What happened in March

March was a terrible month, marked by the deep grief of 50 lives lost in shootings at Christchurch mosques. MWU members expressed their sadness in poetry, with contributions and solidarity.

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February 2019 Union Active

In this issue, growing and uniting, Fair Pay Agreements, a grateful farewell to some stalwarts, and AFFCO ; here we go again.

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January Union Active 2019

In this issue, Donning & Doffing Win, Alliance & SFF settlements, Minimum Wage increase and AFFCO initiation.

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Donning and doffing is work says Employment Court

In a landmark decision for the Meat Industry, the Employment Court has determined that the requirement to don and doff protective hygiene clothing and equipment at the beginning and end of each shift and at rest and meals breaks is “work” under s 6 of the Minimum Wage Act for which the minimum wage should be paid.

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Union Active November 2018

In this issue, data on union agreements vs individuals show union members better off.  Updates on Alliance and SFF bargaining, Mussel workers join up and Labour Party Conference.

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Time for a grown up discussion about labour shortages in the meat industry

MWU National Secretary, Graham Cooke in this piece, responds to the ever increasing demand for more overseas workers in the meat industry and why the views of MWU members should be listened to. 

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Union Active September 2018

In the September issue : big health & safety fine for Alliance, update on employment laws, pay equity and meat industry worker shortages.






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Union Active August 2018

This month's newsletter ; sexual harassment a union issue ; Fresh Meat workers stand up against under-staffing, Brinks bargaining underway ;  Donning and Doffing heads to Court and new laws for working people.  

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