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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.

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. 

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.

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.  

Determination pays off at Rockgas

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When workers at Contact Energy owned Rockgas asked their bosses to bring their pay up to industry standards they made no progress.

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.

Hosking Haulage drivers join FIRST

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The drivers at Rotorua based Hosking Haulage have just negoitiated their first collective agreement.

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