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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.




Tairawhiti Infrastructure Workers Face an Uncertain Future

Date of Release: 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Re-tendering roading and broadband contracts in the Gisborne region puts more than 300 infrastructure workers in limbo says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.

Business numbers rise while unemployment remains high

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand reveal almost 500,000 businesses are operating in New Zealand, an all-time high. However General Secretary of the FIRST Union Robert Reid says record business growth is not translating to record employment growth.


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