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Sistema Plastics workers win 16 per cent wage increase

22 January, 2019IndustriALL Global Union congratulates its affiliate E tū members’ successful campaign in New Zealand, achieving a new collective bargaining agreement that improves the workplace.

New Zealand: workers at Sistema Plastics campaign for fair contract

22 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliate E tū is demanding a fair collective bargaining agreement for workers at Sistema Plastics in Auckland, New Zealand, but has reached a standoff with the intransigent management who refuse to offer any additional increase in wages or conditions. Sistema is part of US-based Newell Brands, a producer of plastic storage containers.

Unions defeat zero-hour contracts in New Zealand

22 March, 2016In a major union victory against precarious work, on 10 March 2016 the New Zealand parliament unanimously passed a law banning zero-hour contracts.

15,000 protest against TPPA in New Zealand

4 February, 2016An estimated 15,000 people demonstrated through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 February, as ministers from 12 countries met in the city to sign a divisive trade deal. 

New Zealand

9 October, 2015First Union in New Zealand has put decent work and decent lives at the heart of their organizing strategy. A number of actions have been organized around 7 October.

NEW ZEALAND Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL Affiliate the Amalgamated Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU) held a Rio Tinto 2-hour stop work meeting in Invercargill in support of the Rio Tinto Global Day of Acti

International solidarity helps FIRST Union win at Toll New Zealand

29 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s New Zealand affiliate FIRST Union members have won a new collective agreement with significant pay increase at BP contractor Toll.

BP must ensure its contractor Toll respects union and pays decent wages in New Zealand

13 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union is calling on BP to ensure respect for workers in its supply chain as tanker driver contractor Toll pays salaries a third lower than national standard and refuses to bargain in with FIRST Union in New Zealand.

New Zealand Actions

11 October, 2013In New Zealand, IndustriALL affiliate, The Manufacturing & Construction Workers Union made it a point to stop the growth of precarious work through collective bargaining.

2010 Pike River tragedy “accident waiting to happen”

8 November, 2012Almost two years after the tragic mine accident at Pike River, New Zealand that killed 29 miners, the Royal Commission of Inquiry published its damning report this week illustrating an “unrelenting picture of failure at virtually every level”.