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Trade Union Federation Leader injured in Davos

Monday, 29 January 2001, 2:08 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

Maxine Gay, President of the New Zealand Trade Union Federation has her arm in plaster after breaking her wrist during the anti-World Economic Forum activities in Davos Switzerland. She and other anti-WEF activists were forced by police to take a treacherous ... More >>

Davos Report I from Maxine Gay

Saturday, 27 January 2001, 5:32 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

What an extraordinary experience. There are 900 armed soldiers "guarding Davos" together with all of the police from the country plus police from other parts of Switzerland. More >>

Trade Union Leader Attends WEF Protests In Davos

Friday, 26 January 2001, 10:05 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

Trade Union Federation President Maxine Gay will be marking the last few days of the Federation by continuing to fight for those issues that have become her hallmark. She will be in Europe protesting at the effects of globalisation on the international ... More >>

Trade Union Federation Winds Up

Friday, 26 January 2001, 10:03 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

The Trade Union Federation is winding up on 31 January 2001 as the next step in the merger process between TUF unions and the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

A (Very) Small Step For Working People

Friday, 15 December 2000, 11:12 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

"The 2% increase to the adult minimum wage, and larger boosts to the youth minimum are welcomed but fall well short of the minimum wage regime needed to eliminate poverty amongst the lowest paid workers," said Trade Union Federation President, Maxine ... More >>

P.M. Has “Lost It” Says Maxine Gay

Friday, 17 November 2000, 9:00 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

Trade Union Federation President and Clothing Union Secretary Maxine Gay has denounced the Brunei APEC statement of P.M. Helen Clark to cut all tariffs on goods from the world’s poorest countries. More >>

Union Support for Treaties Bill

Friday, 22 September 2000, 1:27 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

Trade Union Federation Secretary, Michael Gilchrist, welcomed the selection by ballot of Green MP Keith Locke’s “International Treaties” Bill which will require normal parliamentary process to apply to all international treaties. More >>

Post Loss Inevitable Consequence Of Deregulation

Tuesday, 19 September 2000, 5:03 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“New Zealand Post’s significant loss over the last three months fulfills the predictions of those who campaigned against postal deregulation and is certain to put increasing pressure on the universal price-equalised service,” Trade Union Federation Secretary, ... More >>

Joint central bank nothing but sugar coating

Thursday, 14 September 2000, 1:32 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The creation of a joint central bank is largely irrelevant to the question of a single trans-tasman currency and would have only a palliative effect on the subsequent loss of our economic sovereignty,” TUF Secretary, Michael Gilchrist said today. More >>

Union Slams Free Trade Agreement Scam

Tuesday, 12 September 2000, 4:54 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“New Zealand is set to be duped again as it continue its tradition of wide-eyed naivete in international trade negotiations,” TUF President and Clothing Union Secretary, Maxine Gay said today. More >>

“Symbolic” Vote Raises More Questions Than Answers

Tuesday, 22 August 2000, 3:36 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The statement by the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, that there will be a ‘symbolic’ vote by Parliament over the proposed Singapore Free Trade agreement before it is ratified by Cabinet raises more questions than it answers”, Trade Union Federation ... More >>

Moore visit a symbol of “democracy deficit”

Friday, 11 August 2000, 10:33 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The visit to New Zealand of WTO head Mike Moore and his investiture with the Order of New Zealand co-incides with growing anger amongst workers, students and a wide range of civil society organisations over the growing “democracy deficit” in New ... More >>

Employment Contracts Act has hastened decline

Tuesday, 23 May 2000, 2:15 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“By encouraging employers to reduce real wages and to substitute cheap flexible labour for improvements in training and productivity, the Employment Contracts Act has played a key role in driving down New Zealand’s long term economic performance over the ... More >>

Dollarisation Damnned

Monday, 14 February 2000, 4:53 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“Dollarisation of the New Zealand currency, whether in terms of the Australian or United States dollars, would signal the end of democratic control over the national economy”, Trade Union Federation Secretary, Michael Gilchrist said today. More >>

Accident Insurance Bill Stops Overseas Takeovers

Thursday, 3 February 2000, 10:53 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill is a small bill with big implications”, Trade Union Federation President Maxine Gay told the special select committee considering the Bill today. More >>

TUF On Picket Death

Thursday, 6 January 2000, 11:59 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

The New Zealand Trade Union Federation expresses its horror and outrage at the murder of Christine Clarke on the official picket line of the New Zealand Waterfront Workers Union in Lyttelton last week. More >>

Government 'Buy Global' Campaign Progressing Well

Friday, 22 October 1999, 8:56 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The Government’s “Buy Global” campaign appears to be progressing very well,” Trade Union Federation President, Maxine Gay, said today. More >>

TUF Slams Proposed $16 Million PR Campaign

Wednesday, 15 September 1999, 10:22 am | NZ Trade Union Federation

“Not content with having destroyed tens of thousands of workers jobs through two decades of tariff reduction, the Government endorsed at APEC a $16 million “communications strategy” which, if successful, could see manufacturing die in this country and tens ... More >>

Alliance Tariff Policy Gets Thumbs Up

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 4:21 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

Policy announced by the Alliance yesterday to increase tariffs by 5% on all imported goods, (except those covered by the CER agreement with Australia), has received an unconditional thumbs up from many of New Zealand’s trade unions. More >>

Max advocates Breaching Interntional Standards

Friday, 27 August 1999, 4:17 pm | NZ Trade Union Federation

“The Minister of Labour, Max Bradford’s claims of a “backroom deal” between the Labour Party and unions can only reflect the Minister’s wilful ignorance of international labour standards,” Trade Union Federation, President, Maxine Gay said today. More >>

 

 

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