First Union New Zealand

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Full name FIRST Union
Founded 2011
Members 26,000
Affiliation NZCTU
Key people Robert Reid, general secretary
Office location Auckland, New Zealand
Country New Zealand

FIRST Union is a national trade union in New Zealand that was formed on 1 October 2011 by the merger of the National Distribution Union and Finsec.

FIRST has a membership of more than 26,000 and is affiliated with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. It is also affiliated to various international federations through its five sectors; Finance, Industrial (Textile, Clothing, Baking, Wood, Energy), Retail, Stores (distribution and logistics) and Transport.

FIRST is not affiliated with the New Zealand Labour Party, but former NDU secretary Laila Harré did serve as leader of the Internet Party in 2014.

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