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"We've had enough" - workers protest wage gap

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TVNZ's Megan Martin reports from Invercargill where FIRST Union members at Pak'n Save are fighting for equal pay with their colleagues in unionised North Island supermarkets.  

Stop ratting on Porirua

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Workers at Porirua PAK’nSAVE are inviting community supporters to join them this weekend at a picket outside the supermarket.

Union applauds NZ supermarkets’ stance on slavery

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The union representing retail workers applauds both New Zealand supermarket chains (Progressive Enterprises’ Countdown and Foodstuffs’ New World and Pak’n’Save) for taking a strong stance against alleged slave labour in global prawn supply chains.

A CoOL Policy

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

FIRST Union has congratulated Labour MP, Damien O’Connor, for introducing an amendment to the Food Bill that would see New Zealand introducing Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for all food sold in New Zealand.

Foodstuffs workers to picket Botany Pak n Save

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Workers at the Botany Downs Pak n Save supermarket will protest outside their workplace at 1.30 pm on Saturday December 7.

Difficult bargaining in retail chains

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bargaining in most of the major retail chains this year has been protracted and stressful for members according to FIRST Union Retail Sector Secretary Maxine Gay.

No more Pak n Slaves

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Monday, July 1, 2013

FIRST Union members in several Pak’nSave stores have had to stand firm to improve on nil pay offers and fight off determined efforts to reduce their conditions of employment.

20 cents wont pay the bills

Friday, August 16, 2013

FIRST Union members at Pak n Save Mangere took action last weekend for a decent pay rise.

Protest organisers said everybody has to eat, and so owning a Pak n Save is like having a license to print money. 

Pak n Save Mangere’s owner is getting wealthier off the back of the workers who do the long hard grind of stocking the shelves and serving the customers seven days a week, but the pay is so low they struggle to feed their families.

When they asked for a pay rise to help pay the bills he offered them a miserly 20 cents an hour.

Youth rates decried

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Supermarket staff are going back to the bargaining table following a workers' protest to prevent youth rates being introduced in their store.

Workers rally at Pak n Slave

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FIRST Union's Maxine Gay speaks on Radio NZ's Morning Report on Pak n Save's low wages.


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