General Secretary Robert Reid tells Newstalk ZB that the government's $0.50 minimum wage increase was a "missed opportunity".
Newstalk ZB news covered the strike on Friday of FIRST Union members who work for Kuehne + Nagel.
There's a call for an inquiry into the causes of truck accidents, following another fatality in a two truck crash near Kerikeri.
The truck drivers union is calling for tougher laws to protect drivers.
There are calls for tougher enforcement and penalties for employers who exploit migrant workers.
There's a call for the Government to follow Australia's lead in protecting truck drivers from fatigue.
Fifty truck drivers at Foodstuffs, the operators of supermarket chains Pak'nSave and New World, have lost their jobs.
The country's going through an unemployment crisis, according to workers' unions.
First Union workers at Fletcher Buildingâ s Crane Distribution site in Onehunga have walked off the job in a bid for higher pay.
One of the country's main unions is using Labour Day to remind workers of the threat to some of their rights.
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