Talks in the key Metals agreement will continue in Auckland next Thursday.
Negotiations to renew the Metals and Manufacturing Industries Collective Agreement – the country’s most influential private-sector industrial document – resumed in Auckland today after breaking down on February 24.
At that time, employers (represented by the EMA) had made a final offer of a 3.2 per cent pay rise. Workers, represented by the EPMU, had reduced their claim from seven per cent to five per cent.
Rallies in support of the more than 2000 workers covered by the Metals agreement, and promoting the union’s Fair Share – Five in 05 campaign for minimum five per cent wage rises for all working people this year, planned for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch next week will go ahead.