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A history of Unite Union (Part 1 of 4)

4 Jun

(The following history was prepared as part of the contribution by Unite Union to the international fast food workers meeting in New York in early May. Unions officials and workers were fascinated by the story we were able to tell which in many ways was a prequel to the international campaign today.)

All four parts of this series can be downloaded as a single PDF file from here

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


Restaurant Brands delegates join Maritime Union picket, Auckland Wharf

 

By Mike Treen, Unite National Director

April 29, 2014

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, workers in New Zealand suffered a massive setback in their levels of union and social organisation and their living standards. A neo-liberal, Labour Government elected in 1984 began the assault and it was continued and deepened by a National Party government elected in 1990.

The “free trade”policies adopted by both Labour and the National Party led to massive factory closures. The entire car industry was eliminated and textile industries were closed. Other industries with traditionally strong union organisation such as the meat industry were restructured and thousands lost their jobs. Official unemployment reached 11.2% in the early 1990s. It was higher in real terms. Official unemployment for Maoris (who make up 14% of the population) was 30%, again higher in real terms. Working class communities were devastated.

The National Party government presided over a deep and long recession from 1990-1995 that was in part induced by its savage cuts to welfare spending and benefits. They also introduced a vicious anti-union law. When the Employment Contracts Act was made law on May Day 1990, every single worker covered by a collective agreement was put onto an individual employment agreement identical to the terms of their previous collective. In order for the union to continue to negotiate on your behalf, you had to sign an individual authorisation. It was very difficult for some unions to manage that. Many were eliminated overnight. Voluntary unionism was introduced and closed shops were outlawed. All of the legal wage protections which stipulated breaks, overtime rates, Sunday rates and so on, went. Minimum legal conditions were now very limited – three weeks holiday and five days sick leave was about the lot. Everything else had to be negotiated again. It was a stunning assault on working people. Union bargaining, where it continued, was mostly concessionary bargaining for the next decade.

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Workers News 24/2/13

26 Feb

LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN

Tapu Misa: Moral pressure drives fight for living wage http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10865952

Living Wage Campaign Launch 2012

Matt McCarten: Living wage a moral entitlement http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10865825

Helen Kelly: Working for a Living http://thestandard.org.nz/working-for-a-living/

Battle for a living wage: Campaigner says mindset shift needed to accompany monetary leap http://www.nzherald.co.nz/employment/news/article.cfm?c_id=11&objectid=10865279

Chris Trotter: Low-paid staff need solidarity http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/8320836/Low-paid-staff-need-solidarity

WORKRIGHTS

Big job losses worry union bosses http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10867528%20

Women paid less than men need better law http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1302/S00316/women-paid-less-than-men-need-better-law.htm

Call for enquiry into forestry deaths http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/calls-inquiry-into-forestry-deaths-video-5344662

What killed Ken Callow http://onebigvoice.com/campaign/whatkilledkencallow

ANZ to cut jobs, outsource work to India http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10866669

Foreign vessels bill should have more for NZers http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/798653682-foreign-vessels-bill-should-have-more-for-nzers

FIRST: Secure and safe jobs would help attract primary production workers http://firstunion.org.nz/content/secure-and-safe-jobs-would-help-attract-primary-production-workers

‘Les miserables’ fight for bigger payout http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10862224

Picket outside Event Cinemas

POVERTY AND WELFARE DEBATE

CPAG: Government deserves D for child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1302/S00137/government-deserves-d-for-child-poverty.htm

Gordon Campbell on the latest spasm of welfare bashing http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/02/21/gordon-campbell-on-the-latest-spasm-of-welfare-bashing/

Poor Kiwis left behind, says Salvation Army http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8295161/Poor-Kiwis-left-behind-says-Salvation-Army

Salvation Army Report http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/research-media/social-policy-and-parliamentary-unit/state-of-nation-reports/shell-be-right/

Persecuting the poor http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/persecuting-poor.html

