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Bunnings under fire for using volunteer labour

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John Campbell spoke with Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay about the ethics of paying volunteers less than the minimum wage to do work that workers usually perform. Bunnings Lyall Bay has been guilty of doing just that. 

"Bunnings workers suspended over apron actions"

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After Bunnings workers were suspended from work for removing their branded aprons in a small scale strike, John Campebll from Checkpoint went out to the Mt Roskill store to speak with some of the workers affected. 

"Are unions winning?"

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FIRST Union president Syd Keepa appeared on Waatea 5th Estate to answer the question: are unions winning? 

"We've had enough" - workers protest wage gap

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TVNZ's Megan Martin reports from Invercargill where FIRST Union members at Pak'n Save are fighting for equal pay with their colleagues in unionised North Island supermarkets.  

"We still have starvation wages in New Zealand"

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General Secretary Robert Reid tells Newstalk ZB that the government's $0.50 minimum wage increase was a "missed opportunity". 


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