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Workers to picket Sistema – E tū

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Workers to picket Sistema – E tū

Source: Etu Union From 5am to 9am tomorrow, Sistema E tū members and supporters will picket outside the plant to highlight problems caused by Sistema’s low pay and poor working conditions. There will also be a sausage sizzle, with other workers and members of community groups also attending to show their support. Most workers at […]

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Open letter presented to Sistema CEO – E tū

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Open letter presented to Sistema CEO – E tū

Source: Etu Union At midday today, Sistema workers, together with community leaders and local and national politicians will present Sistema CEO Drew Muirhead with thousands of open letters, urging the company to improve the pay and conditions of its workers. E tū says it’s a strong message from the public to Sistema, which the union […]

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Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Blue Star workers on strike! – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Blue Star Group’s four print shops are on a 24-hour strike today, which began at 12:01am this morning. The workers are taking industrial action after months of very little progress in their employment agreement negotiations. Their agreement expired last year. Blue Star won’t budge on several unreasonable demands, […]

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Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour Inspectorate Chorus report alarming but not surprising – E tū

Source: Etu Union A report released today by the Labour Inspectorate at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed how bad the UFB fibre roll-out has been for workers employed by Chorus sub-contractors. An MBIE investigation into the industry found that 73 of the 75 Auckland-based sub-contractors investigated had breached minimum employment standards. […]

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Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Huhtamaki job losses devastating blow – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says the loss of 128 jobs at the Huhtamaki factory in Henderson is a devastating blow for workers there. Union Lead Organiser, Alvin Livingstone says E tū has 150 members at the packaging plant, who have yet to learn who will stay and who will go, with workers experiencing a […]

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E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes construction initiatives – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says it is supportive of new government initiatives to bolster recruitment and training in the construction industry. The initiatives, announced in Auckland today, also include new visa rules to make it easier to employ skilled migrants for specific projects. E tū Industry Coordinator, Ron Angel says the plan means the […]

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E tū welcomes High Court ruling on steel dumping – E tū

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes High Court ruling on steel dumping – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says its support for NZ Steel’s complaint of steel-dumping by China has been vindicated by a High Court ruling directing MBIE to reinvestigate. NZ Steel claimed Chinese producers of galvanised steel coil were heavily subsidised by the Chinese government and this negatively affected its business. However, in a decision last […]

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E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the introduction to parliament today of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which the union believes will ease the way for women pursuing equal pay claims. Government Ministers, Eugenie Sage and Iain Lees-Galloway announced the new bill at a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment at parliament by union women to […]

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Nearly 900 to strike at BlueScope steel mills – E tū

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nearly 900 to strike at BlueScope steel mills – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for a second time for 24 hours, from 7am on Wednesday, 19 September in protest over 6 months of stalled pay talks. The strike affects about 120 members at Pacific Steel’s rolling mill and wire mill. Also, at 7am on Wednesday, […]

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Second strike at OceaniaGold Waihi mine – E tū

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Second strike at OceaniaGold Waihi mine – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers at OceaniaGold in Waihi will be on strike again this weekend, as the company continues to refuse a fair deal for the workers. On Monday, workers at OceanaGold’s underground mine at Waihi voted unanimously for a second 48-hour strike, beginning at 7.15pm on Saturday, which will go ahead now that the […]

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E tū reaches settlement with Maori TV – E tū

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū reaches settlement with Maori TV – E tū

Source: Etu Union JOINT STATEMENT Māori Television and E tū have reached a settlement that reflects the expectations of both parties. Māori Television looks forward to working alongside the E tū union in responding to future challenges and opportunities. ENDS For more info and comment: E tū, Joe Gallagher (027) 5910015 Māori Television, Rick Osborne […]

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Strike at OceanaGold Waihi mine – E tū

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at OceanaGold Waihi mine – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers at OceanaGold’s Waihi underground mine will walk off the job for 48 hours on Saturday in support of their pay claims. The 90 members will strike from 7.15pm on Saturday until 7.15pm on Monday. The strike is the first of a series of planned stoppages over the coming weeks. OceanaGold has […]

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Statement on detention of TVNZ’s Barbara Dreaver – E tū

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Statement on detention of TVNZ’s Barbara Dreaver – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū stands alongside TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver who was detained by police in Nauru earlier this week. Barbara also had her credentials to cover the Pacific Islands Forum revoked. She was released after a few hours and then had her credentials restored. Her crime? Doing her job as a journalist. […]

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Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

Source: Etu Union Low pay and poor housing have emerged as critical issues in a report commissioned by E tū on the experiences of migrant workers. The report has been released today at events in Auckland and Christchurch. The research, which was funded by the Industrial Relations Fund, records the experiences of mostly Filipino construction […]

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Fed up Gateway mental health workers to strike – E tū

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fed up Gateway mental health workers to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union Mental health workers at Nelson-based Gateway Trust will walk off the job on Tuesday, 21 August to protest years of delays in sorting out new employment conditions. Two strike notices have been issued. The first is for the stoppage on Tuesday for one hour, from 3pm to 4pm, when members will be […]

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Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at Pacific Steel – E tū

Source: Etu Union Members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, 15 August. Members will walk off the job from 7am in protest over the break down in their pay talks. An overtime ban has been in place at the Otahuhu site since Friday. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe […]

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New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. The new policy will help get young Kiwis into apprenticeships by subsidising wages paid to 18-24 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months […]

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Maori TV members strike today – E tū

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Maori TV members strike today – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Maori TV are on strike as of 6am this morning for 24 hours. The members will be picketing this morning outside Maori TV’s South Auckland studios from 10 am. The strike follows the failure of the company to settle members’ Collective Agreement, after talks last Thursday collapsed. “We […]

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E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū demands action over AFFCO boiler – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is sounding the alarm over a second incident involving the boiler at AFFCO’s Moerewa meat works, which was involved in an incident earlier this month, resulting in a boilerman being seriously injured. The man is being treated for serious burns in Middlemore Hospital. E tū organiser, Annie Tothill says workers […]

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Strike at Maori TV – E tū

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at Maori TV – E tū

Source: Etu Union Union members at Maori TV will walk off the job for 24 hours on August 8 in protest over the TV channel’s unfair and discriminatory treatment. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the action follows months of delays by MTV in addressing members’ pay claims, with the company telling the union […]

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