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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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Workers must be consulted on home support changes – E tū

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Workers must be consulted on home support changes – E tū

Source: Etu Union Stability and certainty for home care workers and their clients must be central to any decisions made around service providers in the Wellington region, the PSA and E tū unions say. Capital and Coast DHB and Hutt Valley DHB are calling for tenders for home care support services, after calling time on […]

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Sistema CEO hiding from workers – E tū

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Sistema CEO hiding from workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union Sistema CEO Drew Muirhead has refused to meet with worker representatives to receive a petition signed by more than 300 Sistema workers. The petition reminds Sistema that its high productivity levels and product quality are due in large part to its workers, and in return they should be respected and rewarded with […]

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Strike! Taharoa workers have had enough – E tū

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strike! Taharoa workers have had enough – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū union members at Taharoa Ironsands mine have issued a strike notice today, as the company continues to refuse a fair deal for the workers. The industrial action will take effect from just after midnight on 24 August, and involves a complete ban on loading the iron slurry onto ships, meaning […]

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Mental health pay equity settlement signed – E tū

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mental health pay equity settlement signed – E tū

Source: Etu Union Around 5000 mental health and addiction support workers will be paid what they are worth, after the ground-breaking care and support settlement was extended to cover them. Health minister David Clark has signed the $173.5 million pay equity settlement, along with representatives from unions, providers and the Ministry of Health. “We’re really […]

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No relief at Sistema sweatshop – E tū

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on No relief at Sistema sweatshop – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says Sistema’s American owners are determined to preserve the sweatshop conditions established by former owner, Brendan Lindsay who sold the company for $660 million. The union has been in talks with this wealthy company, seeking better pay and conditions for its mainly migrant workers. But E tū advocate, Neville Donaldson […]

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LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory” – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū is welcoming the decision of the Court of Appeal to turn down an appeal application from global airline catering company LSG SkyChefs, cementing an important legal victory for New Zealand workers. Last year, the Employment Court ruled that hundreds of labour hire workers working in LSG SkyChef’s catering operation were […]

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