Posts tagged "FIRST Union"

Here’s why no-one wants to plant trees for $400 a day

[21 January/Stuff] Recent reports that there is a shortage of people to plant the trees required by the Government’s one billion trees programmes reflect a view amongst many New Zealanders that it is not worth taking on casual roles according to worker advocates. Pay rates in the North Island are up to 60c a tree,...

Tomato growers plan 24-hour strike in pursuit of living wage

[23 September/Stuff] New Zealand tomato growers will strike for 24 hours to protest low pay. The union representing the growers, First Union, said more than 100 growers and distribution and logistics employees at T&G Global would protest. Its lead organiser, Denise Roche, said the action was in protest of low pay and its refusal to...

Goodman Fielder confirms 120 jobs to go in Hamilton closure

 [10 February/ NZ Herald] FIRST Union said that the loss of more than 120 jobs at the Huttons/Kiwi Bacon factory in Frankton were confirmed by Goodman Fielder. FIRST Union secretary Robert Reid said that the union representing 96 of the staff affected will work with the company and Government agencies to ensure workers receive full...