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The Christchurch tragedy – E tū

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on The Christchurch tragedy – E tū

Source: Etu Union Dear E tū members, We have returned to work this week under the sorrowful shadow of a great and unjust tragedy. On behalf of all E tū members I express my respect and support to all of our many Muslim and migrant members and your families. We are proud of what you […]

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IDEA Services care workers to strike 1 April – E tū

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on IDEA Services care workers to strike 1 April – E tū

Source: Etu Union Three thousand care and support workers employed by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, have voted to strike on 1 April. E tū industry co-ordinator Alastair Duncan says members voted overwhelmingly to strike after five months of challenging bargaining, during which IDEA has failed to respond positively to key workforce and […]

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Care home staff shortages critical – E tū

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Care home staff shortages critical – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says staffing in aged care is inadequate and frequently unsafe for residents and carers. An E tū/NZNO survey of 1200 caregivers reveals just one in ten staff believed their rest homes were sufficiently staffed to provide quality care. Most report cares were missed on most if not all shifts as […]

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Second strike tomorrow at Fuji Xerox – E tū

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Second strike tomorrow at Fuji Xerox – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Fuji Xerox have voted to strike for a second day following a successful day of action today. The 50 members in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin will walk off the job again tomorrow from 7.30am to 4.30pm. E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the members have chosen […]

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OCS/DHB service workers’ strikes cancelled – E tū

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on OCS/DHB service workers’ strikes cancelled – E tū

Source: Etu Union The strikes scheduled for tomorrow by OCS contracted service workers at Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa DHBs have been cancelled. This follows agreement between E tū and OCS on the proposed terms and conditions of a new collective agreement for the workers, which is based on the DHB Multi-Employer Collective Agreement, or MECA, […]

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Strike at Fuji Xerox – E tū

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike at Fuji Xerox – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members at Fuji Xerox offices around the country will take strike action today (Monday, 25 February) in support of a decent pay offer. The strike will affect the company’s four sites in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin with members walking off the job from 8.30am until 4.30pm. E tū Industry […]

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Fair tax proposal will benefit workers – E tū

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fair tax proposal will benefit workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū supports the report released by the Tax Working Group today, which proposes changes to the tax system, including a capital gains tax. Assistant National Secretary John Ryall says that the proposals would clearly make the tax system fairer. “It’s unreasonable for workers to pay tax on every hour on the […]

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Changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill – E tū

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says without key changes to the Equal Pay Amendment bill, few women will be able to successfully pursue an equal pay claim. E tū Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall appeared before today’s Workforce and Education Select Committee hearing on the bill, together with E tū delegate, Marianne Bishop. John says […]

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Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists says it’s disturbing that the Asia Pacific region has once again been named as the deadliest region for journalists. The 2018 annual Killed List, released by the International Federation of Journalists and now in its 29th year, records the deaths of 95 journalists and media workers. […]

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E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says job cuts affecting 11 technicians who service Chorus’s copper network in Northland may be the start of sweeping changes to the way the network is maintained. The job cuts were announced today and E tū understands Visionstream, which is contracted by Chorus to run the Northland network is set […]

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IDEA members to vote on strike action – E tū

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on IDEA members to vote on strike action – E tū

Source: Etu Union IDEA support and administration member are meeting this month in a series of nationwide meetings to vote on possible industrial action. Nearly 3000 union members are eligible to attend the meetings which will receive an update on the negotiations which started in December. The strike vote comes after IDEA pushed for cuts […]

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DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on DHB OCS workers vote to strike – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū members employed by hospital contractor, OCS have voted to strike over the company’s failure to agree the same pay deal for them as directly employed DHB workers covered by the new DHB MECA, settled just before Christmas. The affected members, who work at Hawkes Bay DHB and Wairarapa DHB voted […]

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Westpac leads the pack – E tū

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Westpac leads the pack – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū congratulates Westpac for becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. Westpac is the first bank to become a Living Wage bank, following other large corporates like Vector and AMP. While the bank’s directly employed staff are not affected, the workers employed by contractors will be getting a big pay bump as […]

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Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Next step for Fair Pay Agreements – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the largest private sector trade union in New Zealand, is pleased with the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement working group, released today. The report includes strong arguments for the need to change the system to be fairer for workers. It explains how similar industry-wide bargaining systems have been crucial […]

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Working in high temperatures – E tū

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working in high temperatures – E tū

Source: Etu Union 29 January 2019 There are no legal limits as to what temperatures workers can safely work in. But your employers has a duty of care to provide a safe environment.  You also have rights with respect to this. If workers have reasonable grounds, they can refuse unsafe work but need to be […]

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Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E tū

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement. The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always […]

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Foundry workers out in the cold – E tū

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Foundry workers out in the cold – E tū

Source: Etu Union Workers employed by MFL Ltd (formerly Masport Foundry) in Auckland returned from their holiday this week to find they had no jobs, no wages, and no holiday pay. They were sent on their annual Christmas shut-down early and were told that they would be returning to work on 7 January. However, MFL […]

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E tū celebrates largest ever minimum wage increase – E tū

By   /  December 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 E tū celebrates largest ever minimum wage increase – E tū

Source: Etu Union The minimum wage is set to increase by $1.20 to $17.70 in April 2019 – the largest increase in the adult minimum wage in New Zealand history in dollar terms. This is the biggest leap yet towards the Coalition Government’s promise to increase the minimum wage to $20 by 2021. E tū […]

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E tū appalled by sudden closure of Masport – E tū

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū appalled by sudden closure of Masport – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says the union and its members at MFL Precision Foundries in Mt Wellington have been blind-sided by the receivership of the company. A manager yesterday notified the union of the receivership by phone, but so far there is no official confirmation, says Ron Angel, E tū Industry Coordinator. Meanwhile, he […]

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Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Etu, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Air NZ: We have a deal – E tū

Source: Etu Union After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. Talks concluded at Air NZ HQ at 10pm tonight. As a result, the three one-day strike notices on 21, 22, and 23 December have been lifted. The members core aims […]

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