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E tū forced to withdraw from Mayoral meeting on Cadbury

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:57:18 +1300 | E tu

E tū was forced to withdraw from today’s Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns. More >>

2020 Vision?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:05:24 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the union which covers contract cleaners, security guards, and catering and hospitality workers today welcomed the increase in the Living Wage to $20.20 an hour. More >>

Burger King worker assaulted for monitoring temperature

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:29 +1300 | Unite Union

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland.More >>

Living wage policy shuts out the minimum waged from jobs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:11 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union thanks Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery for so quickly conceding the central criticism of a report on living wage policies released by the Taxpayers’ Union last night , that those earning ...More >>

Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:58:05 +1300 | SAG-AFTRA

LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2017) -- SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry labor union representing more than 160,000 actors, broadcasters and recording artists, today released the following Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press:More >>

Time for Phil Goff to See Sense on Living Wage

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:58 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Goff’s plan to implement a living wage at Auckland Council should be scrapped after it was revealed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union that Wellington City Council’s own living wage policy led to job losses for seventeen parking wardens. ...More >>

WINZ breaching privacy laws with WINZ vetting rules

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:41:28 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the union for security guards, says WINZ may be breaching privacy laws with its new screening process for people visiting WINZ offices. More >>

E tū: workers urge public not to boycott Cadbury’s chocolate

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:39:11 +1300 | E tu

E tū: workers urge public not to boycott Cadbury’s chocolate E tū says Cadbury’s Dunedin workers are asking the public not to boycott Cadbury’s chocolate, as this could hasten the loss of their jobs.More >>

Update on NZRDA and DHB bargaining

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:02:18 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

New Zealand’s Resident Doctors have been in negotiation for the renewal of the MECA (Multi Employer Collective Employment Agreement) for over a year now, with the key issue having been safer rosters for Resident Doctors. The MECA expired in February ...More >>

Pike Court of Appeal decision endorses cheque book justice

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:33:45 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Court of Appeal has released its judgment this afternoon in the case taken by Pike widow Anna Osborne, wife of Milton Osborne, and Sonya Rockhouse, mother of Ben against the government agency Worksafe.More >>

E tū vows to spike Cadbury workers’ media ban

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:09:26 +1300 | E tu

E tū does not accept the unilateral media ban on workers who have lost their jobs at Dunedin’s Cadbury’s chocolate factory. More >>

NZ must have a sustainable approach to nurse workforce

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:12:14 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO today launched an urgent discussion document about the issue of the unsustainable and fluctuating import of Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQN), in the context of New Zealand nurse graduate unemployment and the need for a better commitment to ...More >>

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:33:14 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Today’s announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. “This ...More >>

FGC statement on Cadbury announcement

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:57:06 +1300 | Food and Grocery Council

NZ Food and Grocery Chief Executive Katherine Rich says her thoughts are with affected employees, their families, and the people of Dunedin over today’s announcement by Mondelez regarding their Cadbury factory.More >>

E tū: shock at Cadbury closure with the loss of 400 jobs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:53:59 +1300 | E tu

Workers at Cadbury in Dunedin are reeling after learning this morning that the iconic Cadbury factory is to close, with the loss of almost 400 jobs. More >>

Waiuku truckies take action

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:21:22 +1300 | First Union

Truck drivers at Knight and Dickey, the Waiuku-based haulage firm, are taking strike action from 6am on Thursday to protest what they say are some of the lowest wages in the regionMore >>

Whistleblower guard stood down by Evergreen Security

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:35:47 +1300 | Unite Union

Evergreen Security have stood down a security guard from a WINZ site because he complained to his union that the company was not taking the guards health and safety seriously. More >>

E tū security guards say WINZ safety protocols unsafe

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:19:02 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the union for security guards, says its security guard members fear new MSD protocols are unsafe and could put their lives at risk. More >>

E tū stands in solidarity with Pike River families today

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:21:53 +1300 | E tu

E tū is supporting the call by some Pike River families for a halt to work to seal the Pike River mine. More >>

Maritime Union mourns death of Wellington member

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:12:43 +1300 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Union members and fellow workers around New Zealand mourn the loss of a friend, colleague and comrade who died yesterday in Wellington Hospital. The 60-year-old man suffered severe head injuries while working at Centreport on Tuesday 31st January. ...More >>


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