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Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of this Bill, “we are carefully examining ... More >>

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. "Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the ... More >>

Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for workers

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today. More >>

Green infrastructure plan welcome

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Green infrastructure plan welcome Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, ... More >>

CTU analysis shows funding freeze as health need grows

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The thorough CTU Health Budget analysis out today shows the raw facts of health underfunding of the public health service in particular. NZNO Chief Executive Memo Musa and President Grant Brookes say the $101m shortfall in Budget 2017 for national ... More >>

Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people Labour’s launch today of their Workplace Relations Policy is being celebrated by working people as innovative, future focused and fair. More >>

GWRC commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Media release: Council of Trade Unions Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together Finally some progress was made today to provide some certainly for Wellington’s bus drivers. Today the Greater Wellington ... More >>

Economy not meeting the needs of working people

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing as Treasury had predicted. More >>

Award recognises the value of working together

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an exemplar of what we can achieve when we all work together in an industry – working people, employers and government agencies,” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Together we build stronger, ... More >>

The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ more equal

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s Budget, the ninth this Government has prepared does not make our country a more equal society. More >>

Working people support Greens announcement

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten. ... More >>

West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Pushing the West Coast DHB into an expensive public ‘private’ partnership to fund the new Buller hospital makes no economic sense”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, referring to a revelation by the Association of Senior Medical Specialists ... More >>

Kiwis living rurally need the standard ambulance service

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:30 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Yesterday’s announcement, from the Government, that extra funding will be allocated to fund rural ambulance services needs to closely examined. More >>

Industry standards: a solution to improving wages

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that wages in the private sector are falling behind the cost of living and that urgent action from Government is needed. The average hourly wage grew by only 1.5 percent, well behind inflation of 2.2 percent ... More >>

Too many Kiwis are being killed at work

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:25 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

In the last two weeks seven New Zealanders went to work and never came home. They were killed at work. This Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, we remember them and other working people who were killed at work. More >>

Māori unionists call for iwi-union collaboration

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:55 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Rūnanga, the body representing 60,000 Māori union members, is marking Workers Memorial Day today with a call for iwi and unions to work together to help end workplace deaths. More >>

Prices of necessities rising

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Not only is the 1 percent overall rise in prices this quarter larger than expected, but it is concentrated mainly in necessities that hit the budgets of low and middle income households hardest,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, responding to today’s ... More >>

Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Lifting wages and improving the quality of work for workers in industries with large number of temporary migrant workers need as much attention as modifications announced today, the CTU says. More >>

Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:17 pm | NZCTU

Unions representing care and support workers are pleased to be jointly announcing with government a proposed equal pay settlement to 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors. More >>

 

 

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