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Check out the latest news below from our members at Kmart.

Difficult bargaining in retail chains

Article Date: 
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.

Improvement for casuals at Kmart

Article Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Concerns over the high use of casual workers at Kmart have been addressed at collective bargaining through the introduction of a new role – that of a permanent part time flexi worker who has no fixed hours but is guaranteed no less than two five hour shifts per week.

Kmart’s turnaround on Bangladesh safety welcomed

Date of Release: 
Friday, June 7, 2013

The union representing retail and clothing workers in New Zealand has welcomed Kmart’s decision to now support a global accord on safety for Bangladesh workers.

NZ shops flooded with cheap clothing

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Most New Zealand chains are yet to join the accord to promote safer conditions for factory workers overseas.

Kmart NZ can do better for Bangladesh workers

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kmart New Zealand’s refusal to join other big retailers and fashion brands in committing to a new safety accord for Bangladesh clothing workers is very disappointing, FIRST Union said today.


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