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Putting Workers First

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.




Solomon Islands Devastated by Floods

Article Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Christian World Service has launched an appeal for the Solomon Islands after massive flooding caused extensive damage in Honiara and the province of Guadacanal, with the loss of 19 lives.

50 Years Strong , 100% Union

Article Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
Workers at New Zealands only oil refinery are celebrating 50 years since the gates first opened in 1964. The site has had 100% union membership from day one.

Economy is growing - but who is benefiting?

Article Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

“Yes, there is growth in the economy, but the big question now is who will benefit from it”, says Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg. 

Labour and Greens release forestry policies

Article Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

The election was announced last week, and its been good to see some policies released already.

Our union will be paying close attention to issues for workers in our five sectors - retail, transport & logistics, finance, textiles and wood.

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