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Hospital workers welcome WINZ as lockout bites

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 11:40 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Eight hundred locked out hospital workers have welcomed the support of Work and Income NZ as the lockout by Spotless Services begins to bite. Four days into the lockout and with many pay packets expected to be half their normal size the Service and Food ... More >>

Images: Picketing Spotless Services

Monday, 16 July 2007, 10:09 am | Service and Food Workers Union

The lockout of up to 800 workers by Spotless Services Ltd lead to mass protests late last week and over the weekend. More >>

Hospital lockout end is possible says Union

Saturday, 14 July 2007, 12:19 am | Service and Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has written to Spotless Services this afternoon offering a way to resolve the two day lockout of its union members. SFWU spokesperson Alastair Duncan says the union has offered to withdraw pending strike notices until ... More >>

Waitakere Mayor to join locked-out workers

Friday, 13 July 2007, 10:49 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Service and Food Workers Union members at Waitakere Hospital will be joined this morning for a brief time by Mayor Bob Harvey. Mayor Harvey is expected on the picket line at 9:45 this morning to show his support for the hundreds of locked-out workers ... More >>

Largest ever hospital lockout set to continue

Friday, 13 July 2007, 9:21 am | Service and Food Workers Union

From Northland to Southland, the lockout of up to 800 workers by Spotless Services Ltd is set to continue into a second day as hundreds of union members picket and rally outside public hospitals. More >>

"Bully boy" tactics prompts hospital strike

Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 10:20 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Hundreds of low paid hospital cleaners, orderlies and kitchen staff will walk off the job from 7.00 am tomorrow, Thursday, signaling a national strike by employees of Spotless Services. More >>

Low paid hospital workers owed pay out - union

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 3:27 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

The actions of a rogue employer, Spotless Services, is blocking the payout of a $16 million pay rise to over three thousand low paid hospital workers, says the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota Inc (SFWU). Union spokesperson Alastair Duncan ... More >>

International Justice for Cleaners Day 2007

Friday, 15 June 2007, 11:58 am | Service and Food Workers Union

On 15 June, cleaners will be taking action together on 6 continents in 20 countries in 40 cities around the world. International Justice for Cleaners Day is a chance to publicly recognise the hard and often undervalued work cleaners do. More >>

Low Paid Caregivers a Risk for Elderly

Friday, 15 June 2007, 10:20 am | Service and Food Workers Union

A Union that represents workers in aged care residential homes and the community is marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by calling on District Health Boards and employers to quickly sort out their new contracts and give caregivers a desperately ... More >>

Spotless Services awarded 'Golden Toilet Brush'

Friday, 15 June 2007, 12:14 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Which company will go away with a red face this year? Cleaners across New Zealand will be handing out their annual Golden Toilet Brush Award this Friday, June 15, as part of global rallies for International Justice for Cleaners Day. More >>

Settlement at risk after Spotless jumps ship

Friday, 8 June 2007, 3:19 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

The settlement of the long running hospital service workers dispute looks doubtful after a major employer broke away from national bargaining says the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota Inc. More >>

Last minute pay offer lifts hospital lockout

Monday, 4 June 2007, 10:09 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

Last minute pay offer lifts hospital lockout    Last minute negotiations between the Service and Food Workers Union and District Health Board representatives have resulted in the lifting of industrial action across the nation's public hospitals.  More >>

Contractors set to lock out 2000 hospital workers

Sunday, 3 June 2007, 3:32 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

The lockout of two thousand public hospital cleaners, orderlies and kitchen staff from midnight Monday 4 th June has been branded as abusive and vicious by the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota Inc.  More >>

Employers walk out of Hospital Mediation talks

Saturday, 2 June 2007, 3:59 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

Employer representatives from the District Health Boards and Contract companies have walked out of mediation this evening says the Service and Food Workers Union. More >>

Contracting and low wages are killer combination

Friday, 1 June 2007, 12:13 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Taking out a contract on someone's life took on a new meaning in Mangere yesterday, the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota says.   Northern Regional Secretary Jill Ovens says the "gangsters" in this case were the state-owned energy ... More >>

Contracting and low wages are killer combination

Friday, 1 June 2007, 12:12 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Taking out a contract on someone's life took on a new meaning in Mangere yesterday, the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota says.   Northern Regional Secretary Jill Ovens says the "gangsters" in this case were the state-owned energy ... More >>

Contracting and low wages are killer combination

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 2:12 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

Taking out a contract on someone’s life took on a new meaning in Mangere yesterday, the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota says. More >>

Hospital strike delayed but action still pending

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 9:25 am | Service and Food Workers Union

Service and Food Workers Union delegates have agreed to lift the first two days of a nationwide strike affecting 2500 hospital orderlies, cleaners and kitchen staff. The action was scheduled to start Thursday 31 May. More >>

Public hospitals deny food to staff and visitors

Friday, 25 May 2007, 4:56 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

Public hospitals deny food to staff and visitorsPublic hospitals around the country intend to deny food to visitors and staff says the Service and Food Workers Union. More >>

Planned Strike Actions by SFWU

Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 1:39 pm | Service and Food Workers Union

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has received notices of intended strike action by members of the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU). To date the DHB has received notices covering five 24 hour periods from 12.00am Friday 1 June to ... More >>

   

 

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