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T&LOver 8,000 workers in road transport, stores, warehousing and logistics come together in the Transport & Logistics sector of FIRST Union.

We have Industry Councils which drive the work of our union in Transport & Logistics

Karl Andersen is the Secretary of FIRST Union's Transport & Logistics sector.

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Check out the latest news below from our transport and logistics workers:

Marsden Point oil refinery announces spectacular half-year result amid low wage offer

Date of Release: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015

While the New Zealand Refining Company Limited posts a spectacular half-year profit, a union representing workers at the site is questioning whether a proposed 0.5% pay rise is all the company can afford.

“Despite announcing a healthy half-year result, the Marsden Point bargaining team is only offering workers a miserly 0.5 percent pay rise,” says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.

Karl Andersen on safety standards

Date of Release: 

Our Transport and Logistics Secretary, Karl Andersen, spoke to the New Zealand Herald about the urgent need for clear safety standards in the waste and rubbish collection industry. 

There have been 11 deaths in the industry since 2001.

Proposed bus rosters put passengers at risk – union

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The unions representing bus drivers have filed an urgent claim in the Employment Relations Authority as NZ Bus, a bus provider for Auckland Transport, refuses to meaningfully consult over proposed rosters which could lead to driver fatigue and increased risk for passengers says FIRST Union organiser Rudd Hughes.

“Auckland Transport is introducing new schedules on the 19th of July. NZ Bus claims that new rosters are needed to meet the new schedules, but the rosters NZ Bus are proposing will lead to driver fatigue and increased risks for passengers.”

Rest and meal breaks restored at Cotton On

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Workers from the Cotton On distribution centre are welcoming substantial improvements in wages and working conditions says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.

First use of the “tea break” law revealed

Date of Release: 
Monday, March 23, 2015

Cotton On, the Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand, has become one of the first companies to try and take advantage of the new “tea break” law says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.


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