Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, April 21st, 2017 - 25 comments
The day after Kristine Bartlett’s and the SFWU’s well deserved pay equity victory the Government has released for consultation draft legislation the effect of which would be to stop similar victories occurring in the future.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 8th, 2014 - 28 comments
The official theme of International Women’s Day this year is “Inspiring Change”. It’s a little vague, a little aspirational, not too confrontational – fairly typical for this kind of awareness-raising exercise. But it is 2014, and it’s an election year, and the way we talk about women, and women’s work, does have the potential to […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, May 23rd, 2012 - 17 comments
The Service and Food Workers Union is launching a campaign for a living wage at 12 o’clock today.
[Update: Campaign site]
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, October 16th, 2009 - 10 comments
Hundreds of hospitals workers from all over the country took protest action against National’s wage freeze today. Here’s a photo from the picket line: The workers passed a resolution calling for a 24 hour mass protest stoppage in November involving as many public sector workers as possible. With Parliamentary Services and the Ministry of Justice […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, September 8th, 2009 - 18 comments
By John Ryall, SFWU National Secretary While The Standard readers know that the air traffic controllers were the excuse that Kate Wilkinson used to signal a repeal of parts of the 2008 Employment Relations Act (Breaks and Infant Feeding) Amendment Act, they are probably not aware of who is really going to be affected by […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, August 12th, 2009 - 8 comments
Service & Food Workers Union national secretary John Ryall has a new blog. His first post takes aim at the claim by Ngai Tahu Runanga Chair Mark Solomon that the National Government should be considering Iwi for public-private partnerships because they have a greater commitment to New Zealand. Ryall argues that the recent behaviour of […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:53 pm, May 11th, 2009 - 8 comments
If you’re in Auckland on Thursday pop along to this in your lunch hour and help support low-paid cleaners: Hat tip: The Hand Mirror.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, March 28th, 2009 - 7 comments
This week Sealord confirmed it would lay off 130 staff to improve its already healthy return on capital. The other 400 have been threatened with the sack if they don’t accept pay cuts. The Service and Food Workers Union has put together a youtube clip about community resistance to corporate greed, focusing on the rally […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, March 19th, 2009 - 5 comments
The Service and Food Workers Union is organising a rally and march in Nelson on Saturday (21 March) in support of Sealord workers and other workers in the community who are losing their jobs through restructuring. Sealord recently announced it planned to axe 180 jobs and has threatened the other 400 with up to $70 […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:34 pm, March 12th, 2009 - 10 comments
The Service and Food Workers Union has launched an online email campaign to urge Sealord Chairman Robin Hapi to reconsider axing 180 workers in Nelson. The other 400 have have been threatened with pay cuts or else they’ll face the sack as well. And this is after Sealord had the gall to attend the Prime […]