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  • Government should adopt jobs report
  • 17 June, 2013

    The Government should drop its planned changes to employment law and adopt the recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry into manufacturing instead, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. The...

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  • New Plastics Industry Agreement in the Pipeline
  • 6 October, 2011

    EPMU members working in the plastics companies are currently voting on a settlement for the renewal of their industry agreement. Over the two year term of the proposed...

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  • Standing room only at combined membership meetings
  • 15 August, 2011

    Hundreds of EPMU members, mainly from the plastics and metal manufacturing industries, gathered at offsite meetings last week in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, leaving standing room only. ‘I...

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  • Mass member meetings kick off union bargaining round
  • 28 July, 2011

    Mass member meetings planned for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch next week will bring workers together across the manufacturing and plastics industries, says EPMU director of organising Rachel Mackintosh. ‘There's...

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  • Plastics nears sign-off
  • 19 February, 2010

    Late last year plastics industry workers decided to try something new in an effort to settle the industry agreement. Bargaining with a group of core employers in...

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  • Plastics mediation follows third week of action
  • 4 December, 2009

    The seven employers involved in negotiations for the Plastics MECA agreed to mediation last week following three weeks of industrial action. Tensions have been high since workers started...

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  • Plastics workers fight wage freeze
  • 13 November, 2009

    Three hundred plastics industry workers have started nationwide industrial action including go slows and overtime bans after their employers attempted to impose a wage freeze. The workers are...

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  • Plastics workers fight wage freeze
  • 9 November, 2009

    Three hundred plastics industry workers have started nationwide industrial action including go slows and overtime bans today after their employers attempted to impose a wage freeze. The workers are...

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  • Cryovac workers beat wage freeze decree
  • 6 November, 2009

    EPMU members at Cryovac Sealed Air in Porirua have beaten a company-imposed wage freeze, winning a 2% pay rise as a result of industrial action. The industrial action...

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  • Cryovac workers beat wage freeze decree
  • 5 November, 2009

    Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at Cryovac Sealed Air in Porirua have beaten a company-imposed wage freeze, winning a 2% pay rise as a result of...

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