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Workers hopeful of cross-party action on aged care issues

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012 - 16:20

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union: Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) are hopeful that quality care for older New Zealanders is a step closer today, after a successful select committee presentation.

It's official - the working poor just got poorer - SFWU

Thursday, 4 October, 2012 - 12:51

"Statistics NZ figures showing near-record low increases in hourly rates will be no surprise to the country’s lowest earners," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall. "They are a growing group of working poor and they just got poorer."

Lift low pay to address child poverty

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 14:15

The union representing some of New Zealand’s lowest paid workers has welcomed the Children’s Commissioner’s expert advisory group’s report on child poverty, but says lifting New Zealand’s low pay rates must be part of the solution.

MPs back their cleaners' pay claim - SFWU

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 12:40

Parliamentary cleaners now have the backing of those who benefit most from their hard work - the MPs whose offices they clean between midnight and 6am.

Carers shouldn't have to strike for $14 per hour - CTU

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 - 16:34

CTU supports members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota (SFWU), who are taking strike action seeking a fair wage increase from Aranui Home and Hospital, says CTU President Helen Kelly.

Slave wages cause rest home workers to strike

Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 15:59

Close to 70 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) employed at Aranui Home and Hospital start three days of industrial action on Tuesday 17 July.

Clean up of cowboy security industry needed

Friday, 22 June, 2012 - 09:49

The union representing security guards has called for a clean-up in the industry following the news that the Department of Labour is to prosecute over the death of a security guard on a Fulton Hogan worksite.

Oceania rest home dispute settles

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 - 10:06

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union today announced the settlement of a nine-month pay dispute with the Oceania rest home group.

Oceania rest home dispute settles

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 - 07:37

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union today announced the settlement of a nine-month pay dispute with the Oceania rest home group.

ILO gets message on NZ low pay

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 09:53

Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) National Secretary John Ryall told ILO delegates yesterday that low paid workers in New Zealand are increasingly struggling and planned Government changes to our labour laws will make things worse.