Update On Nz Sackings #4

October 24, 1998
JUDGE SLAMS UNETHICAL BOSSES On July 17 the Union issued a notice to all members (following on from previous notices dated May 11 and 13) which concluded by advising that “the PFU filed a comprehensive application to the Employment Court […]
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Update On Mass Sackings In Nz

July 17, 1998
The Union issued notices to members on May 11 and 13, advising that the NZ Fire Service had just informed all of NZ’s 1600 professional firefighters that their jobs would be “disestablished” by July 1 – that is to say, […]
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Nz Fire Bosses Out Of Control

May 13, 1998
I write further to Monday’s notice advising that NZ Fire Service management had written to each of the 1700 professional firefighters last Thursday telling them they had been sacked. Not surprisingly, the NZ Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) was not very […]
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Urgent!!!! All Nz Firefighters To Be Sacked

May 11, 1998
In the most concerted attack ever on professional firefighters, New Zealand Fire Service management has announced that every professional firefighter will be sacked by July, and replaced by new “Fire Officer” positions. The ‘dis-established’ firefighters will have to compete for […]
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Defend The Mua – Defend Yourself

April 21, 1998
Last week Mr Mark Paterson, Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (a large bosses’ union), had this to say when asked whether other employers should be encouraged by Patrick’s tactics in sacking a unionised workforce which […]
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Letter To Delegates Re Waterfront Dispute

April 21, 1998
Dear Comrade, Over the last week or so, the Union has attempted to visit as many member stations/workplaces as possible in order to explain and discuss the waterfront dispute. We have managed to make around 50 or so such visits, […]
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The Truth About The Maritime Dispute

March 17, 1998
THE REALITY Laurie Oakes of the Bulletin reports: “The Government has never been interested in genuine talks with the MUA about improving productivity on the waterfront…. The aim was to create a public issue where the Government could be seen […]
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