E tū union members at Māori Television are set to walk off the job after pay negotiations spanning nearly a year failed to reach an agreement. Twenty-three employees have told the state-owned channel's bosses they plan to strike. Those affected are production staff, researchers, and camera operators, whose collective bargaining agreements ceased in September last year, with talks ongoing since.
First Union representative Bill Bradford said Porirua Pak 'n Save workers deserve equal pay with supermarket workers across the street and around the country. "The workers at the Countdown across the street are getting nearly $2 an hour more than Pak 'n Save." "Bargaining has broken down and Porirua Pak 'n Save has no intention of keeping up with minimum wage," he claimed. "They've made an offer, it's not enough, we've been to mediation and now we're taking action." He goes on to say that the minimum wage movement of 3.4% is their bottom line.
E tū union leaders and manufacturing firms have reached an agreement in a cross-employer deal covering 600 workers at more than 80 firms.
Following all-day mediation between Aviation Security Services, the Public Service Association and E tū, a provisional agreement has been reached. The parties will now take some time to prepare the details, which will then go out to members of both unions for ratification. Unions will be recommending the agreement to members. Accordingly, Aviation Security Services will withdraw their lockout notices, and the unions will withdraw their strike notices and their injunction proceedings.
The Government facilitated working party between businesses, unions and the government has released recommendations for the equal pay case in the aged-care sector. Click the header link for further commentary on this outcome.
Workers at Napier's Pan Pac Mill have begun a 24-hour strike after rejecting the company's offer to settle a collective agreement. About 200 staff members from the FIRST Union and E tū, began a strike at, although some staff remained on board to safely shut down the mill for the night.
Airport security staff at Auckland and Wellington airports have issued a strike notice for rolling strikes from July 20th to July 27th, which the company has responded to with a lockout notice. Most AvSec staff are unionised - about 80-90 percent. The negotiations haven't resulted in a deal that E tū or the PSA are happy with - however NUPE has accepted the employer's second offer. For details of the offer, click the link above.
Wellington’s bus drivers have voted to continue their campaign to protect consumers, and current wages and working conditions, against service changes proposed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Around 300 drivers from Wellington City and Hutt Valley gathered to discuss their response to threats to local bus services at a stop work meeting. Drivers at the meeting voted unanimously in favour of industrial action if their campaign is not successful in maintaining their current conditions.
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