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Transport & Logistics

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.

Transport & Logistics Workers FIRST!

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

Karl Andersen on double crewing all ambulances

Date of Release: 
29/02/2016

Double crewing ambulances saves lives, as Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen explains to the New Zealand Herald. 

Karl Andersen on the Auckland bus drivers' strike

Date of Release: 
19/02/2016

Karl Andersen, our Transport and Logistics Secretary, appeared on the Paul Henry Show to explain why bus drivers are striking across Auckland - and why much of the blame can be sheeted home to Auckland Transport. 

 

Linfox workers strike as managers start work

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Linfox workers strike as managers start work on the distribution centre floor

Karl Andersen on dodgy labour hire practices

Date of Release: 
27/10/2015

Here's our Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen calling for an urgent inquiry into the explotation of workers in labour hire industry.

Union calls for government investigation into dodgy labour hire practices

Date of Release: 
Monday, October 26, 2015

Calls are growing for Employment Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse to urgently audit labour hire companies as reports emerge of exploitation and non-compliance.  

“Labour hire is common practice in the logistics industry,” says FIRST Union Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen.

“Through our Logistics Workers’ Network we’re receiving alarming reports of employment law breaches.”

“Workers have come to us with evidence that some labour hire companies are not paying public holiday rates or sick leave.”

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