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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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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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