A press release we will never see by Andrew Geddis http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/a-press-release-we-will-never-see%20

Gareth Morgan: Benefits system needs to evolve http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10866463%20

Beneficiaries treated as guilty, says advocacy group http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/128646/beneficiaries-treated-as-guilty,-says-advocacy-group

Ministers accused of downplaying income in measure of child poverty http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/14/child-poverty-ministers-downplaying-importance-income

Poverty strikes at home, children first victims http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8306750/Poverty-strikes-at-home-children-first-victims

Guilty of being a beneficiary http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1302/S00199/guilty-of-being-a-beneficiary.htm

NZ ECONOMY

100 jobs cut at Datam http://www.epmu.org.nz/news/show/173449

Govt won’t let Solid Energy fail, looks to banks to wear their share http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/govt-wont-let-solid-energy-fail-looks-banks-wear-their-share-bd-136286

Nats’ fossil fuel bet & culture of excess bankrupted Solid Energy http://thestandard.org.nz/nats-fossil-fuel-bet-culture-of-excess-bankrupted-solid-energy/

Hero to zero in two years, and the kitty’s empty http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10866943

Think tanks & global-local networks http://thestandard.org.nz/think-tanks-global-local-networks/

Dame Anne Salmond: Separating free market wolves from the lambs http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10866154

TPPWatch Bulletin # 28 http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/687

TPP: a gateway to GE? http://www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2013/02/leaders-or-followers?c=168940

Housing: Watching the dream disappear http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8344246/Watching-the-dream-disappear%20

STATS OF THE WEEK

Incomes rose more than 11 percent for the top 1 percent of earners during the economic recovery, but not at all for everybody else, according to new data. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/economy/income-gains-after-recession-went-mostly-to-top-1.html

Facebook is getting a multi-billion-dollar tax cut for paying co-founders like Eduardo Saverin, who renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying income taxes on his capital gains…income he made from stock options and dividends. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-15/facebook-gets-a-multi-billion-dollar-tax-break

Video interview with Event Cinema workers

24 Jan

The Workers of Event Cinemas in Highland Park picket their cinema. Some have worked there for 16 years, yet the company only offers them 2 weeks pay redundancy.

Do you hear the people sing? At 430pm today, the workers will rise up against Miserable bosses at an Auckland site.

24 Jan

Les Miserables jumps off screen and comes to real life in an Auckland cinema.

The dozen or so workers at EVENT Cinemas Highland Park theatre in Auckland have been offered only two weeks redundancy pay offered by Australian owned chain. Most of the workers have been there for 5 to 6 years, with some having given 8, 12 and 16 years service. When head office was asked by the Union Union official representing them if they could reconsider, they offered some workers complimentary movie tickets.

"The workers at the Highland Park site have decided to fight, not only for themselves, but for all workers in New Zealand to be protected by redundancy laws." said Unite Union theatres organiser Joe Carolan. The union, says its time for a minimum four weeks redundancy, and 2 weeks for every additional year worked as recognition for length of service.

Today they will raise their red flag at the Highland Park site at 430pm. Further actions at EVENT Cinemas are planned for Saturday night, and the day of closure next Wednesday. A petition in solidarity is being circulated nationally in every unionised cinema, including the Hoyts and Readings chains.

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Unite Union Cinemas organiser Joe Carolan talks to Angus on the reasons why action is needed on the lack of any statutory entitlement to redundancy pay in NZ.http://www.95bfm.com/default,209438.sm

PART TWO http://www.95bfm.com/default,209439.sm

Joe and the cinema workers can be contacted today at 029 44 55 702.

Digital Rollout spells end of an era in NZ cinemas

2 Oct

With the announcement of Fox Studios that they will stop the distribution of 35mm films, the Digital Rollout in Aotearoa has speeded up in both Hoyts and Events.

