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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.

Under Pressure: Insecure work in New Zealand

Article Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Insecure and precarious work is growing - at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people – are in insecure work.

Working families are still struggling

Article Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

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

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

Article Date: 
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).

Joining up pays off at Cardinal Logistics

Article Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Joining FIRST Union has paid off for the more than 50 workers who have signed up at Cardinal Logistics in Mangere over the last few months.

Give Us a Break - the National Tea Break of Action

Article Date: 
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!

New deal at Frucor

Article Date: 
Monday, September 2, 2013

Union members at Frucor have ratified a new three year collective agreement that gives pay increases of 2.5 per cent for the first year and 3 per cent a year for the following two years.

Packaging products goes union

Article Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Finding out one of their popular workmates had been laid off led workers at Lower Hutt company Packaging Products to join the union.

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