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Solo parents forced to work; but where are the quality jobs?

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:11 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government is increasing the expectations of paid work from solo parents without any thought as to where the jobs will be, the Council of Trade Unions said today. “There are already 100,000 part time workers who are wanting more secure hours ... More >>

Workers are missing out

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are missing out; National Government continues to support the privileged few Workers are not prioritised in the seventh National Government Budget. CTU President, Helen Kelly is hugely disappointed, “there is absolutely no vision to create quality ... More >>

Vote Health’s operational funding needs a $549 million boost

Monday, 18 May 2015, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Vote Health’s operational funding will need to increase by $549 million in this year’s Budget just to maintain the current levels of service. This is one of the key findings of a pre-Budget analysis of government health expenditure prepared by ... More >>

Regions need a jobs plan

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government must work with regional New Zealand to develop a plan for jobs development and wage growth to ensure kiwi workers are treated more fairly. More >>

Governments own statistics show no leadership on jobs

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:04 pm | NZCTU

Workers are concerned with the Labour Market figures, released today by Statistics New Zealand, which show that the Government isn’t doing enough to create jobs for New Zealanders. More >>

Will the Government’s 2015 budget focus on child poverty?

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:11 pm | NZCTU

Workers support the thousands of Kiwis who have already signed a petition calling on the Government to focus on child poverty in the 2015 Budget which will be released on 21 May. More >>

Productivity Commission Report is short-sighted

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU opposes recommendations made by in the Productivity Commission Report yesterday to privatise more social services under the guise of flexibility and innovation. More >>

Say no to McDonalds on May 1

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are asking New Zealanders to stay away from McDonalds on May 1; International Workers Day. More >>

The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions Canterbury welcomes the release of The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan as an alternative to the selling off of our assets being put forward in the Christchurch City Council’s Long “We do understand the enormity of the work still outstanding ... More >>

Reserve Bank must lower interest rate

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:58 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“With price rises at just 0.1 percent over the last year, the Reserve Bank must reduce its Official Cash Rate next week. It is well past time it did so,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “A housing price bubble is forming in Auckland – ... More >>

Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Government has let quarry workers down

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:13 pm | NZCTU

Unions are dismayed at the second death of a worker in a quarry within less than a month. “Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Scott Baldwin, who was killed on 19 March in South Timaru, and the yet-unnamed worker, who died yesterday ... More >>

Union members win fight over zero hour contacts

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 9:37 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Union members win fight over zero hour contacts Union members have won the removal of zero hour contacts in negotiations with fast food giant Restaurant Brands (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr and Starbucks). “Members of Unite Union have campaigned ... More >>

Movie industry fails workers

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 7:17 pm | NZCTU

Workers in New Zealand’s movie making industry are earning poverty wages. Three-quarters of the 12,600 jobs earned less than $13,200 in 2013 according to new statistics released by Statistics New Zealand today. More >>

Asbestos needs a ban and a plan - petition presented

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have today presented a petition signed by over a thousand New Zealanders calling on the Government to ban the importation of asbestos and develop a comprehensive plan for the removal of all existing asbestos in New Zealand. “Asbestos is the ... More >>

Paid Parental leave increases - but more work needed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are pleased that, from today, paid parental leave increases from 14 to 16 weeks, but unfortunately New Zealand is still well behind the support that other countries offer to new parents, the Council of Trade Unions said. ”The OECD average ... More >>

Some good changes but who is going to enforce them?

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The package of changes to minimum employment standards is a good start but doesn’t address the elephant in the room” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Public submissions refused on Government Procurement deal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:12 am | Council of Trade Unions

“Parliament has refused to hear public submissions on an international agreement the Government has signed that locks in future rules for government purchasing,” says CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard. “This should have been the one and only opportunity ... More >>

NZ-Korea agreement weak on trade

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:27 pm | NZCTU

Workers are questioning what the benefits will be of the recently confirmed free trade agreement with South Korea. More >>

Vital to support Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“It is vital that all members of Parliament support the Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill that New Zealand First has introduced,” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

 

 

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