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Bunnings under fire for using volunteer labour

Date of Release: 
18/03/2016

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"

Date of Release: 
15/03/2016

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?"

Date of Release: 
14/03/2016

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

Date of Release: 
07/03/2016

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"

Date of Release: 
03/03/2016

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

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