST Union members at Cotton On’s Mangere distribution centre are taking strike action outside the company’s Queen Street store in protest at its management’s failure to live up to their own self-proclaimed belief in a living wage for all workers ... More >>

PAK’n’SAVE Henderson: Your staff are not being demolished

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 6:54 pm | First Union

In an increasingly disrespectful display to staff, PAK’n’SAVE’s Alderman Drive store in Henderson, Auckland, is still refusing to negotiate a new Collective Agreement with more than one hundred FIRST Union members on site despite the building being ... More >>

Farmers Department Store Strikers March through the Mall

Friday, 28 June 2019, 9:08 am | FIRST Union

Farmers Department Store workers who are members of FIRST Union flooded through the doors of Silverdale Mall today and marched through the building to the surprise and delight of shoppers. Recent weeks have seen a rash of strikes as Farmers Department ... More >>

Union Welcomes Change of Heart at Mitre 10

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:36 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union welcomes and acknowledges Martin Dippie’s enthusiastic reaction to the Employment Relations Authority decision which provides living wages to FIRST Union members. More >>

Bank Tellers relieved that sales targets are gone for good

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 8:59 am | FIRST Union

Members of FIRST Union who work in the banking sector felt vindicated by the FMA and Reserve Bank of New Zealand announcement that all banks had committed to remove sales incentives from frontline staff and their managers. More >>

Landmark win for Mitre 10 workers

Monday, 24 June 2019, 5:35 pm | FIRST Union

In a landmark case, members of FIRST Union who work at Mitre 10 Mega in Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel have achieved their first collective agreement which affords a living wage. The is the first Collective Agreement in New Zealand history that was determined ... More >>

Landmark win for Mitre 10 workers

Monday, 24 June 2019, 4:13 pm | FIRST Union

In a landmark case, members of FIRST Union who work at Mitre 10 Mega in Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel have achieved their first collective agreement which affords a living wage. More >>

Farmers department store workers taking strike action

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 4:00 pm | First Union

Workers at Farmers Department Stores who are members of FIRST Union are taking further strike action starting today. More >>

West Auckland, Farmers Department Store workers walk off

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 10:44 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union members who work at Farmers Department Store in Henderson are walking off the job today. More >>

Employers at legal risk for not updating drug testing

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:22 am | FIRST Union

Employers who continue to use urine testing as an only option for workplace drug testing may be breaking the law according to a union representing over 28,500 New Zealand workers. The advice comes following the establishment of a NZ standard for ... More >>

Farmers workers meet to discuss further industrial action

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:11 pm | FIRST Union

Workers at Farmers Department Stores who are members of FIRST Union are today entering into a round of meetings to vote for more industrial action. Meetings will continue over the next two weeks. More >>

Kmart workers win living wages

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:18 pm | First Union

K Mart workers who are members of FIRST Union have achieved a living wage offer through their collective agreement negotiations. More >>

Ambulance staff win shift pay after years of disputes

Friday, 31 May 2019, 8:46 am | FIRST Union

St John Ambulance staff will be voting on the offer to introduce shift payments for their unsociable work hours. The deal comes following almost a year of negotiations, over 34 indefinite partial strike actions, and following a ballot for the first full ... More >>

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:49 pm | First Union

Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. More >>

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:56 pm | FIRST Union

Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. More >>

Farmers retail staff step-up action

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 7:13 pm | First Union

Farmers retail staff step-up action over unfair performance pay The unfair performance pay system at Farmers Department Store has led to employers who are members of FIRST Union taking industrial action across the country. The actions began last week with ... More >>

Inadequate pay and driver facing cameras putting people off

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:23 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union has released its In It For The Long-Haul survey of truck drivers that reveals an ageing workforce who say the job isn’t attractive anymore due to low pay and driver surveillance. More >>

Farmers retail workers walking off shop floor

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:50 am | FIRST Union

Workers in Auckland at Botany, Manukau and Pukekohe are walking off the job today over Farmers’ refusal to pay the Living Wage and the company’s faulty performance pay system that keeps wages down. Staff at the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Shore ... More >>

   

 

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