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ANZ workers take strike action on Christmas Eve

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ANZ workers from branches and contact centres around the country are on strike today in response to the bank’s refusal to bargain fairly, according to the bank workers’ union.

“They decided to take this action because they’re sick and tired of the bank’s approach to bargaining”, said FIRST Union organiser Tali Williams.

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Date of Release: 
Friday, October 31, 2014

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Date of Release: 
Friday, October 31, 2014

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today.

Bumper ANZ profits mean no excuse for insecure hours

Date of Release: 
Friday, October 31, 2014

A big rise in profits at New Zealand's largest bank needs to be reflected in a better pay offer and more security around hours of work, the bank workers’ union said today.

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.

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