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FIRST Union in the News

A drug test for kava requested by some NZ companies

Date of Release: 
07/05/2015

Jerome Mika, a senior organiser here at FIRST Union, spoke to Radio New Zealand opposing plans to test for kava as a drug. Workers in the South Island were told the substance would be tested for, but the companies involved vigorously denied what the workers said they told. It was later revealed that companies had requested kava test and technology could be developed to test for it. 

Dennis Maga on the Paul Henry Show

Date of Release: 
08/04/2015

Dennis Maga, a senior organiser here at FIRST Union and the co-ordinator of the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG), appeared on the Paul Henry show to discuss the exploitation of migrant workers at a number of Masala chains

 

Robert Reid on One News

Date of Release: 
01/04/2015

After Cotton On proposed a clause in collective agreement negotiations which could have seen rest and meal breaks taken away from workers  at the companies Auckland distribution centre, Robert Reid appeared on One News to explain what was happening and why it was wrong

 

 

The faster growing economy bolsters corporate profits

Date of Release: 
06/03/2014

More on banks profits this morning. 

Radio NZ's Economics Editor looked more generally at how company profits aren't getting anywhere near their workers. 

Mill workers 'fingers crossed'

Date of Release: 
06/03/2014

On Monday it was announced that wood processor Southern Cross Forest Products had gone into receivership.

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