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Gates closed on Hutton workers

Article Date: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Huttons/Kiwi Bacon brand of meat products , icons of the traditional Kiwi breakfast, is closing its gates with the loss of some 125 jobs. 

Solomon Islands Devastated by Floods

Article Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Christian World Service has launched an appeal for the Solomon Islands after massive flooding caused extensive damage in Honiara and the province of Guadacanal, with the loss of 19 lives.

50 Years Strong , 100% Union

Article Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
Workers at New Zealands only oil refinery are celebrating 50 years since the gates first opened in 1964. The site has had 100% union membership from day one.

Labour and Greens release forestry policies

Article Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

The election was announced last week, and its been good to see some policies released already.

Our union will be paying close attention to issues for workers in our five sectors - retail, transport & logistics, finance, textiles and wood.

Economy is growing - but who is benefiting?

Article Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

“Yes, there is growth in the economy, but the big question now is who will benefit from it”, says Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg. 

US Bank workers take their demands to Wall Street

Article Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bank worker representatives from across the world have gathered on Wall Street this Tuesday for a global day of action to campaign for better treatment of US bank workers, whose rights are being systematically undermined by some of the world's wealthiest employers.  

Tachikawa mill closed

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rotorua based timber mill Kachikawa Forest Products has been put into receivership and its 120 workers have lost their jobs.

Difficult bargaining in retail chains

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bargaining in most of the major retail chains this year has been protracted and stressful for members according to FIRST Union Retail Sector Secretary Maxine Gay.

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