By the end of 2012, the share of 35mm will decline to 37 percent of global cinema screens, with digital accounting for the remaining 63 percent. This will accelerate, and as Universal and Warner Brothers wind down their 35mm operations, spells the end of an era in cinemas. Workers in Reading Cinemas should also prepare themselves.

I was at a poignant meeting of projectionists who received word of the restructure at the Queen Street site. High up, through the roof in the Glass Elevator, lies a darkened flickering cavern, where projectionists have played their reels as projectionists have done around the world for over a hundred years. All to be replaced by the USB from Hell. Movies are now huge digital files, too mega for Kim Dotcom to upload, which will be injested into an increasingly automated system, with the computerised TMS (Theatre Management System) replacing humans with an iTunes like playlist of films. And, as we know, from Hal in 2001 to the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica, everything will go much more smoothly once machines replace us all. 🙂

Cinema workers strike against youth rates and low pay in the industry

Unite is there for all workers facing this Digital Rollout. We will argue for redeployment where possible, with workers at least keeping the payscale and hours that they had before. The working class principles of Last IN, First Out should apply to any remaining projectionist shifts. For those who do not want to move to Front of House and wish to move on, we will fight hard for the best exit package possible, to fit the workers length of service to the company.
For more information, please text Joe Carolan at 029 4455702

SAVE OUR HOURS

1 Oct

In the last few weeks, several workers have contacted Unite, highly distressed that their hours have been cut without explanation. In all these cases, the Union was successful in restoring their hours back up to previous levels.

Our union agreements provide different protections in different companies. Every delegate and member should know which clause is important to police in our contract on the sites and notify the union when a new Manager violates these conditions.

McDonalds
McDonalds union members are protected by Appendix A, clause 1, of the Memorandum of Understanding between the company and the Union. The “Targeted Scheduled Hours” provision has three conditions-
(a) the worker normally works 25 hours per week or more.
(b) they have 12 months service already
(c) they have a performance rating of good or better,
Workers who fulfil these conditions are targeted for scheduled hours, based on the agreed availability for work at the start of their employment. They shall be offered additional regular shifts before new employees are employed. Any reduction in hours must be fairly distributed across the board- any worker who loses more than 25% of their hours should contact the Union immediately.

KFC/Pizza Hut/Starbucks
Clause 5.2 of the Restaurant Brands agreement states that “Any additional hours that become available either as a result of an Employee resignation or an increase in a store’s capacity, shall initially be offered to existing Employees. Wherever practical, such additional hours must first be offered to the Employee with the most service for the appropriate qualification required. If through a reduction in a store’s capacity there are less hours available, then the reduction of hours shall be spread fairly and reasonably across Employees”.

Wendys
Clause 7 of the Wendys contract protects security of hours. Clause 7.2 has the same conditions as clause 5.2 of the KFC/Pizza Hut/ Starbucks agreement. In addition, clause 7.3 states that –
“Employees within the coverage of this contract with 3 years of service or more are eligible to select a minimum number of guaranteed hours of work per week, providing that the minimum number is less than 30, and that the employee has open availability. Employees with open availability on six days per week are eligible to select….less than 25”.

Burger King
Union delegates in Burger King should be aware of the Policy- Variation of Weekly Hours, Version 3, 190412. This document has a lot of provisos, but states in clause 3- “Burger King’s objective is to provide team members with some level of security.. this policy only applies to team members with 12 months’ service who work 20 hours or more per week”. Clause 4 – hours of work should not be reduced by more than 25%. Clause 5 – Where additional shifts become available.. ..these shifts will be first offered to team members who are fully effective in the position…. Where customer demand is lower than normal, the reduction in hours will be shared reasonably and fairly amongst team members..”

Hoyts
Clause 14 of the Union agreement covers in great detail Hours of Work at Hoyts. There are many conditions placed on workers around availability, shift swaps and rosters. Clause 14.9 also covers the “On Call Roster” for workers looking to boost their hours through increased flexibility around availability. Clause 14.11.3 needs the most policing by Union members on site and is reproduced here- “Where additional regular shifts become available due to an increase in business or a reduction in staff these shifts shall be offered to existing workers, wherever practical, before new staff are employed”.

