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New Zealand celebrates International Day of Justice for Cleaners and Security Guards – E tū

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Zealand celebrates International Day of Justice for Cleaners and Security Guards – E tū

E tū says great strides have been taken in winning fairer wages for cleaners and security guards, but there is still a lot more to do. Campaign Lead Organiser, Mat Danaher says Wellington City Council is leading the way, with wages for their contract security guards and cleaners expected to increase to the Living Wage […]

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Good on Auckland Council for voting to support the Living Wage, but what about contracted workers? – E tū

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Good on Auckland Council for voting to support the Living Wage, but what about contracted workers? – E tū

New Zealand’s largest private sector union says good on Auckland Council for voting to support the Living Wage, but what about contracted workers? Auckland Council are now moving towards becoming New Zealand’s biggest employer that is genuinely committed to paying the Living Wage to its lowest paid workers. The fact that we have got them […]

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Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name across the ditch – E tū

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand’s largest private sector union is calling on New Zealand’s richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers.   Hart’s Carter Holt Harvey has locked out 160 of its timber mill workforce in regional Victoria for over five weeks now, a move that […]

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CADBURY PRODUCTS COULD STILL BE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND – E tū

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CADBURY PRODUCTS COULD STILL BE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND – E tū

Following phase one of the consultative process around the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, parent company Mondelez International are exploring opportunities to keep some confectionary production in New Zealand.   Mondelez have called for expressions of interest for a new or current confectionary company to produce some iconic Kiwi Cadbury products locally, such […]

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Aged Care Survey Results Ring True for E Tū Members

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Aged Care Survey Results Ring True for E Tū Members

The findings of the 2016 Aged Care Workforce Survey have been released today and paint a picture of an industry plagued by stress, insecure hours, and inadequate pay. Home support worker and E tū delegate Tamara Baddeley lives this every day. “The finds of the survey totally reflect what all support workers in rest home, […]

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E tū joins Australian manufacturing workers at protest targeting Fletchers

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Members of E tū will join a delegation of Australian manufacturing workers for a protest in Auckland today against a bid by Fletchers to cut working conditions for its Melbourne workforce. The workers, who are members of the Australian Workers Union, are now into their 13 week of strike action over Fletcher’s demands. Members will […]

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E tū welcomes ComCom media merger decision

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes ComCom media merger decision

E tū has welcomed today’s Commerce Commission decision to reject the merger of Fairfax and NZME. E tū’s Senior Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich says the decision recognises there are more than commercial interests at stake, in particular the role of journalism to hold to account the powerful interests and forces in our society. “Any further […]

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Lift safety focus of International Workers Memorial Day for E tū

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Lift safety focus of International Workers Memorial Day for E tū

E tū is focussing on lift safety as part of commemorations for International Workers Memorial Day which is marked globally on April 28th. This is the day workers worldwide remember those who died on the job, or from work-related diseases and illnesses. E tū will hold a short service on Wellington’s waterfront in remembrance of […]

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IDEA support staff vote to walk off job – E tū

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on IDEA support staff vote to walk off job – E tū

Support workers employed by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, have voted to strike after Easter in protest at a lack of progress in their pay talks. E tū advocate Alastair Duncan says the vote, by more than 1500 union members, was overwhelmingly in favour with 98% voting by secret ballot to strike. “Support […]

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Chorus penny-pinching costs jobs at Broadspectrum – E tū

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Chorus penny-pinching costs jobs at Broadspectrum – E tū

Infrastructure workers carrying out the fibre roll-out have been massively let down by Chorus, as their employer Broadspectrum proposes redundancies as promised work has failed to materialise. Broadspectrum plans to axe 20 jobs – one third its fibre-laying workforce – in Blenheim, Nelson, Rotorua and Whakatane. E tū Industry Co-ordinator, Joe Gallagher says Broadspectrum ramped […]

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E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. The Prime Minister, Bill English has said he is hoping for “as good an outcome” as workers can get, “…maybe in the form of a redundancy payment…”. Neville Donaldson, E tū […]

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E tū disappointed with Cadbury closure; hopeful of some continued production

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū disappointed with Cadbury closure; hopeful of some continued production

E tū says it is extremely disappointed though not surprised by Mondelez International’s decision to close the Dunedin Cadbury factory. Neville Donaldson, E tū Strategic Director Food says the closure will mean hundreds of job losses and is a bitter blow for its members at Cadbury, and for Dunedin itself. “This is a sad day […]

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E tū urges delay to Top Energy job cuts

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū urges delay to Top Energy job cuts

E tū is seeking a halt to Top Energy’s plan to cut jobs, after a linesman suffered serious injuries in an incident in Kaitaia on Saturday. The person is in Whangarei Hospital after falling from a ladder onto a Top Energy vehicle, whilst doing urgent repair work at the height of the weekend storm. E […]

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First Security to pay Living Wage to PECCS guards – E tū

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on First Security to pay Living Wage to PECCS guards – E tū

Prison escort guards employed by First Security are to be paid the living wage of $20.20 per hour as their base rate. First Security is to be congratulated for their decision to pay the living wage to its Prison Escort & Court Custodial Services (PECCS) security guards. This is an increase in pay of more […]

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Petition to save Cadbury goes global – E tū

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The petition to save the Dunedin Cadbury factory and the jobs of its workers has gone global. A local petition/open letter has been circulating online since last Friday and has attracted more than 8000 signatures. Another petition, launched by the International Food Union, which has joined the campaign to save the factory has attracted another […]

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E tū; Saturday event rallying point for public over Cadbury

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū has welcomed a community initiative to rally support for saving Dunedin’s Cadbury factory and the jobs of its workers. Neville Donaldson, E tū’s National Industry Strategy Director (Food) says the rally planned for Saturday will be a chance for the public to make its feelings known about the proposal by Mondelez International to […]

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