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On the 7th of October 2015, the Service and Food Workers Union merged with the Engineers Printers and Manufacturers Union to become E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand.

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Workers Bearing the Brunt of Occupational Disease and Injury
Posted On: Friday, 28 April 2006
"The report of the National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (NOHSAC) supports long expressed union concerns that the costs of workplace disease and injury are born largely by injured workers and their families," Council of Trade... more...

Union Campaigns Planned on 90 days Bill
Posted On: Friday, 28 April 2006
The Council of Trade Unions says workers will be campaigning hard to oppose the National Party's probationary employment bill, saying it is unnecessary and unfair. "New Zealanders need to understand that the National Party plan will affect all... more...

Work Stoppage Increase the Result of Active Union Wage Campaign
Posted On: Friday, 28 April 2006
"The increase in work stoppages in 2005 was caused by employers being unrealistic about the union movement's Fair Share wage campaign," CTU Secretary Carol Beaumont said today, following Statistics New Zealand's release of work stoppage figures for... more...

Workers Memorial Day Events - Fri April 28
Posted On: Friday, 28 April 2006
Unions will be marking Workers Memorial Day tomorrow at a number of events throughout the country. All events are for Friday April 28 unless noted otherwise. Auckland (Sat April 29), 10 am - 4pm EPMU Sculpture design workshop for the 'Working... more...

Sky City censors union notices - Union members' freedom of speech threatened
Posted On: Monday, 24 April 2006
Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) members are up in arms today after Sky City Auckland management revealed plans to prevent union access to a union-only notice board in reaction to recent notices posted.   "This is a... more...

NZ and Aus cleaners celebrate successful campaign launch
Posted On: Friday, 21 April 2006
Cleaners from Perth to Auckland, Darwin to Hobart, and six major cities in-between, are celebrating the successful launch of the CleanStart: Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign in Australia and New Zealand. Nearly 2000 cleaners and their supporters... more...

US union sends support for launch of Clean Start campaign
Posted On: Thursday, 20 April 2006
Andy Stern, the leader of the 1.8 million member union organising cleaners in the USA sends a message of support to cleaners in Australia and New Zealand taking part in the launch of Clean Start Today is a day you're going to look back on... more...

Ten city launch for biggest community/union organising campaign in over 100 years
Posted On: Wednesday, 19 April 2006
Religious and community leaders will join hundreds of cleaners from across Australia and New Zealand tomorrow ( 20 April 2006) to help launch the Clean Start ? Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign. “Cleaners from some of our biggest and most lavish... more...

'Clean Start - Fair Deal for Cleaners' campaign launch - Thursday April 20th
Posted On: Thursday, 13 April 2006
The SFWU's  'Clean  Start - Fair Deal for Cleaners' campaign is being launched next Thursday April 20th and we'd really appreciate support and representation from other unions, community organisations and the public at the launch... more...

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