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Protections for all contractors needed

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have released a discussion document entitled Better protections for contractors . “Working people are pleased that the Government is taking active steps to address how independent contractors … Read more »

Bread Back for Christmas – Baking Strike Over

Press Release – George Weston Foods

Auckland, 13 December 2019 George Weston Foods has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with members of the Northern Collective Union, and that the union has withdrawn its strike notice. Read more »

Council votes to intervene on NZ Bus driver suspensions

Press Release – FIRST Union

Today, at a meeting of Auckland Councils Governing Body, councillors voted unanimously for a series of resolutions that will require greater direct involvement in resolving the ongoing dispute between unions and NZ Bus from Auckland Transport and the Minister … Read more »

Christmas on a 1.6% pay offer

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union Read more »

Karen O’Leary stars in new early childhood fair pay video

Press Release – NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched a new video campaign to get the public behind fixing the huge pay gap between qualified early childhood teachers and other teachers. The video features Karen O’Leary, early childhood teacher and star of Wellington Paranormal. Read more »

Mediation fails: Woburn Masonic members to strike

Press Release – E tu

E t members at Woburn Masonic Village have likened their rosters to zero-hour contracts ahead of strike action from tomorrow in support of a collective agreement. Read more »

Nationwide protest marks beginning of Cotton On strike

Press Release – FIRST Union

Over 300 FIRST Union members at Cotton On throughout New Zealand will be beginning nationwide strike action this Friday in major centres, protesting the companys refusal to provide a living wage to retail and distribution centre workers – or even … Read more »

Merry-Go-Round Of Strike Action Needs To Stop

Press Release – Go Bus

Bus rides will NOT be free on Go Bus services in south and east Auckland Read more »

Last-ditch talks ahead of Woburn Masonic strike

Press Release – E tu

E t care and support members at Wellington residential care home, Woburn Masonic Village head into mediation on Thursday, in a last-ditch effort to conclude collective agreement negotiations ahead of planned strike action next week. Read more »

Last-ditch talks ahead of Woburn Masonic strike

Press Release – E tu

E t care and support members at Wellington residential care home, Woburn Masonic Village head into mediation on Thursday, in a last-ditch effort to conclude collective agreement negotiations ahead of planned strike action next week. Read more »

In-work poverty symptomatic of economic injustice

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

A report on in-work poverty published this week by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is a reminder that a fair pay is an absolute prerequisite to making progress on many of our countrys chronic social challenges. Read more »

Fair Pay proposals too flawed to proceed

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (26 November 2019): The Government must halt its plans to introduce fair pay agreements or face harming workers, consumers, the unemployed and the wider economy says public policy think tank, The New Zealand Initiative. Read more »

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