Service & Food Workers Union
|Full name||Service & Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota|
|Date dissolved||October 2015|
|Affiliation||NZCTU, Labour Party|
|Key people||John Ryall, National Secretary|
|Office location||Auckland, New Zealand|
The SFWU was organised into five industry sectors:
- Age Care, Disability, Health & Community Services
- Catering, Cleaning and Contract Services
- Clerical, Administration & Technical Services
- Food & Beverage Manufacturing & Processing
- Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Services
The Service & Food Workers Union filed a case with the Employment Court against Terranova, a rest home operator, in relation to allegations that it paid its caregivers lower wages that it would otherwise pay if its work force was not predominantly made up of women. The case went all the way to the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, where it was upheld in 2015. The government then took it on itself to negotiate a settlement, which was announced in April 2017 as "the largest pay increase in New Zealand's history".
- "Terranova Homes & Care v SFWU - appeal dismissed". Scoop. Independent News Media. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- Davison, Isaac (18 April 2017). "Government announces historic pay equity deal for care workers". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- "Union merger brings 50,000 together". Wairarapa Times-Age. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
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