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First Security Claims meetings - Have your say.

We are now entering bargaining for a new agreement.

Come to a meeting to discuss your claims:


Wednesday 20 February 5pm

Thursday 21 February 5pm

Thursday 21 February 6.15pm


Please choose only one meeting, staff who attend a meeting inside their shift will be paid for 2 hours and need to R.S.V.P to their Manager and Unite Union.

Staff who attend a meeting outside their shift will be paid for 3 hours. The choice is yours.

It is important you attend one of these meetings to have your say!

Venue:

Riverside Community Centre - Taha Awa
Cnr Bernard St and Peace Ave
Otahuhu
(3 minutes from Carbine rd)

End INSecurity - Update, Competition and new leaflet download

Update 18th December 2012:

Unite's END INSECURITY campaign is going really well. Developments in the last few days:

1. The Security Association of New Zealand (representing the big security companies) has joined our call for government regulation of security which will lead to higher pay and better conditions for guards. We hope to meet with them shortly.


2. We've written to Associate Minister of Justice Chester Burrows asking to meet because he told Radio New Zealand he wasn't aware of problems in security.

INSECURITY: Fightback against Security Industry bullies

Unite Union is leading the fightback against bully bosses at security companies.

We want:

-Stable hours
-Better pay
-Stable sites for longer serving guards
-Government regulation to clean up the industry

As part of our campaign we will be picketing outside First Security, ADT-Armourguard and Rush Security offices this week. Please come and join us if you are not working and together we can improve working conditions for all security guards!

Fightback against Security Industry bullies

Unite Union is leading the fightback against bully bosses at security companies.

We want:

-Stable hours
-Better pay
-Stable sites for longer serving guards
-Government regulation to clean up the industry

As part of our campaign we will be picketing outside First Security, ADT-Armourguard and Rush Security offices this week. Please come and join us if you are not working and together we can improve working conditions for all security guards!



Wednesday 5 December:
FIRST SECURITY

Meet 9am @ Unite Union, 6 A Western Spring Rd, Kingsland.
or meet 9.30am outside First Security Cnr Arthur Brown Place and Carbine Rds, Mt Wellington

Terms of Settlement - First Security and Unite Union

26 March 2012

Terms of Settlement for the Renewal of a Collective Employment Agreement

between FIRST Security Guard Services Ltd(FSGS) and Unite Union

The following outlines the Terms of Settlement for the renewal of a collective agreement for FIRST Security Guard Services Ltd (FSGS) staff employed as security officers, including supervisors, employed by FSGS with the inclusion of the following (but shall exclude; employees engaged to work in Prison Escort and Courts Custodial (PECCS), Patrols Dispatch Centre (PDC), Shift Managers and staff in management or senior supervisory positions):

1. Term of Agreement
This Agreement shall come into force on 1 January 2012 and shall expire on 31 January 2013.

2. Remuneration

Proposed settlement for First Security

This is for Unite members at First Security outside Auckland.

Strike action against security company lockout




Update 21st March
Unite responded with a picket on Saturday from 5pm. An on the spot deal was brokered whereby the lockout was lifted with negotiations at 9am on Sunday. The result is a much improved offer which is currently being put to members for approval.






Earthquake information: ISS and First Security

Unite has asked all employers of our members in Christchurch to inform us about their plans for workers in the aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake. This is the initial response from ISS & First Security on Thursday 24th February:





Our building in St Asaph St has suffered quite badly. We have an engineer checking the building today and contingency plans if it is proved to be unsafe

“Tour of Shame” of unscrupulous Christchurch employers

On Sunday 19th Sept Unite Union will be conducting lightning pickets across the city of Christchurch to name and shame the unscrupulous employers that have put profit before the welfare of their staff during the aftermath of the 7.1 earthquake.

“Just like the people of Christchurch, most companies have behaved amazingly well, whilst there are those individuals who have chosen to act appallingly during this uncertain time.” Said Matt Jones, Christchurch Unite Organiser

First Security bail on workers

First Security has been accused of putting profit before workers welfare in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.

Unite National Security Coordinator Barry Sutherland has been refused the right to speak to members of First Security Guard Services Limited in the Christchurch based National Communications Centre. “Feedback from the staff has indicated that they have been forced to work, some having no option but to bring their children to the workplace. Staff did not have access to the EAP services for the First 5 days after the 7.1 Earthquake”, said Barry Sutherland.

“The General Manager arrived in Christchurch 5 days after the devastating ordeal occurred, gave his John Key wave and left.

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