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Muzzled and broken: family speaks out – E Tu

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Muzzled and broken: family speaks out – E Tu

The children of the security guard assaulted and seriously injured at Waikato Hospital have criticised Allied Security and the Waikato District Health Board for failing to keep her safe. The guard suffered a broken arm and required surgery for multiple facial fractures after the assault. “It was a pretty big shock. I didn’t know what […]

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E tū welcomes Local Democracy Reporter scheme

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Local Democracy Reporter scheme

E tū, the union for journalists, has welcomed the announcement today of a $1million pilot scheme to improve local news reporting. The scheme, dubbed the Local Democracy Reporting Service, will see 8 journalists hired to report on publicly funded bodies such as councils, council committees, community boards, District Health Boards, council-owned enterprises, local trusts, and […]

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E tū: Waikato Hospital assault tip of iceberg

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū: Waikato Hospital assault tip of iceberg

E tū says the serious assault on a security guard at Waikato Hospital this week is the tip of the iceberg and it’s time to end the use of security contractors who don’t provide adequate training, support and safe staffing. Today, our injured member is out of the hospital’s High Dependency Unit but has severe […]

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E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement

E tū, the biggest private sector union in New Zealand, is very disappointed that the Government will not adopt any of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on introducing a capital gains tax (CGT). Annie Newman, E tū’s National Director of Campaigns, says that this development is a step backwards in the much-needed tax reform debate. […]

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E tū safety focus as Erebus design unveiled – E tū

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū safety focus as Erebus design unveiled – E tū

New Zealand’s largest aviation union, E tū welcomes the announcement that a design has been selected for the national memorial commemorating the Erebus disaster. In 1979, an Air New Zealand scenic flight over Antarctica crashed into Mt Erebus killing all 257 people on board including 20 crew. The final design, Te Paerangi Ataata – Sky […]

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Minimum wage lift welcome but Living Wage needed – E Tu

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage lift welcome but Living Wage needed – E Tu

E tū welcomes today’s lift in the minimum wage from $16.50 to $17.70 but says it doesn’t go far enough. “We are delighted that thousands of New Zealanders will receive an increase of $1.20 per hour from today,” says Annie Newman, E tū’s Director of Campaigning. “E tū is pleased that this is the first […]

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Strike three for Fuji Xerox members – E Tu

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Strike three for Fuji Xerox members – E Tu

Strike three for Fuji Xerox members Workers at Fuji Xerox have walked off the job for a third time this morning in an escalating dispute over the company’s absolute refusal to pay backpay on a 2% pay offer.   In Auckland, the members went out on strike at 8.30am and will be out until 4.30pm […]

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