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...