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Courageous case highlights Govt inaction - Labour

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 - 10:53

The landmark equal pay case launched in the employment court yesterday highlights the Government’s 19th Century thinking on the value of work performed by women, say Labour MPs Sue Moroney and Darien Fenton.

Historic pay equity case for carers - CTU

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 - 08:54

This week marks a historic legal case for thousands of low-paid women workers says Helen Kelly, CTU President as the case for pay equity enters its second day in the Employment Court today.

Landmark equal pay case opens

Monday, 24 June, 2013 - 19:10

A landmark legal case affecting thousands of low-paid women workers commenced today in the Auckland Employment Court. The case will continue tomorrow and Wednesday.

Discrimination between aged care providers highlighted - NZACA

Sunday, 23 June, 2013 - 09:03

A High Court case set down for hearing in Auckland next week will highlight differences in government funding of private aged care providers and funding for caregivers in hospitals run by District Health Boards, the New Zealand Aged Care Association says.

Wellington Living Wage pledge welcomed by SFWU

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 - 17:41

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota has applauded Wellington City Council's decision today become a Living Wage Capital.

The Council agreed in principle today to becoming a Living Wage Council and will work on a plan to implement it.

Govt's brutal reminder of aim to lower wages - SFWU

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 16:41

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota has condemned the Government’s proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act, which will have their first reading in Parliament tonight.

Nurses in Schools 'a boost for low-income working families'

Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 11:25

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota supports the Green Party’s Nurses in Schools proposal, announced today.

Union applauds Hamilton City Council on living wage decision

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 15:24

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota has congratulated Hamilton City Councillors who have voted today to bring in a living wage over the next two years, but asked them to include the lowest paid in their workforce.

More evidence 'of a significant working poor' - SFWU

Monday, 20 May, 2013 - 12:35

"A report released by the Salvation Army today adds weight to the growing volume of evidence of a significant working poor who are slipping into poverty in our country," said Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota National Secretary John Ryall today.

Dementia funding 'too little and too late'

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 15:59

The Service and Food Workers Union says today’s announcement of an additional $70 million for aged care services in the 2013 Budget is too little too late.

"The $70 million short changes a sector desperate for a serious injection of funds," said SFWU age care leader Alastair Duncan.