Event
Similar provisions also exist in clause 14 of the Events Contract. Here, clause 14.8 of the agreement states –
“Where additional regular shifts become available due to an increase in business or a reduction in staff these shifts shall be offered to existing workers, wherever practical, before new staff are employed”.

These provisions must be enforced by delegates and union members on site. Managers should be educated in these legally binding conditions, subject to the union examining and scrutinising the fairness of application of provisos etc. An active union on site will make these words the law, and will root out any instances of favouritism, nepotism, bullying or disciplining workers by reducing their hours unfairly. Contact your, delegate, organiser or the Unite office if you believe this is happening on your site.

Victory at Event Cinemas

26 Jun

By Nathanael Coleman, Queen St Delegate, Event Cinemas

The campaign for me started at the negotiation table, after our executive managers put their first absurdly low offer on the table.

From that instant I knew we wouldn’t be able to secure a fair increase without a ground up movement from our union members.

My Queen St members understood what was required and we lead the charge with members walking off shift on the 1st of May, International Workers Day.

As the campaign lengthened we remained resolute, confident that the end result would be what we deserve and through our efforts it would be achieved.

Although we secured the raises we were entitled to, it was a bittersweet victory as we knew that while we fought hard, our final wage increases amounted to keeping us in the same place, relative to minimum wage.

Still the increases we won were far greater than the company initially offered. The strike experience was a great unifying force at our Queen St site, with workers strengthened by the fact that the increases we received were through our efforts.

Event Cinema bargaining team. From left: Nathanael Coleman (Queen St); Eric Chang (Albany); Tawera Paapu (Rialto, Newmarket); Mike Treen (Unite National Director); Darren Cheung (Westcity).

EVENT CINEMA WORKERS DEMAND EQUALITY – HOYTS OFFER FINALISED

25 May

Talks with Event Cinema management and Unite Union broke down on Tuesday May 22nd, as the company refused to improve on the offer rejected by union workers on all sites in New Zealand. The big bone of contention is that the rise in the minimum wage of 50 cents, a 3.85% increase, is not matched at other rates. Cinema Attendants with more than 18 months service have only been offered an additional 30 cents, projectionists have only been offered 29 cents, and duty managers not in “Tier One” sites only offered between 31 and 35 cents, despite doing the same work.

Event St Lukes workers form their picket line

HOYTS BEATS EVENT OFFER, FAST FOOD WORKERS GAIN ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Contrast this with the offer on the table from Hoyts, where they have offered a blanket 50 cents increase on all rates. The union has also just negotiated a very good offer from Restaurant Brands, which in addition to a pay rise and the reintroduction of an overtime rate of time and a half after eight hours worked, also sees a union only benefits package being offered. Unite Union members will also receive a 72 page discount booklet; a Christmas hamper each year; life insurance for members ($5000 for a member and their spouse, $2000 for members children); a day out at Rainbows End or some equivalent. These benefits are only for union members. This shows us what the union can do when its membership is strong and united- many of our KFC stores are 100% union now.

IS NEW ZEALAND A LOW PAY COLONY?

The union, in the interests of equality, cannot accept such a low offer from Event Cinemas, at a time when our other workers in Hoyts and Restaurant Brands are getting much better deals. It is disappointing that the Australian private equity group that runs Event from their offices in Sydney has such contempt for its Kiwi workforce- is Aotearoa just a low pay colony of Australia?

COMPARE YOUR RATES

Compare the rates Event cinema workers earn in New Zealand with their counterparts across the Tasman. These workers do the same work, sell tickets at the same price, and box office takes the same levels of profit, yet they earn heaps more.

