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Equal pay case gets bigger, more caregivers expected to join

Friday, 20 December, 2013 - 08:40

Unions representing thousands of aged care workers have begun legal proceedings under the Equal Pay Act against the countries’ major rest home chains. Unions claim that the very low pay endemic in the residential aged care sector is because of the gender of the workers in that sector.

58 jobs gone in Wellington as Unilever sends work to Aust

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 17:47

At a meeting late today, workers at Unilever’s washing powder factory in Petone were told that their jobs will likely be gone and the factory will close by 2015, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Living wage move must include lowest paid - SFWU

Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 05:00

The union representing many low paid contracted workers says councils seeking to implement a Living Wage should include their lowest paid workers, who are employed through contractors.

Jobs must be saved at Independent Fisheries - SFWU

Friday, 11 October, 2013 - 13:25

The union representing workers at Independent Fisheries has called on the National Government to back 200 workers at Independent Fisheries who are facing job loss with no redundancy.

Intervention in equity case 'no way to mark Suffrage Day'

Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 12:52

Reports today that the Minister of Labour may consider intervening in the recent historic pay equity victory for Kristine Bartlett and thousands of other low paid women workers is no way to mark 120 years of Women’s Suffrage, says CTU President Helen Kelly.

1200 rally for Fairness at Work in Chch

Thursday, 29 August, 2013 - 14:32

1200 workers rallied in Christchurch today to oppose the Government’s cuts to employment rights.

Workers unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for the Government to drop the law changes, which threaten to remove basic employment protections and reduce workers’ pay.

A great day for women: equal pay a step closer - NZNO

Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 11:35

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) congratulates Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota on their historic win in the Employment Court. Aotearoa New Zealand is now one step closer to achieving equal pay for men and women who do similar work.

Historic victory in pay equity case for carers

Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 11:07

CTU congratulates Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers Union, Nga Ringa Tota for the historic legal victory for thousands of low-paid women workers says Helen Kelly, CTU President.

'Huge step forward' for low-paid women workers

Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 20:07

A case taken by a Service and Food Workers Union member and long-time caregiver has resulted in a huge step forward for women workers.

Fishing industry workforce will lose out again - SFWU

Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 16:30

Workers in the land-based fishing industry will lose out again if proposed exemptions from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill go ahead, the Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota said today.