An important legal case can put a previously unknown individual into the spotlight and maybe even make them a household name. It can also be a way for one person to symbolise the experience of hundreds of thousands of others.
Young workers are joining the union in droves at the ANZ Australia Call Centre in Wellington.
On January 31 Summit Wool Spinners announced the closure of its Oamaru mill with the loss of 192 jobs.
“It’s the most ridiculous idea I’ve heard” said one laundry worker at Wellington hospital about the news that District Health Board wanted to close the laundry, with the loss of up to 40 jobs.
Six workers might not seem like enough to make an impact on a business’s operations through industrial action but the union members at Onehunga’s Crane Distribution can tell you otherwise.
Countdown workers’ wages are going up again, by 3 per cent.
In January the final instalment of a two year deal that saw wages rise by 10% in 4 stages was paid out to workers.
Union members get their payrise two months early.
Countdown Kilbirne worker Cheryl says it’s been good getting regular payrises and it makes workers feel valued.
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