Over there, the Event owners (Amalgamated Holdings Ltd) own a chain called Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas. The starting rate for an adult hourly full time worker in 2010 was AU$15.60, which works out to NZ$20.20. The rate goes up to AU$21.19 (NZ$27.44) for Cinema Personell Level 5. Casual workers recieve an EXTRA payment for every hour to make up for their lack of security of hours- they get between AU$18.72 and AU$25.43, which works out to between NZ$24.24 and $32.92 per hour. And these are just the cinema attendant rates, you can check out the rest of the agreement http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/Birch%20cinemas%202009.pdf

Back in NZ, Some of the supermarkets organised by the First Union now have a starting rate of $15 per hour. There is huge consensus in society now that pay is too low, and a campaign for a Living Wage launched on May 23rd has received massive backing from community groups, churches, political parties and unions.

30 and 40 cents increases are an insult to workers, at a time when the cost of food, petrol and rent are going through the roof. Union members are right to reject this offer, but now they need to organise like never before to take on a company that doesn’t care.

TAKING ACTION

Up until now, the Union has organised some boisterous, good humoured strikes and protests around the country. (see pictures) Queen Street led the way on May the 1st, and was joined by strikes in Westcity, St Lukes, Rialto, Albany, Hamilton and Wellington. 9 out of 10 workers went on strike at Westcity, and 5 out of 7 in Hamilton. Everywhere except Manukau, where site management have taken a very hard line against the union, the union has recruited new members and the delegate leadership has gotten stronger. In the next few weeks, more members will be joining in on the action to make sure we get equality with Hoyts, and win a living wage.

Event Chartwell workers take a (strike) break

We are also going to go after the company’s brand. Not only do they pay Kiwi workers a lot less than their Aussie cousins, but they charge exorbitant prices for popcorn and ice creams. The union will run campaign stalls outside cinemas educating Event customers about these facts, and ask them to join a “Popcorn strike”- boycotting the rip off products at candybar in favour of cheaper alternatives. We will ask workers, students and activists to help staff these stalls at busy trading times. The union can keep this up forever, and as it impacts on the company’s brand, will see a reduction in the profits it makes. This is the only language Head Office will understand. If you or your friends would like to help. txt Joe at 029 4455702.

SUMMARY OF OFFER FROM HOYTS CINEMA TO UNITE MEMBERS

Unite is recommending that its members accept the following agreement

– Term: One year deal from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. Then we negotiate again.

– There are no claw-backs in this new agreement – only improvements for members.

-Staff rates all have a 50c increase on hourly rates from April 1, 2012 raising them to:

Start rate: $13.50, minimum wage

320 hours to 18 months service: $13.80

More than 18 months service: $14.10

Projection shift at Sylvia park: $16.95

Projection shift at other sites: $16.69

Shift Assistant: $15.28

Note: Start rate already moved at April 1, and 320hrs-18mnths position already moved 20c at April 1 but moves a further 30c resulting from agreement back-dated to April 1.

Duty Manager (DM) Rates: 50 cent increase on hourly rates from April 1, 2012 raising them to:

DM1,Tier 2: $16.98

DM1, Tier 1: $18.01

DM2, Tier 3: $16.98

DM2, Tier 2: $18.01

DM2,Tier 1: $20.07

– All new rates above are backdated to April 1, 2012, for union members only.

– Rates for staff on individual agreements will not be reviewed until September 2012 and therefore union rates will not be passed on for a good period of time.

– Increase in uniform allowance by 10% from $6.00 to $6.60

– Early-outs: Company agrees that it will only send workers home early from a rostered shift by mutual agreement.

– 15 minutes is the length of the break that will apply for shifts up to three hours in duration and also at least two hours in duration.

– Employer will pay overtime (time and a half) for hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work where the employee has not volunteered to work the extra shift (i.e. a shift- swap to work on the seventh day will not qualify the employee for overtime rates).

– Employer will pay overtime when there is less than nine hours rest between shifts where the employee has not volunteered to work the extra shift (i.e. a shift- swap to work on the seventh day will not qualify the employee for overtime rates).

– Employer agrees to cease previous limited practice of unpaid trials.

