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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  /  No Comments

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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E tū: Government lacks support for pay equity bill

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū: Government lacks support for pay equity bill

E tū says the government will face strong opposition to its Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill which had its first reading in parliament today. The bill passed with the support of National MPs, Peter Dunne, and David Seymour, but Labour, the Greens, New Zealand First and the Maori Party all voted against it. […]

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E tū welcomes Labour’s Auckland Airport rail link

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

E tū Aviation has welcomed Labour’s plan to prioritise public transport to and from Auckland Airport. The Labour leader, Jacinda Ardern has announced Labour would fast track a light rail link from Auckland’s CBD to the airport, as well as a new Bus Rapid Transit line. Both projects are part of Labour’s plan to boost […]

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E tū seeks answers over Prices Foundry closure

By   /  July 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū which represents workers at Prices Foundry in Thames says it will be working alongside its members as they deal with the aftermath of yesterday’s closure. Workers were called to a meeting yesterday afternoon and E tū understands they were told the firm had gone into voluntary liquidation. E tū Organiser, Myles Leeson says […]

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The Negotiated Pay Equity Settlement for Care Workers – beware the fish-hooks amidst the hyperbole

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

It’s been touted as the most “historic pay rise” in  history. But the actual mechanics of the deal; the “fine print”; and other undisclosed facts may raise questions as how much of a “historic pay rise” the deal actually is.

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E tū extremely disappointed with MBIE report on cheap Chinese steel

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū is extremely disappointed with a report which has found there is little evidence of steel dumping in New Zealand by China.   The report details the findings of an enquiry by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into a complaint by NZ Steel that imported Chinese galvanised steel coil is subsidised, making […]

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Historic Equal Pay Settlement comes into force midnight – E tū

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Historic Equal Pay Settlement comes into force midnight – E tū

From midnight, (1 July) the celebrations will begin in earnest as the reality of their big pay rise sinks in for 55,000 care and support workers in aged care, disability services and home support. These are workers included in the historic Equal Pay Settlement which has resulted in one of the biggest increases in pay […]

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E tū welcomes Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy

Working people in New Zealand will benefit significantly from Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy announced today. E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union with over 54,000 members, welcomes the new policy that takes union and working people’s rights seriously. National Secretary John Ryall is pleased with the firm commitments made in the policy. “A […]

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Advisory on Equal Pay under-funding misinformation – E tū

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Advisory on Equal Pay under-funding misinformation – E tū

In recent weeks media have run stories claiming the Pay Equity Settlement for care and support workers in aged care will beggar many small rest homes, with some planning to reduce hours and cut staff to comply with the Settlement. It is also claimed that the Settlement is not fully funded and that there is […]

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E tū welcomes Wellington City Council Annual Plan Living Wage inclusion

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Wellington City Council Annual Plan Living Wage inclusion

E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union is welcoming today’s vote by the Wellington City Council for an Annual Plan which includes a commitment to move all directly employed council workers, as well as some contractors to the full New Zealand Living Wage rate of $20.20 an hour on 1 July, with wages for […]

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