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A few cents won't send workers into rock star economy
Posted On: Tuesday, 1 April 2014
"Today's minimum wage increase will make little difference to hard working New Zealanders living on poverty wages," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall today.The minimum wage increases today from $13.75 to $14.25 an hour.... more...


TPPA will make life worse for low-paid workers
Posted On: Friday, 28 March 2014
"The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will not make low-paid workers' lives better," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall today."?The Service and Food Workers Union is strongly opposed to the TPPA,? he said. ?Far from... more...


Government's brutal reminder of aim to lower wages
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 June 2013
The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota has condemned the Government’s proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act, which was introduced to Parliament tonight.   “There is not one thing in the raft of proposed... more...


Lowest paid need living wage most of all
Posted On: Tuesday, 21 May 2013
The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota has congratulated Hamilton City Councillors who have voted today to bring in a living wage over the next two years, but asked them to include the lowest paid in their workforce. “While it is... more...


Nurses in Schools a Boost for Low-Income Working Families
Posted On: Thursday, 2 May 2013
The Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota supports the Green Party’s Nurses in Schools proposal, announced today.   “Thousands and thousands of families struggling on poverty pay rates in New Zealand are counting every cent... more...


Out of touch government condemns low paid workers to poverty
Posted On: Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Out of touch government condemns low paid workers to poverty While the Prime Minister pocketed an extra $150 a week in December's pay rise, New Zealand's lowest paid workers will get a miserable $10 increase if they are lucky enough to get a full... more...


Aged Care workers get a Parliamentary slap in the face
Posted On: Wednesday, 20 February 2013
The Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) said today the Parliamentary Health Select Committee has given residential aged care staff a slap in the face after the committee failed to take action on the concern of over ten thousand petitioners. The... more...


New Zealand Living Wage $18.40 an hour
Posted On: Thursday, 14 February 2013
A landmark report released today identifies $18.40 an hour as the New Zealand living wage. “Today is an historic day for thousands of low-paid workers and their families,” said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John... more...


Pay woes affect cleaners and caretakers too
Posted On: Wednesday, 14 November 2012
It's not only teachers' pay that has been plagued with problems since the Ministry of Education's $30 million Novopay system was introduced in August, the Service and Food Workers Union said today. SFWU Industry Leader, Jill Ovens, said cleaners... more...


Government Strips Away Employment Rights From Most Vulnerable Workers
Posted On: Tuesday, 30 October 2012
"The National-led Government has just stripped away the rights of New Zealand's most vulnerable workers by removing the much-needed protections of Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act," said Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota... more...


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