1,600 workers make up FIRST Union's wood sector.
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Check out the latest news below from our Wood workers:
As Workers Memorial Day approaches this Sunday, a union in the wood sector is warning that little is being learned from the spate of deaths in our forests.
A campaign calling for an inquiry into health and safety in forestry stepped up a notch today with the launch of a "What Killed Ken Callow?" billboard on Auckland’s Khyber Pass.
The death of a young forestry worker near Rotorua has prompted a union leader to accuse forest owners of preventing unions from helping to promote safe working practices.
The wood sector union says that another fatality in forestry must serve as a wakeup call for better health and safety standards in the industry.
New Zealand’s forest exports are being put risk as the industry continues to drag the chain on a key aspect of its certification, a union for workers in the wood industries says.
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