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It’s Not Democracy; It’s Not Right

Friday, October 4, 2013

While APEC trade ministers meet in Bali this week, NZ celebrities have spoken out in a video this week urging kiwis to sign a petition demanding the New Zealand government release the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

TPPA is a trade, investment and economic integration agreement being negotiated in secret by 12 countries Asia-Pacific countries, including New Zealand, the United States, Malaysia, Japan and Mexico.

Working families are still struggling

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Working families are still struggling to make ends meet, despite a rise in incomes reported this morning.

Union stalwart retires

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Monday, July 1, 2013

FIRST Union Operations Manager Jennifer Francis has retired after many years of faithful work for the union.

Taking the union to the people

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Monday, July 1, 2013

When the CTU Runanga held its quarterly meeting in Gisborne in May this year it was all over the local news.

Kiwi celebs call for release of the TPPA text: video & petition

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Prominent New Zealand actors, musicians and media commentators are calling for the government to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Give Us a Break - the National Tea Break of Action

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

National's work rights law changes remove some of our most basic rights at work. 

They are even planning to take away workers’ guaranteed right to a tea break!

Thousands speak out against employment law reform

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Tens of thousands of union members have spoken out in recent weeks against the government’s proposals to cut away at our rights at work.

The Great New Zealand Employment Survey

Friday, August 9, 2013

Feeling frustrated or scared to voice your views in the workplace? The Great NZ Employment Survey allows employees (and managers) from around the country to anonymously have their say on what their workplace is really like.

Conducted by Clarian HR and Massey University, the survey closes next Monday. The survey is in its 5th year, and this year the focus is on organisational and individual resilience.

Rallies across the country defending the right privacy

Friday, August 2, 2013

Eleven rallies across the country were held last weekend to protest against the government’s proposed amendments to the information-gathering and surveillance powers.

At least two and a half thousand demonstrators marched down Queen Street in Auckland following speeches by lawyer Rodney Harrison, legal academic Jane Kelsey and internet mogul Kim Dotcom.

There were plenty of FIRST Union flags dotted amongst the crowd, as we consider the right to privacy a key component of the rights enjoyed by all New Zealanders, and should not be traded off.

Stop work meetings 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

4,969 FIRST Union members attended one of our 47 annual members meetings across the country over July and August.

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