“Aotearoa’s Opportunity” is a podcast developed by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions to explain Fair Pay Agreements and the exciting opportunity that they...
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Episode 5: The Aspirations of the Hospitality Fair Pay Agreement.
On this Episode we discuss the aspirations of the Hospitality Industry Fair Pay Agreement with John Crocker the National Secretary of Unite Union. This is the biggest Fair Pay Agreement covering up to 150,000 workers across the country. John reflects on some of his personal experiences within the industry and the impact that becoming involved with the union had on his life, some of the significant wins of the union over the years and the positive impact that unionisation can allow for workers to set their own work culture.If you are in a un-unionised hospitality workplace and would like to inquire about getting assistance in unionising your workplace then you can contact Unite union. https://www.unite.org.nz/
Mini Episode: Fair Pay Agreement Updates.
On todays episode Ben Peterson will be giving a brief recap on the podcast so far. He discusses the exciting Bus Fair Pay Agreement, of which thousands of bus drivers have been participating with across the country. A discussion is also held as to the status of FPAs that have been approved and are progressing for workers in supermarkets, hospitality, cleaning, security and early childhood education.If you're working in a Fair Pay Agreement industry or if your industry isn't covered by a Fair Pay Agreement yet but you think it might be in the future and you'd like some more information and some resources to help you talk about Fair pay agreements. Then fill out the link below:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83LJCWM
Episode 4: The Economics of Fair Pay Agreements.
On this episode Melissa Ansell-Bridges interviews NZCTU Economist, Craig Renney about the implications of Fair Pay Agreements for the New Zealand economy.Craig explains how Fair Pay Agreements can help to build an economy that works better for working people and by extension New Zealand's society as whole, while also addressing some of the common misconceptions about Fair Pay Agreements.
Episode 3: The Security Industry
The Security Industry is beset by problems relating to low pay, health and safety, a lack of training and education and job insecurity. On todays episode Jayson Ormsby a Union Organiser with 5 years experience working within the security industry will share with us his perspective and experiences. He will explain industry level problems and his personal aspirations for how Fair Pay Agreements could be used to help address some of these problems.
Episode 2: What are Fair Pay Agreements?
Episode 2: What are Fair Pay AgreementsTo create a better world of work, it's something we need to do together and in today's episode, we will discuss a HUGE opportunity. Fair Pay Agreements are a massive opportunity for workers to fundamentally redefine work in New Zealand.Fair Pay Agreements are a new mechanism for workers to get together across industries or occupations and set the minimum standards for their work. Through the process of Fair Pay Agreements, workers and employers can come together democratically to agree on whats fair for their industry. This way we can stop bad practices and poor pay undermining good work for everyone. In the process we can start to change work in New Zealand and challenge low pay, long hours or unsafe work.Fair Pay Agreements are new, so its important every workers gets an understanding on what they can mean for them and their workplace.In todays episode, Melissa Ansell-Bridges talks to Richard Wagstaff, the president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi about Fair Pay Agreements, how working people won them, what they mean and how we can make them work for Aotearoa.
“Aotearoa’s Opportunity” is a podcast developed by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions to explain Fair Pay Agreements and the exciting opportunity that they present for everyday working people.Everyday workers will talk about the issues they face within their industries, and discuss the potential of Fair Pay Agreements to help fix some of Aotearoa’s most urgent issues.All views expressed on the podcast are the opinions of the interviewees, and not necessarily the opinion of their union, the NZCTU, or their employer.