Air New Zealand workers ready to go with a positive message
E tū Air New Zealand members are calling to be part of deciding the future of the industry, as domestic flying starts again.
E tū has over 5000 members at Air New Zealand. As part of their union’s Rebuild Better campaign, they have been sending the company Two Words for Air New Zealand. These two words describe what workers want the airline to do or be.
Members are calling for “Collaborative Solutions”, saying that Air New Zealand is “One Whanau”. These messages and others can be seen online at rebuildbetter.nz/twowords
E tū’s Head of Aviation, Savage, says: “Air New Zealand is a success because the workers care about the customer experience. E tū members just want to get going again and those facing redundancy want to see a fair and positive pathway back to work as the flights increase.
“In the midst of all of the heartbreak and hurt caused by lay-offs, workers want to preserve the high standards they had and to be part of defining the future course for the industry.
“Union members have helped create a workplace where workers have a say so calling out what they think is important is a natural part of what they do. They don’t want to lose the positive things they have achieved in the last five years.
“They just want to create a better airline and their Two Words for Air New Zealand is something that speaks to this future.”
NB: Due to Air New Zealand’s staff policies, photographs in the Two Words campaign cannot be used by media without permission of the person in the photo.
For more information and comment: Savage, 027 590 0074
To organise using some of the photos: Gina Lockyer, 021 586 195