Another cornerstone of AWUNZ coverage regionally and nationally. With the spinoffs of Infrastructure by Councils and in some isolated cases Parks and Gardens.
Some Councils have retained Parks and Gardens which usually includes sports facilities and recreational services including swimming pools, gyms etc. Since 2017 we have been successful in negotiating the Living Wage as the entry rate in a growing number of Collective Agreements.
Water and Waste/Water remain “in house” for a number of Councils, in recognition of their services as being “core” responsibilities within Council.
AWUNZ regionally and nationally has a strong influence in this sector with very good Collective Agreements. There will be greater opportunities in the water services as major players in the market put pressure on Councils to have user pay or metered water as we have seen in some Cities in New Zealand.