Big profits at New Zealand’s banks show they have ample room in coming weeks to improve pay and bring in less stressful working conditions, the bank workers’ union said today.
The wood sector union is hopeful that jobs may be retained at a Dunedin based wood processing company.
The sale of Transpacific Industries Group’s New Zealand assets has come at a cost to some of its workers who are being made redundant, FIRST Union said today.
Goodman Fielder this morning confirmed the closure of its Hamilton Huttons / Kiwi Bacon factory with the loss of some 125 jobs according to FIRST Union which represents 96 of the workers.
The proposed closure of a Waikato food manufacturing facility has come as a shock and a surprise to workers and is being driven from Australia, the workers’ union says.
Workers at the Botany Downs Pak n Save supermarket will protest outside their workplace at 1.30 pm on Saturday December 7.
One week after being advised that any payment before Christmas was unlikely, the receivers of Tachikawa Forest Products have advised the union for former workers at the sawmill on Friday evening that a payment has now been confirmed.
Latest household income and expenditure figures show many New Zealand families are just keeping their heads above water, FIRST Union said today.
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