The NZDWU is an industry based democratic organisation representing members in the dairy industry.We have a broad membership base covering workers employed in the manufacturing,domestic milk and ice-cream sectors and related trades,with approxiamately 7000 members.All current financial members have the right to have a say in how the Union is run. This ensures that the union is directly accountable to all its members and pursues its memberships objectives;
The Unions key objectives are;
•To ensure fair wages and just conditions of work for members.
•To assist in the development of co-operation between workers in the industry throughout New Zealand.
•To promote the interests of members,workers and potential workers in relation to their conditions of employment ,standard of living,quality of life,and economic,social,family,community and cultural interests.
•To co-operate with ,affiliate with and actively support other workers or workers organisations,both within New Zealand and internationally,whose aims and objects are consistent with the interests of members.
•To establish and operate educational,charitable and welfare funds.
•To do anything lawful that it may consider necessary or desirable to benefit from registration under the Acts or to attain the Unions objectives.
(The Acts are the Incorporated Societies Act 1987 and/or the Employment Relations Act 2000 and includes any amendments to the Acts)
Down the lefthand side of this page (Homepage) you will see a list of tabs you can click on-
NEWS UPDATES-current news worthy articles
UNION NEWSLETTERS-the latest and previous union newsletters that have been posted on site union noticeboards
ABOUT THE NZDWU-list of the unions staff,unions committees and contact details-INCLUDES DROP DOWN TABS FOR;
SITE COVERAGE-lists the sites the union covers
PROMOTIONAL ITEMS FOR SALE-pictures and prices of union promotional clothing for sale
LIFE MEMBERS-list of unions life members
WELFARE COMMITTEE-the union welfare fund
JOIN NZDWU-why and how you can join the NZDWU
PUBLICATIONS-the current and previous editions of the DAIRYWORKER NEWSPAPER online and the DELEGATES HANDBOOK and an introductory guide to UNDERSTANDING MAORI
RUNANGA/FONO-the union committee representing the interests of maori,pacific island and other ethnic minorities.Includes a drop down tab WAIATA(union song)where you can learn the unions waiata.
WOMENS COMMITTEE-the union committee representing the interests of women.
LINKS-this section points to files,articles,grahics and videos with a union theme.
CTU-the link to the NZ Council of Trade Unions website,for nation wide union news
IUF-the link to the International Union of Foodworkers Union website,for international union newsLABOURSTART-the link for international union related news