October 23, 2018
Māori in tech get union backing
A new union for workers in technology wants to address unequal treatment of women, Māori, and minorities in the sector.
It's one of the priorities emerging from research done by the Aotearoa Tech Union.
Co-leader Kate Pearce says while some workers in the rapidly-growing sector can be well-compensated, many are not.
Those workers are also more likely to be subjected to difficult working conditions, unstable or unpredictable working hours, and low job security.
People working in the sector are also concerned by the lack of pay transparency and pay equity, unfair, unsafe, and illegal behaviour from employers, and unfair working conditions, including excessive working hours and long on-call duties
Ms Pearce says because the tech space has unique concerns and constant change, its challenges are best addressed by a dedicated union.
The union can be reached by email at email@example.com, Twitter at @yourtechunion, or www.atu.org.nz
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