Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Workers at Caterair fearful of job losses

Media Release
Wednesday, 29th May 2002

Workers at Caterair fearful of job losses as Air NZ cans in-flight meals

Workers at Caterair, the company that provides in-flight meals for Air New Zealand, were shocked to hear via the media yesterday that Air New Zealand plans to stop providing in-flight meals on their domestic services.

“The domestic service is a substantial part of Caterair’s business”, said Darien Fenton, National Secretary of the Service & Food Workers Union.

“This decision by Air New Zealand is obviously going to impact on the approximately 400 workers based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It is a terrible way for them to find out they could lose their jobs.”

“The SFWU will be talking with both Air New Zealand and Caterair about the situation and will be taking action once we know what the workers are facing”, said Ms Fenton.

For further comment contact Ms Darien Fenton on –
0274 360 089 (mobile) or 09 810 9226 (evening).

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news