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Big job losses worry union bosses

Date of Release: 
25/02/2013
First Union boss Robert Reid says the jobs situation will continue to worsen and he has been in talks with at least two large companies on the brink of receivership.

Crisis talks over Summit Wool redundancies

Date of Release: 
04/02/2013
There'll be crisis talks today over redundancy packages at the Summit Wool Spinners plant in Oamaru. Sharon Solomon works at the plant and is a delegate for First Union - she says they're still sorting out exit-details.

Polytechnic offering to retrain workers

Date of Release: 
06/02/2013

Sharon Solomon, an operator and delegate for First Union, said last week she was "pretty devastated.

Unions 'concerned' over payouts for some workers

Date of Release: 
09/02/2013

First Union and the EPMU are seeking legal advice as they are ''concerned'' over redundancy payments for some Summit Wool Spinners employees.

North's jobless rate down

Date of Release: 
11/02/2013
"Everything in Northland is in a holding pattern," First Union Northland organiser Garry Hetherington said.

Unemployment rate in city rises, report reveals

Date of Release: 
11/02/2013
Rotorua's First Union spokesman Rawiri Daniels said tough economic conditions had severely limited growth in local industries and cut into job opportunities.

Questions raised over job statistics

Date of Release: 
08/02/2013
Unions suggested that a drop in part-time work could be leading more people to leave the workforce.

Govt condemned over Pacific job losses

Date of Release: 
08/02/2013
Unions representing Pacific workers are condemning the loss of 15,600 Pacific jobs last year as unacceptable and an indictment on the Government.

Hawkes Bay's jobless rate falls in survey

Date of Release: 
08/02/2013
A union is warning that casualisation and limited working hours are causing havoc with local workers.

Unemployment stubbornly high

Date of Release: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Unemployment is stubbornly high and the government needs to face up to the country’s jobs crisis, FIRST Union said today.

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