Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


NZ casino workers are organising to WIN!

NZ casino workers are organising to WIN!

Today, Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) delegates from casinos around New Zealand gathered in Auckland for the first day of a two-day conference.

Over 50 delegates from New Zealand and Australia will spend the two days discussing issues for NZ casino workers and developing strategies for organising in the casino industry.

Attendees at the conference will discuss issues such as ‘union busting’ by employers, escalating action during bargaining, dealing with ‘free-loaders’ and ‘union-only’ agreements with employers.

NZ delegates will also learn from the experiences of the Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) delegates and organisers who are attending the conference and presenting workshops. LHMU is the union for Australian casino workers, and includes members at Sky City’s Adelaide casino.

SFWU National Secretary Darien Fenton said, “This is a great opportunity for our members to get together and learn from each other. Casinos in New Zealand make huge profits, while the workers suffer the front-line stresses of a high pressure, 24-hour, casualised industry.”

“We have learned a lot recently from organising successes in Auckland and Dunedin so to build on that delegates will be making plans to increase SFWU activity in the casino industry nationwide.”

Workshops being held tomorrow will determine the SFWUs’ strategy for national casino organising over the next period.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news