Secure and safe jobs would help attract primary production

Friday, 15 February 2013, 10:35 am
Press Release: First Union

 

Better health and safety and job security would help in attracting workers to primary industries, FIRST Union said today.

Rabobank this week released its Agriculture in Focus 2013 report, and a Rabobank analyst told media yesterday that finding and attracting the next generation of New Zealanders to agriculture must be a top priority for the sector.

FIRST Union represents workers in the wood and textiles industries, and workers in related distribution sectors such as drivers, and its general secretary Robert Reid said that workers in rural New Zealand were regularly employed in insecure jobs.

“Any workforce planning for our primary industries needs to consider all workers, not just the farm or business owner,” he said.

“Many land based workers are in short term contracts and casual work with very low pay and it’s no wonder then that attracting a skilled workforce remains a challenge.”

Robert Reid said that regrettably many land based industries were high risk ones, and forestry was an industry where significant health and safety concerns existed, including the often undocumented issues surrounding fatigue.

“New Zealanders work among the longest hours in the world. Fatigue is the silent killer and maimer of workers across many industries, and it is certainly a concern in forestry with its unacceptably high injury and fatality rate.”

FIRST Union has begun discussions with forest industry groups about improving health and safety at work.

Ends.

~~~~~~~~

The National Distribution Union and Finsec joined forces in October 2011 to form New Zealand’s newest union – FIRST. The union represents 27,000 people working in Finance, Industrial (Textile and Wood) Retail, Stores & Transport. http://firstunion.org.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1302/S00516/secure-and-safe-jobs-would-help-attract-primary-production.htm

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Secure and safe jobs would help attract primary production

  1. It’s there and has to be dealt with, because there are few things worse than a pair of leaky waders.
    From this airport, guests are able to rent a car or,
    as a more inexpensive option, take a shuttle from the airport to the north entrance.
    This comes in handy if someone should fall into the water.

  2. Unlike outdoor sun tanning it is a sunless tanner which can provide best in class solutions to one and all for their tanning needs.
    If you don’t mind your tan being darker than you can treat the rest of your tan instead of the blotches and streaks.
    A solid piece in neon and pastel is what makes color blocking elegant.

  3. Real Gucci shoes also have the words “Gucci Made in Italy” stamped on the
    heel of its lining. Computer equipment is mainly reduced
    in price when there is a sale of the equipment. It is better to go for the
    products that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA).

  4. They can get proper rhinoplasties are really affordable rates and hence the demand is always high.
    During your consultation visits, ask potential plastic surgeons about
    the financing plans they offer. You also need to think about the recovery process and the
    ways it might affect your daily life and work.

  5. With that said, there is still a good chance that an offer will be
    accepted if you truly cannot afford to pay your back taxes.
    Accounting software will automate your transactions, which helps eliminate a chance for error caused due to manual data-entry mistakes.

    Every aspect of your business needs to be recorded in order for
    it to be analyzed for accuracy.

  6. The B5 Regimen is a treatment plan that utilizes Vitamin B5 to cure acne.
    Warrants have been issued for his arrest in Europe and he lives in hiding outside the E.
    Until now, the only 100% approved items for moisturizing on the HCG diet have been pure
    baby oil and mineral oil because unlike other oils, they have no nutritional value and are will not be absorbed by the skin.

  7. Call a local community college and make an appointment with an advisor, find out
    if you qualify for financial aid, talk to them about career options.
    The above talked about three methods to move Favorites in Internet
    Explorer 9. There are tanks and a lot of men to the left,
    and you need to let the friendly tanks take care of them.

  8. Fortunately for women, the lower back ages very
    well, so they should have no problems over the years with their tattoo.
    Surgical treatment for Gynecomastia is considered the fastest and most effective way to reshape the
    male breast. Back to your skin check, the first time you do the check be sure to take as many pictures as possible
    to show what your skin looks like.

Share your story

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s