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Stopwork meetings as Oceania industrial action escalates

Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 11:58

Staff at Oceania rest homes around the country will decide at stopwork meetings on Wednesday whether to extend their nine-month industrial dispute.

Quality of care questioned in Oceania strike

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 12:43

As hundreds of rest home workers across the country take strike action today for a fair pay rise the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union are raising questions about the quality of care delivered to residents during the strike.

Oceania strike action continues

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 12:54

Around 1500 Caregivers, nurses and service workers who are members of the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) and New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will escalate their strike action tomorrow - Wednesday, 7 March.

Oceania care workers step up strike action

Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 16:27

Following failed mediation earlier today, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) announced a further round of strike action involving up to 1500 Oceania workers to take place this Wednesday, 7 March.

Govt response won't fix fishing industry - SFWU

Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 16:34

"The Government's response to the report from the inquiry into Foreign Charter Vessels won't fix the fishing industry and is a lost opportunity," Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota spokesperson Neville Donaldson said today.

Workers shouldn't have to picket for fair pay

Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 14:30

"Workers' shouldn't have to strike for a living wage, says Louisa Wall, Labour's MP for Manurewa.

"Unfortunately, taking to the streets seems to be the only way workers can draw attention to their plight," Louisa Wall said.

Green MPs on picket line to support aged care workers

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 16:07

Green Party MPs Denise Roche and Catherine Delahunty will be joining the picket line tomorrow morning to support workers in the aged care sector employed by rest home chain, Oceania Group.

CTU Supports fair share for nurses

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 14:33

CTU President Helen Kelly said today that the CTU supports members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Ng� Ringa Tota (SFWU), who are going on strike tomorrow seeking a fair wage increase from Oceania.

Hundreds of aged care workers to hit the streets tomorrow

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 10:21

Up to 1500 caregivers, nurses and service workers employed by New Zealand's largest rest home chain, Oceania, will walk off the job tomorrow morning (Thursday 1 March) at 8.30am in the first of a series of strikes.

Poverty pay makes vulnerable children and families - SFWU

Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 17:49

"Hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children will be vulnerable as long as the lowest paid workers do not earn a living wage," said Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota National Secretary John Ryall today.