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Fletcher Crane workers on strike for better pay

Article Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012

FIRST Union members at Crane Distribution NZ in Onehunga have taken strike action this week in support of a better pay offer.

FIRST Union women leading the way

Article Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012

35 FIRST Union delegates met before the main conference for an inspiring and educational women's conference.

Decent work focus for union conference

Article Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012

Achieving good jobs and decent lives for workers was the organising call for delegates attending the FIRST Union conference this week. The union has a four year plan centred on achieving decent work and a decent life, General Secretary Robert Reid said.

Time to take action on poverty and inequality

Article Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012

The FIRST Union Conference learned a great deal about the widening gap between rich and poor in New Zealand and what we can all do about it, with a panel discussion on poverty and inequality

FIRST Union supports anti-TPPA campaign

Article Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FIRST Union is supporting a new campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), "It's Our Future."

The New Zealand government is negotiating this international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.

Westpac staff – pledging to do their bit

Article Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2012

FIRST Union members at Westpac are pledging to do their bit to help improve things at the bank in the lead up to bargaining.

The pledge promises that members will work with their colleagues to fix what’s wrong with Westpac, particularly stressful and bullying management around sales targets. Westpac can afford to be a good employer but needs to do more to make the grade.

FIRST Union support for Campbell Live child poverty campaign

Article Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012

FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid has written to broadcaster John Campbell and congratulated his show and TV3 for taking up the issues of inequality and child poverty.

300,000 jobs lost while banks rake in billions

Article Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2012

UNI Global Union, of which FIRST Union is a member, released a report this week that shows since the beginning of the financial crisis over 300,360 jobs have been lost in the finance sector in 18 countries (UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Romania, Moldavia, Greece, Ireland, Australia, India and the US).

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