Union Network of Migrants is a network of migrant workers within FIRST Union. FIRST UNEMIG is migrant led, non-profit and non-sectarian.
UNEMIG aims to protect the rights and welfare of migrant workers in New Zealand.
Often migrant workers are victims of under legal minimum wage pay, abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace. Now, UNEMIG can help you.
UNEMIG is for
UNEMIG give employment relation advice through the union’s Member Support Centre or migrant advocates. We represent members who are disadvantaged in their work such as below legal minimum labour standards, workplace bullying, discrimination. We also arrange for immigration advice (by appointment), assist migrants on human rights issues and economic trends affecting their employment situation. We refer migrants to relevant agencies as necessary.
We request settlement support for migrants. UNEMIG has a good working relationship with the settlement support coordinators and takes part in regular seminars for new migrants by providing employment relations information. We link migrant workers with migrant community organisations and campaign on various issues affecting migrant workers, unions and communities.
Migrant workers already belonging to FIRST Union and paying a FIRST Union fee can join UNEMIG for free. Other migrant workers may join UNEMIG at a fee of currently $2.50 per week.