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Putting Workers First

MembersThe National Distribution Union and Finsec joined forces on 1 October 2011 to form one of New Zealand’s newest unions – FIRST Union. 

We are 27,000 workers in Finance, Industrial (Textile and Wood) Retail, Stores & Transport, who have come together to get a better deal at work.

If you’re not a member of the union, join today to win higher pay, better conditions and have more say at work.

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‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition in Parliament

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday.

‘New Zealanders are only guaranteed three and a half days off each year. We should protect that, not reduce it,’ said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay.

 

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