Latest

2014 Rich List paints picture of inequality denial

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on 2014 Rich List paints picture of inequality denial

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: 2014 Rich List paints picture of inequality denial The National Business Review’s 2014 Rich List is a stark reminder of the growing inequality in New Zealand, according to FIRST Union. This year is the first time the combined wealth of New Zealand’s Rich-Listers has passed $50 billion, […]

Read More →
Latest

Labour Party’s employment reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour Party’s employment reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Labour Party’s employment reforms show commitment to tackling inequality The NZ Labour Party’s just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union. The agenda features a $2 an hour boost […]

Read More →
Latest

UNEMIG: Disgraced hotel operator still hasn’t learned

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on UNEMIG: Disgraced hotel operator still hasn’t learned

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: UNEMIG: Disgraced hotel operator still hasn’t learned A publicly disgraced Auckland hotel is still not paying their workers the minimum wage, according to the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG). Last week the Employment Relations Authority ordered Harbour Oaks hotel to pay workers Nancy and Abraham Agustin nearly […]

Read More →
Latest

Christchurch CHEP workers walk off the job again

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Christchurch CHEP workers walk off the job again

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Christchurch CHEP workers walk off the job again Workers at Brambles-owned CHEP Christchurch have walked off the job again today to protest the employer’s refusal to negotiate an improved pay offer, according to FIRST Union. The workers went on a 24-hour strike earlier this month, and the […]

Read More →
Latest

Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity Workers at the Chep pallet plant in Christchurch are going on strike on Thursday 10 July, demanding pay parity with Chep’s Wiri pallet plant in Auckland, according to FIRST Union, the union for workers in the transport and logistics […]

Read More →
Latest

Bullet Freight workers laid-off

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bullet Freight workers laid-off

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Bullet Freight workers laid-off An estimated 200 employees of Bullet Freight Systems lost their jobs yesterday following the company going into receivership last Friday evening (4 July), according to FIRST Union. Bullet Freight Systems is a nationwide logistics company with depots in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, […]

Read More →
Latest

Hamilton businesses let down redundant Huttons workers: 40 still without work

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Hamilton businesses let down redundant Huttons workers: 40 still without work

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Hamilton businesses let down redundant Huttons workers: 40 still without work Hamilton businesses have let down the 125 Huttons workers who were made redundant at the end of March this year according their union, FIRST Union. “After the closure of the Huttons site FIRST Union funded a […]

Read More →
Latest

Bad and good news for Thames Timber workers

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bad and good news for Thames Timber workers

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Bad and good news for Thames Timber workers The announcement this afternoon that Southern Cross Forest Products Thames Timber Ltd (Thames Timber) will be sold to Profiles Woodproducts Limited has been dampened by an announced concurrent restructuring, says the union representing workers in the wood sector. Southern […]

Read More →
Latest

Union applauds NZ supermarkets’ stance on slavery

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union applauds NZ supermarkets’ stance on slavery

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Union applauds NZ supermarkets’ stance on slavery The union representing retail workers applauds both New Zealand supermarket chains (Progressive Enterprises’ Countdown and Foodstuffs’ New World and Pak’n’Save) for taking a strong stance against alleged slave labour in global prawn supply chains. FIRST Union wrote to both chains […]

Read More →
Latest

Review Panel reflects union concerns about forestry safety crisis

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Review Panel reflects union concerns about forestry safety crisis

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Review Panel reflects union concerns about forestry safety crisis The union representing forestry workers feels vindicated that its concerns have been reflecting in the Public Consultation Document released today by the Independent Forestry Safety Review. For the last two years FIRST Union and the NZ Council of […]

Read More →
Latest

Postie Plus Group’s administrator must put workers first

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Postie Plus Group’s administrator must put workers first

MIL OSI – Source: First Union – Headline: Postie Plus Group’s administrator must put workers first The union representing retail workers is saddened but not surprised by today’s announcement that Postie has gone into voluntary administration. There are 82 Postie stores nationwide, and existing employees have been told that they will remain in their current […]

Read More →
Latest

Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name

Source: First Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name Recent comments by Toll on an industry website would not stand up to independent scrutiny, says the drivers union. The article, on the website Dieseltalk.co.nz, accuses the union of spreading false allegations about logbook breaches and Toll’s […]

Read More →
Latest

Community and global support growing for striking drivers

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Community and global support growing for striking drivers

Source: First Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Community and global support growing for striking drivers Community support for the striking Toll/BP drivers is growing, and supporters are keen to see an end to this dispute so the workers can return to the job. Yesterday around 60 workers and community supporters picketed the Waterview BP station […]

Read More →
Latest

Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase

By   /  May 20, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase

Source: First Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase Striking petroleum drivers have decided to step up protest action after talks between Toll and FIRST Union failed to reach a settlement. Despite ongoing industrial action, Toll failed to put forward a decent wage offer for […]

Read More →
Latest

Global union weighs in on NZ dispute

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Global union weighs in on NZ dispute

Source: First Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Global union weighs in on NZ dispute The global union representing workers in the petroleum industry has weighed in on a New Zealand industrial dispute, showing its support for striking Toll/BP drivers. IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in mining, energy and manufacturing […]

Read More →
Latest

Demonstrations spreading nationwide

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  First Union, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Demonstrations spreading nationwide

Source: First Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Demonstrations spreading nationwide Pickets at BP services stations in support of striking Northland Toll/BP drivers will spread nationwide this week, as actions are being planned in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This Thursday supporters will march on BP’s headquarters in Wellington at the same time as supporters picket the BP […]

Read More →