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MembersThe National Distribution Union and Finsec joined forces on 1 October 2011 to form New Zealand’s newest union – FIRST Union. 

We are 27,000 workers in Finance, Industrial (Textile and Wood) Retail, Stores & Transport, who have come together to get a better deal at work.

If you’re not a member of the union, join today to win higher pay, better conditions and have more say at work.

Read the articles below to read about what's happening in FIRST Union, or click here to view all the latest news.

 

 

 

ANZ workers standing up for secure, reliable hours and better pay!

Article Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014
ANZ workers across the country stopped work today as part of a national strike, speaking out against bank proposals that would be highly disruptive to family life.

Unnecessary law changes more to do with ideology

Date of Release: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

The government’s employment law changes are simply ideological and are at odds with its approach in the related areas of health and safety and immigration law, FIRST Union said tonight.

Retail union celebrates reinstatement of worker wrongfully dismissed

Date of Release: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The retail union is celebrating the successful reinstatement of one of its members after the Employment Court found The Warehouse badly handled a letter from what the Court described as an “an irate customer whose mood had gone beyond irrationality.”

ANZ workers on strike tomorrow across New Zealand

Date of Release: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014

FIRST Union members from several ANZ locations across the country will be on strike tomorrow, speaking out against bank proposals that would be highly disruptive to family life.

ANZ workers vote for national strike

Date of Release: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

FIRST Union members at ANZ have voted for nationwide industrial action to protect job security at New Zealand’s wealthiest bank.

ANZ boss tops salary survey but wants to make bank jobs insecure

Date of Release: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

As ANZ workers vote on industrial action to protect job security at the country’s most profitable bank, ANZ’s chief has topped the list of CEO’s in the annual Business Herald executive pay survey, out today.

Bank profits rosy, so why is ANZ attempting to casualise its workforce?

Date of Release: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014

As banks celebrate their windfalls today, workers at ANZ are considering going on strike to protect job security at New Zealand’s most profitable bank.

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