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Strike at Fuji Xerox – E tū

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Strike at Fuji Xerox – E tū

E tū members at Fuji Xerox offices around the country will take strike action today (Monday, 25 February) in support of a decent pay offer. The strike will affect the company’s four sites in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin with members walking off the job from 8.30am until 4.30pm. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher […]

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Key changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill – E tū

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Key changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill – E tū

E tū says without key changes to the Equal Pay Amendment bill, few women will be able to successfully pursue an equal pay claim. E tū Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall appeared before today’s Workforce and Education Select Committee hearing on the bill, together with E tū delegate, Marianne Bishop. John says the union welcomes […]

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Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tu

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tu

E tū, the largest private sector trade union in New Zealand, is pleased with the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement working group, released today. The report includes strong arguments for the need to change the system to be fairer for workers. It explains how similar industry-wide bargaining systems have been crucial for lifting living […]

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Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E Tu

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E Tu

E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement.   The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always paid a […]

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Foundry workers out in the cold – E Tu

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Foundry workers out in the cold – E Tu

Workers employed by MFL Ltd (formerly Masport Foundry) in Auckland returned from their holiday this week to find they had no jobs, no wages, and no holiday pay. They were sent on their annual Christmas shut-down early and were told that they would be returning to work on 7 January. However, MFL Ltd went into […]

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E tū celebrates largest ever minimum wage increase

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū celebrates largest ever minimum wage increase

The minimum wage is set to increase by $1.20 to $17.70 in April 2019 – the largest increase in the adult minimum wage in New Zealand history in dollar terms. This is the biggest leap yet towards the Coalition Government’s promise to increase the minimum wage to $20 by 2021. E tū National Secretary Bill […]

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Air NZ: We have a deal – E Tu

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. Talks concluded at Air NZ HQ at 10pm tonight. As a result, the three one-day strike notices on 21, 22, and 23 December have been lifted. The members core aims have largely […]

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Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E Tu

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mediation after Air NZ engineers strike vote – E Tu

Aviation unions say they are very disappointed with the misleading information released by Air New Zealand in response to a strike notice by its aviation engineers. The engineers and logistics workers have voted to issue strike notices in response to Air New Zealand’s demands for cuts to their conditions. Air New Zealand is making record […]

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All we want for Christmas is a fair deal say Sistema workers – E Tu

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on All we want for Christmas is a fair deal say Sistema workers – E Tu

All we want for Christmas is a fair deal say Sistema workers. Sistema workers have walked off the job again. The workers came off the job for the 5th time at 9pm last night in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Shreta Kumar, an assembly worker who normally works 60 hours a week says, […]

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Job losses at RCR Dannevirke – E Tu

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Job losses at RCR Dannevirke – E Tu

Workers at RCR Energy in Dannevirke are reeling after the company announced pending job losses related to its Australian parent company being put into administration. The company, which is a boiler manufacturer, told workers this morning it expects 20 staff will lose their jobs as it works to keep the plant afloat. RCR in Dannevirke […]

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E tū members at Sistema have walked off the job for the third time, effective from 7am.

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū members at Sistema have walked off the job for the third time, effective from 7am.

Workers earlier took strike action last Tuesday night, and again on Thursday in support of better pay and conditions. Sistema workers earn just above the minimum wage and most are required to work 60 hours a week. There is no overtime pay. Members are picketing outside the plant this morning and are available for media […]

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E tū DHB MECA huge win for members

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū DHB MECA huge win for members

A new multi-employer agreement, or MECA, for public hospital service workers is a huge win for members, with many receiving pay-rises of up to 40 percent over the next three years. The MECA sets the conditions for about 3500 service workers, including cleaners, laundry workers, orderlies, catering and security staff at the country’s 20 District […]

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National to blame for Kiwibank changes – E Tu

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

E tū sympathises with community concerns over the loss of Kiwibank branches – an issue with obvious implications for our Kiwibank and Post members. Union Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the union is working with Kiwibank to minimise job losses as Post ejects Kiwibank from its sites and franchises out postal services. “Our primary concern […]

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E tū welcomes Pike River re-entry – E tu

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Pike River re-entry – E tu

E tū has welcomed the decision to proceed with the re-entry of the Pike River mine drift in a bid to uncover the cause of death of the 29 men who died there in November 2010. The Minister in charge of the re-entry effort, Andrew Little made the announcement this morning, together with some of […]

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Big fine after worker caught in press – E Tu

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Big fine after worker caught in press – E Tu

E tū has welcomed the big fine handed down to Carter Holt Harvey LVL plant at Ruakaka in Northland after a member was seriously injured in October 2016. Steven Vincent had his chest and shoulder crushed, suffering multiple fractures, lacerations and lung injuries after his body became trapped in a conveyor belt at the plant. […]

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Petrol prices last straw for home support workers – E Tu

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Petrol prices last straw for home support workers – E Tu

Home support workers are fed-up and quitting their jobs, blaming soaring petrol bills, precarious working hours, and poor working conditions. E tū warns that the country’s aging population will suffer, and the cost of their care could sky-rocket, if the government doesn’t resolve support workers’ grievances and improve the quality of their jobs so care […]

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