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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.

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.

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. 

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Vote Fairness

On 26 November 2011 we all get to have our say in the General Election. Vote Fairness is our campaign to ensure everyone is enrolled and gets out to vote on the 26th – and that we all understand what’s at stake.

Pay Equity Challenge

FIRST Union is a member of the Pay Equity Challenge coalition - a broad coalition of community, employer, union, and academic groups who are committed to putting pay equity issues back on the Government’s, and New Zealand’s, agenda.

Media Releases

Families before commerce at Easter

Date of Release: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

The retail workers’ union has hit back at critics of New Zealand's modest Easter trading restrictions.

At Last: A Manufacturing Policy

Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

FIRST Union congratulates Labour on the release of its Manufacturing policy today.

85 more jobs killed by the NZ dollar - Christchurch textile firm in receivership

Date of Release: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

News that the high New Zealand dollar has claimed another textile firm has come as a huge shock to those affected, FIRST Union said on Saturday.

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