FIRST is the union for workers in textiles and clothing, laundry and baking industries.
Paul Watson is the Textiles Sector Secretary of FIRST Union.
Check out the latest news below from our textile, clothing and baking workers:
An opposition inquiry into manufacturing has heard from workers who fear for their future in the sector.
First Union textiles secretary Paul Watson said both (Waitaki Mayor) Mr Familton and the union had been in contact with the ministry to seek funding for an additional support programme.
This week is Summit Wool Spinners' final week of operation. Workers are finishing this week, and await decisions from Godfrey Hirst owned Canterbury Spinners on the future of the plant.
First Union and the EPMU are seeking legal advice as they are ''concerned'' over redundancy payments for some Summit Wool Spinners employees.
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