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FIRST Union congratulates care workers, prepares new claim

Published: Tue 18 Apr 2017 04:25 PM
FIRST Union congratulates care workers, prepares pay equity claim for retail workers
FIRST Union is congratulating care workers, their unions - E tū, NZNO and the PSA - and pay equity champion Kristine Bartlett for securing an offer of a historic pay equity settlement.
“This is a tremendous step forward for working women,” said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay, who also helped develop the pay equity principles as a member of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity.
“This goes to show working women and their unions are the key to correcting the gender pay imbalance.”
“We’re sending our congratulations and our solidarity to care workers, their unions and to Kristine Bartlett.”
“We’re also preparing our own pay equity claim for the retail sector. Over 300,000 New Zealanders work in retail, a sector that was regarded historically as ‘women’s work’,” said Gay.
“There’s an imbalance in retail that needs correcting.”
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Putting Workers First
FIRST Union is New Zealand's second-largest private sector trade union.
Formed in 2011 after the merger between the National Distribution Union and Finsec, FIRST Union represents 27,000 workers in the Finance, Industrial (Textile and Wood), Retail, Stores, Transport and Logistics sectors.
FIRST Union is also affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and runs several networks including the Union Network of Migrants, the Runanga, Fono and Womens' Committee. In 2015 FIRST Union launched Samoa First Union, Samoa's only private sector union.
Join FIRST Union today for higher pay, better conditions and more say at work.
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