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FCV decision provides employment opportunities

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 17:33

"The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota believes the decision released by the government today goes some way in addressing the issues and concerns over the operation of FCVs in the exclusive economic zone, and presents job opportunities," says SFWU Assistant National Secretary Neville

Meagre pay rises don't cut it for working poor

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 14:39

"Minuscule pay rises have little impact on the lowest paid workers in New Zealand who are increasingly slipping into poverty," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall today.

Living wage needed now, says union

Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 14:22

The union representing 23,000 of New Zealand's lowest paid workers has welcomed the political discussion on the need for a living wage.

ATM machines empty after ACM guards strike

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 08:10

Frustrated by the lack of progress in their new collective agreement negotiations, security members employed by Australian cash-in-transit company ACM (Armaguard Currency Management), are taking industrial action today (Tuesday,10 April).

Oceania staff cancel strikes

Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 13:36

"We're worried about our residents." Oceania staff cancel strikes.

Concern about the standards of care being provided to elderly residents in their absence has caused union members to cancel strike action planned for 11 and 12 April.

Time to talk about a living wage - SFWU

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012 - 18:57

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota has welcomed Labour MP Andrew Little's private member's bill lifting the minimum wage to $15, but says $15 is nowhere near enough to live on.

Industrial action spreads at Oceania

Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 12:57

Thirty Oceania run rest homes will take strike action this Thursday 5 April as the long-running pay dispute grows into heartland New Zealand.

Rest home strike grows

Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 13:08

The number of Oceania rest homes taking strike action to achieve a fair pay settlement has grown. Workers at eight more sites have voted to strike, bringing the total to number to 30.

Oceania strike action grows

Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 09:14

Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) employed by Oceania have voted to continue their industrial and community campaign for a fair share of aged care with "picket-nic's" (Auckland) and "Rally Rounds" (Palmerston North)

Oceania care workers vote for strike action

Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 09:47

Members of the Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) from Oceania rest homes around the country voted overwhelmingly yesterday to step up their campaign of industrial action.