– New disciplinary procedure clause provided in union agreement.

– Unite proposal on union services will be considered by employer.

– New employees clause will be amended in case of a government change to 30-day provision in the Employment Relations Act (which currently puts new employees on the same conditions as the collective). The union will amend it’s new employees form subject to company approval.

The full terms of settlement are available here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/Proposed%20terms%20of%20settlement%202012%20%281%29.pdf

International Support For Talley’s AFFCO Workers

18 May

AFFCO workers protest outside Talley’s mansion

CTU Media Release

18 May 2012

International Support For Talley’s AFFCO Workers

The International Union of Food Workers has today passed a resolution of support from their Geneva Congress for Talley’s AFFCO workers who are locked out or on strike.

Helen Kelly, CTU President says “over 500 delegates, representing millions of workers in the food, agriculture, hotel and catering sectors at the International Union of Food (IUF) global Congress today unanimously passed a resolution of solidarity and support for workers locked out and striking to fight for their rights at work at Talley’s AFFCO.”

“The resolution adds to our call for Talley’s to end the lockout and negotiate a fair and just collective agreement with the Meat Workers Union.”

Earlier this week, Peter Conway, CTU Secretary attended the Australian Council of Trade Unions Congress in Sydney, and met with the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU), National Union of Workers (NUW) and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) to discuss the Affco dispute.

The ACTU Congress then passed a resolution that Congress support and stand with these 1300 Talley’s Affco workers, and called on the company to lift its lock out immediately and unconditionally and negotiate a fair and just collective agreement with the New Zealand Meat Workers Union.

Helen Kelly says “workers around the world are standing up and showing their support for these workers. They are calling on Talley’s AFFCO to negotiate in good faith for a collective agreement that respects the workers. These resolutions and signs of international support will bring international attention to the completely unacceptable and uncaring approach Talley’s AFFCO are taking in this dispute.”

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UNITE UNION NEWS

Event Cinema Workers on Strike The Embassy Wellington

OTHER AFFCO MEATWORKERS NEWS

Union: Affco’s attitude extremely aggressive http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/union-affco-s-attitude-extremely-aggressive-4891295

Talleys head shuts gate on workers http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/union-affco-s-attitude-extremely-aggressive-4891295/video?vid=4868636

Affco-union dispute goes to Employment Court http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/6935784/Affco-union-dispute-goes-to-Employment-Court

Affco upset by Shearer’s picket visit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10806445

Union challenges lockout legality – Press Release: Meat Workers Union http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00241/union-challenges-lockout-legality.htm

Locked-out workers get benefits back http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/6920162/Locked-out-workers-get-benefits-back

Meat workers are doing their share for New Zealand by Denise Roche http://blog.greens.org.nz/?p=23712

Affco suppliers frustrated – http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/6918531/Affco-suppliers-frustrated

Talley’s Affco lockout: Day 76 http://www.mwu.org.nz/2012/05/14/talleys-affco-lockout-day-76/

Nelson man who fell from boat deck named http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10805773

UNION NEWS WEEK ENDING 18/5/2012

Cronyism blamed for ERA backlog http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6921754/Cronyism-blamed-for-ERA-backlog

Consultancy’s part in review questioned http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6928535/Consultancys-part-in-review-questioned

National’s Class War on the Labour Movement http://robertwinter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/nationals-class-war-on-labour-movement.html

The Tertiary Education Union has just set up an online petition to go to the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, opposing proposed changes to university councils: http://teu.ac.nz/democratic-councils/

Korean fishing sex allegations http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/6932058/Korean-fishing-sex-allegations

Doubt cast on Govt’s ‘Mondayising’ costings http://www.odt.co.nz/news/politics/209520/doubt-cast-govts-mondayising-costings

Event Cinema Strike 15/05/2012

15 May

Workers at Event Cinema Queen St. Workers took action at most Event Cinema sites around New Zealand in their push for higher wages and secure hours.

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