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


Metals workers reject 4% offer

April 13, 2005

Metals workers reject 4% offer

Stop-work meeting tomorrow to hold strike vote

Metals workers have rejected an offer of a four per cent pay rise, saying it is not enough to settle their seven-week-old dispute.

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Andrew Little said that around 75 per cent of workers covered by the key Metals and Manufacturing Industries Collective Agreement had voted to reject the offer.

Workers will hold a stop-work meeting at Ericcson Stadium in Auckland at 1pm tomorrow, at which they will vote on whether to strike on Friday.

Talks to renew the Metals – the country’s largest and most influential private-sector industrial document – broke down on February 25 with employers making a final offer of a 3.2 per cent pay rise.

They agreed to return to the negotiating table after workers threatened to strike on March 18, and during talks last Thursday upped their offer to four per cent.

Mr Little said that the offer had been taken back to members around the country, and been roundly rejected.

“It’s not acceptable,” he said. “Workers want five per cent, which they believe is fair in this climate.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages