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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

Jared Abbott 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:

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.

Industrial action at Refining NZ over job security and health and safety

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Members of FIRST Union and the EPMU have given notice of a 48 hour strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery.

Bullet Freight workers laid-off

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

An estimated 200 employees of Bullet Freight Systems lost their jobs yesterday following the company going into receivership last Friday evening (4 July), according to FIRST Union.

Bullet Freight Systems is a nationwide logistics company with depots in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Northland petrol tanker drivers back at work

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Northland petroleum tanker drivers at Toll Carriers are back on the job after successfully achieving a collective agreement and pay rise.

Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Recent comments by Toll on an industry website would not stand up to independent scrutiny, says the drivers union.

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