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Labour law changes 'will increase poverty and inequality'

Friday, 26 April, 2013 - 12:55

"The Government’s proposed changes to labour laws are mean-minded and will increase poverty and inequality in New Zealand," said John Ryall, National Secretary of the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota today.

Case 'strong message to employers' about union discrimination

Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 19:15

The Public Service Association and the Service and Food Workers Union have won a landmark case against a charitable trust which deliberately discriminated against its union employees.

Out of touch govt condemns low paid workers to poverty - SFWU

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 12:55

While the Prime Minister pocketed an extra $150 a week in December's pay rise, New Zealand's lowest paid workers will get a miserable $10 increase if they are lucky enough to get a full week's work.

Committee gives care staff 'slap in face'

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 11:45

The Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) said today the Parliamentary Health Select Committee has given residential aged care staff a slap in the face after the committee failed to take action on the concern of over ten thousand petitioners.

Aged care health workers 'ignored' by National

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 - 16:31

The National Government has blocked an attempt to fix serious problems in aged care by refusing to intervene, Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said today.

Govt response to issues in aged care 'patronising'

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 - 14:43

The Health Select Committee has released its report on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) petition calling for proper funding of the aged care sector.

Low-wage families need new housing policies

Thursday, 24 January, 2013 - 12:17

The Service and Food Workers Union has strongly backed the Green Party housing initiatives announced today.

Union challenges non-payment of travel time

Sunday, 25 November, 2012 - 09:44

One year after winning the historic case for payment of sleepovers for disability support workers, the Service and Food Workers Union has filed another landmark case.

Pay woes affect cleaners and caretakers too

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 - 12:13

It’s not only teachers’ pay that has been plagued with problems since the Ministry of Education’s $30 million Novopay system was introduced in August, the Service and Food Workers Union said today.

Govt strips employment rights from most vulnerable - SFWU

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 14:03

"The National-led Government has just stripped away the rights of New Zealand’s most vulnerable workers by removing the much-needed protections of Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act," said Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota National Secretary John Ryall today.