New Zealand: Unions rally and raise concerns about safety in forestry

Unions Christchurch and BWI affiliates E tū and FIRST Union will commemorate International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April. FIRST will write privately to the Labour Minister raising concerns about  forestry safety. The union wants to ensure planned ‘fair pay agreements’ for forestry have a strong focus on occupational health and safety.  Union events are planned for Napier on 27 April and  Christchurch , Otago  (Dunedin), West Coast (Blackball) and Manawatu (Palmerston North) on 28 April.