Summer 2018

Happy New Year!  We've got a big year ahead; big employment law changes ; big bargaining and our chance to have more say in the meat industry we are a key part of and contribute to.

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Merry Xmas and all the things

2017 was a full-on year;  we won some big victories, we settled some big agreements and best of all we changed the government. It's time to say thanks to all of you.  Our members, our workplace leaders and the many supporters. 

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Change starts now

Latest Union Active - October 2017

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We did this!

A message from our new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

"We have changed the Government.  This change didn't come by chance.  You made it happen....

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So now we wait

The election result wasn’t as clear cut as we hoped for.  We would have liked to have seen Labour and the Greens with a higher party vote so they could easily form a government.   But it’s not over yet.  This is MMP, which means that it is not necessarily the largest party who can form the government, but the one that can command the majority in Parliament.

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Vote as if your lives depend on it

More than 100 years ago, New Zealand workers helped form a new political party, called the NZ Labour Party.  It was formed on 8 July 1916 by unions of the early 20th century as a political arm of workers.  It came after earlier attempts to organise industrially, particularly by the miners at Waihi and the murder of unionist Frederick George Evans.  What's changed?

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After 2.5 years AFFCO workers win final appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed AFFCO Talleys final appeal to the Supreme Court and agreed that hundreds of AFFCO workers were unlawfully locked out.   

 

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Four weeks to election day - time to change the government

It's less than four weeks until NZ goes to the poll to elect a new government on 23 September 2017.  What are Meat WorkersUnion members saying?1503483135780.jpg

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MWU thanks Andrew, welcomes Jacinda

The Meat Workers Union acknowledges Andrew Little in the hard decision he has made to step down from the Labour leadership and welcomes Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis as the new leadership team in the Labour Party.
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Get ready to change the government



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