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UCG “volunteer” model “completely unacceptable” – E tū

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

UCG “volunteer” model for Chorus fibre optics build “completely unacceptable” E tū says the so-called “volunteer” scheme run by Chorus fibre optics contractor, Universal Communications Group is a clear case of migrant exploitation. E tū’s Communications Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the union recently learned of the scheme through a UCG document advising its subcontractors […]

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TVNZ members disappointed with CEO salary increase – E tū

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

TVNZ members of the unions, E tū and the PSA today expressed disappointment that Chief Executive, Kevin Kenrick had accepted salary and bonuses which increased his pay by $500,000 whilst overseeing falling revenues at the state-owned broadcaster. TVNZ’s net profit for the year declined 89 percent – from $12.7m in 2016 to just $1.4m. The […]

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E tū acknowledges Vector as power industry Living Wage leader

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū acknowledges Vector as power industry Living Wage leader

E tū would like to congratulate Vector on joining the Living Wage Employer Accreditation programme and would encourage the firms in Vector’s supply chain to do likewise. E tū Industry Coordinator Communications, Joe Gallagher says Vector’s decision is likely to lift the profile of the Living Wage within the power sector as well as influence […]

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E tū welcomes demise of National’s pay equity bill

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes demise of National’s pay equity bill

E tū has welcomed the Government’s decision to scrap the former National Government’s pay equity bill. E tū took the pay equity case, Bartlett v Terranova which ultimately led to the equal pay settlement for 55,000 care and support workers. The Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill passed its first reading in August by […]

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E tū fights employer moves to undermine minimum wage rise

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū is very disappointed to learn that some employers are trying to avoid the upcoming minimum wage increase by building workers’ allowances into their basic hourly pay. The allowances are typically paid for such things as service, travel time and in recognition of shift work. E tū’s Industry Coordinator Food Sector, Phil Knight says […]

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Mental health workers hopeful new Govt signals equal pay – E tū

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mental health workers hopeful new Govt signals equal pay – E tū

Mental health support workers are hopeful the Labour-led Government will finally include them in the equal pay settlement. The settlement only applies to aged care, disability, and home support workers after negotiators for the previous government refused to include support workers in mental health. E tū’s Equal Pay Coordinator, Yvette Taylor says the situation is […]

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E tū Aviation welcomes new Government’s rejection of low wage economy

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū Aviation welcomes new Government’s rejection of low wage economy

E tū Aviation has welcomed the new Prime Minister’s call for productive relationships between business and workers, and an end to low pay and its negative economic effects. In her speech to the Council of Trade Unions yesterday, Jacinda Ardern praised the High-Performance Engagement agreement which E tū and other unions have with Air New […]

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E tū welcomes lift in minimum wage but goal is Living Wage

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes lift in minimum wage but goal is Living Wage

The union E tū has welcomed today’s announcement of a lift in the minimum wage but says its goal remains the Living Wage for all workers. The increase from $15.75 an hour to $16.50 will mean more than $20.00 extra a week for minimum wage workers doing a 40-hour week. The minimum wage will gradually […]

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E tū ecstatic as we welcome a Labour-led Government

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū ecstatic as we welcome a Labour-led Government

E tū says it is ecstatic after confirmation tonight that E tū member Jacinda Ardern is our next Prime Minister. E tū is the country’s biggest private sector union, with more than 55,000 members, and is a Labour Party affiliate. E tū Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall says our members will be celebrating tonight, in […]

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Fairfax axe for sports reporters another blow to journalism – E tu

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fairfax axe for sports reporters another blow to journalism – E tu

E tū says a proposal by Fairfax Media to axe its entire team of 11 regional sports and racing reporters sends the message that the regions don’t matter. E tū Industry Coordinator Communications, Joe Gallagher says the proposal is also another step towards the dismantling of professional regional journalism. The job losses apply to all […]

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E tū bitterly disappointed over demise of Kiwi-made Cadbury

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The union, E tū is highly critical of the decision by Mondelez International to move all production of Cadbury products from its Dunedin production plant to Australia. E tū’s Director of Industries, Neville Donaldson says the decision will be bitterly disappointing for the more than 300 Dunedin workers who will lose their jobs. “Mondelez has […]

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Government and Refining NZ to blame for “chaos” at airports – E tū

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government and Refining NZ to blame for “chaos” at airports – E tū

E tū Aviation says it’s appalled the Government and Refining New Zealand have no plan B for disruption to the crucial fuel line between Marsden Point and the rest of the country. “The result has been days of disruption, with flights cancelled and the plans of thousands of travellers thrown into chaos,” says E tū […]

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E tū: National Government’s record on health funding a fail for members

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū: National Government’s record on health funding a fail for members

E tū says it fears health services will deteriorate further in the face of Government denials that DHBs are underfunded. E tū is the country’s largest private sector union with more than 55,000 members. “A lot of our members are in the Counties Manukau area, where services have been so under-funded we have the highest […]

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E tū says Chorus enjoys profit as workers lose quality jobs

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū says Chorus enjoys profit as workers lose quality jobs

E tū says Chorus’s profit has been achieved at the expense of quality jobs and the integrity of ultrafast broadband (UFB) connections to homes and businesses. The Chorus result coincides with cable company Broadspectrum announcing today it will exit its connection contracts in Hamilton, Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim, Rotorua, Taupo, and Whakatane. The move will affect […]

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E tū embraces Equal Pay week as mental health workers pursue Equal Pay

By   /  August 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū embraces Equal Pay week as mental health workers pursue Equal Pay

E tū is urging women to embrace Equal Pay week, as it focusses on winning an Equal Pay deal for mental health support workers. These workers were left out of the Equal Pay Settlement after the government refused to include them. Mental Health support worker, Sandra Rawenata is one of those workers. “It’s unfair. We […]

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E tū court action targets labour hire at LSG SkyChefs

By   /  August 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū court action targets labour hire at LSG SkyChefs

E tū will be in the Employment Court in Auckland on Monday to argue its case on behalf of labour hire workers at global airline catering company, LSG SkyChefs.   The union is acting on behalf of workers Kamlesh Prasad and Liutofaga Tulai, and will argue that they and other labour hire workers should be […]

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