E tū has 5,700 members in the Manufacturing industry. We represent people working in metals manufacturing, plastic manufacturing, steel, chemicals, appliances, industrial maintenance, the automotive industry, and more. E tū also covers workers in food manufacturing.
E tū fights to protect good manufacturing jobs for New Zealanders. In 2012 we drove the Parliamentary Inquiry into Manufacturing, convened by Labour, the Greens, NZ First and Mana, in response to the manufacturing crisis in New Zealand.
The final report recommended strong government action on the high New Zealand dollar at the time, buying Kiwi-made and investing in research and development to drive innovation.
The Metal and Manufacturing Industries Collective Agreement (known as ‘The Metals’). The agreement has long set the pace for other pay deals in the metal manufacturing industry, as it did once for the union movement as a whole.