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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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E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue” – E tū

Source: Etu Union The union, E tū says the announcement of job losses at Nestle’s factory at Wiri in Auckland has come as a “bolt from the blue”. The union has about 200 members at the plant, where up to 55 workers could lose their jobs after Nestle reached a provisional agreement to sell its […]

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$21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on $21,000 ERA win for Gateway Trust member – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed a decision by the Employment Relations Authority that the sacking of its member, Caro McFadden by Nelson’s Gateway Trust was unjustified. The Authority awarded Caro a total of $21,594.00 – including $6594.49 for lost wages and holiday pay, as well as $15,000 for humiliation, loss of dignity and […]

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Families package to benefit members – E tū

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Families package to benefit members – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says thousands of its members are expected to benefit from the Government’s Families Package, which comes into effect today. The package includes: widening eligibility for key benefits including Working for Families which will increase for many wider access to the Accommodation supplement and an increase for eligible people in expensive […]

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Equal Pay Celebration Day for support workers – E tū

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal Pay Celebration Day for support workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū care and support members are celebrating a second substantial pay rise today. The increase comes a year after the equal pay settlement which followed the historic settlement of the court case taken by E tū and aged care member, Kristine Bartlett. The settlement includes a series of annual pay rises […]

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E tū awaits detail on migrant workers initiative – E tū

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū awaits detail on migrant workers initiative – E tū

Source: Etu Union The construction union, E tū says it is awaiting the detail of plans to expedite the employment by local building firms, of skilled construction workers from overseas. The Government says the plan will favour firms with good work practices and a commitment to hiring local workers. There will also be specific rules […]

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E tū “deeply relieved” after flight NZ5018 lands safely – E tū

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū “deeply relieved” after flight NZ5018 lands safely – E tū

Source: Etu Union A rare and frightening aviation emergency has ended with crew and passengers safe, after Air New Zealand flight NZ5018’s engine malfunctioned mid-flight. The engine failure happened shortly after the Napier-Auckland flight took off this afternoon. It touched down safely shortly after. E tū Head of Aviation Anita Rosentreter has been monitoring the […]

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Equal pay for mental health support workers – E tū

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal pay for mental health support workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union Mental health and addiction support workers have been rewarded for their patience – with their long fight for equal pay finally over. The Government has confirmed the care and support settlement will be extended to these workers. An estimated 5000 workers will get a pay rise, backdated to 1 July 2017, the […]

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E tū awaits Living Wage for Govt contract workers – E tū

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū awaits Living Wage for Govt contract workers – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the Government’s decision to move all directly employed workers in the core public service to a wage rate of at least $20.55 – the 2018 Living Wage. However, the union says the Living Wage needs to be extended to contract workers who also work in the core public […]

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