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Oceania aged care workers strike to go ahead

Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 09:49

A national strike by caregivers, nurses and service workers at New Zealand's largest rest home chain, Oceania, will go ahead on Thursday 1 March after mediation talks on Friday failed to produce a solution.

Fishing inquiry 'must stand up for local jobs'

Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 10:35

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota sounded a warning today for the Inquiry into Foreign Charter Vessels, due to report back on Friday. The SFWU represents over 2,000 workers in the seafood industry.

Catching up with Aust just got harder - PSA

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:16

While New Zealand's community sector workers continue to struggle for decent wages, the same workers in Australia have just been awarded pay rises of 19 to 41 per cent, says the PSA.

Minimum wage leaves thousands in poverty

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 14:39

"The Government's announcement today that the minimum wage will rise by 50 cents an hour is a tragic disappointment for hard working families on the lowest rates," said Service and Food Workers Union national secretary John Ryall.

SFWU ready to work with Shearer-led Labour Party on living wage

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011 - 12:56

The Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota, which represents over 23,000 workers who cook, clean and care for New Zealanders is looking forward to working closely with the Labour Party in opposition.

Low paid aged care workers to hit the streets today

Monday, 12 December, 2011 - 10:28

There will be a mass walkout from sites from Whangarei to Dunedin by the staff of one of New Zealand's biggest aged care providers, Radius Residential, today from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Security guard union raises concerns

Monday, 21 November, 2011 - 16:57

The union representing 500 New Zealand security guards said today that questions need to be answered around the tragic death of Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal in Auckland on Thursday night.

DHB and unions sign historic productivity agreement

Tuesday, 15 November, 2011 - 11:46

An historic agreement has been signed between Counties Manukau District Health Board and three unions - the PSA, NZNO and SFWU - to work together on a programme to improve services and up productivity.

Labour's fishing policy will bring back jobs - SFWU

Friday, 11 November, 2011 - 16:35

The union that represents over 2,000 workers in New Zealand's land-based fishing industry, The Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota, has welcomed Labour's fishing policy.

Wage settlement possible in Pact dispute

Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 15:01

The industrial dispute between the community support provider Pact and the two unions representing staff, the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota and NZ Public Service Association may be close to a resolution following court ordered mediation.