Posts Tagged ‘Registrar of Incorporated Societies’

Meat Workers Union corrected accounts present very different picture

November 28, 2012

At last, a year after I started my efforts to discover the true state of the Union’s finances, the consolidated accounts have been posted on the Incorporated Societies’ website. In contrast to the original set of accounts which showed the national office as having net assets of less than $1 million, the true picture incorporating all the branches shows net assets of over $5 million. (more…)


Meat Workers Union must report correct accounts by 12 October

September 27, 2012

The Registrar of Incorporated Societies, Neville Harris, has given the NZ Meat Workers Union (NZWMU) a deadline of 12 October to provide consolidated accounts for the 2011 financial year. The union has been given more time to provide similar details for the previous five years which cover the period since the national union took over the branches which were previously Incorporated Societies in their own right. (more…)

More disclosure, but still no explanation of union’s financial reporting

November 22, 2011

My column about lack of disclosure in the NZ Meat Workers Union accounts two weeks ago has provoked some interesting results, but so far no formal explanation of the union’s statutory financial reporting practice. (more…)

Union fees suffer from lack of disclosure

November 9, 2011

There’s a puzzling discrepancy in the annual accounts published by NZ Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Inc (NZMWU) because they apparently understate by a considerable margin the actual revenue and expenses of the different branches of the union, not to mention the balance sheet items held in each branch. (more…)