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Determination pays off at Rockgas

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When workers at Contact Energy owned Rockgas asked their bosses to bring their pay up to industry standards they made no progress.

Tachikawa mill closed

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rotorua based timber mill Kachikawa Forest Products has been put into receivership and its 120 workers have lost their jobs.

Difficult bargaining in retail chains

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bargaining in most of the major retail chains this year has been protracted and stressful for members according to FIRST Union Retail Sector Secretary Maxine Gay.

Hosking Haulage drivers join FIRST

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The drivers at Rotorua based Hosking Haulage have just negoitiated their first collective agreement.

Under Pressure: Insecure work in New Zealand

Article Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Insecure and precarious work is growing - at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people – are in insecure work.

Working families are still struggling

Article Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

Working families are still struggling to make ends meet, despite a rise in incomes reported this morning.

Kiwi celebs call for release of the TPPA text: video & petition

Article Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Prominent New Zealand actors, musicians and media commentators are calling for the government to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Give Us a Break - the National Tea Break of Action

Article Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013

National's work rights law changes remove some of our most basic rights at work. 

They are even planning to take away workers’ guaranteed right to a tea break!

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