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Retail bargaining news

Article Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012

FIRST Union members at some major retail chains are currently or have recently concluded bargaining with their employers.

New agreement at New Zealand Refining Company

Article Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012

Workers at New Zealand Refining Company at Marsden Point have a new two year employment agreement.

Better jobs at Progressive

Article Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A new collective agreement covering the four Progressive Enterprises Distribution Centres has limited the number of casual agency staff the company can use and created more permanent positions.  The agreement creates 51 new permanent jobs this year and limits the number of agency temps that can be used at any one time to 30 percent (previously was as high as 60-70 percent).

Migrant workers meeting in Auckland

Article Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The FIRST Union migrant workers network is co-hosting a meeting about a fair deal for migrant workers in a global economy this weekend.

The meeting is co-hosted with Migrante Aotearoa and will be held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, this Sunday 19 August from 1.30-3pm.

Stop work meetings a big success

Article Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FIRST Union members from around the country have been attending stop work meetings and discussing a range of important issues for our union.

New campaign launched to increase paid parental leave

Article Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2012

FIRST Union is part of a new campaign to extend paid parental leave, 26 for Babies, which launched at parliament this week with over 26 babies and toddlers.

Bus drivers back in pay talks this week

Article Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FIRST Union members at NZ Bus are back in negotiations this week, after 96.4% voted against the employer offer, which was for a 2.3% pay increase this November, and a further 2.3% in November 2013.

FIRST Union Transport and Logistics secretary Karl Andersen said that the drivers had given a clear mandate to the union to go back to NZ Bus and put the case for a better offer.

Wage talks coming up with Farmers

Article Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FIRST Union delegates will be meeting with Farmers to negotiate a new Collective Agreement in August, and claims meetings for members will take place in July.


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