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Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions ... More >>

Pasifika women effectively working for free

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:33 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today marks ‘working for free day’ for Pasifika women because of the gender pay imbalance. More >>

Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Gross Domestic Product statistics out today are further evidence that business commentators’ attempts to darken economic and political confidence are out of step with reality, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says. More >>

Tax fixes not rocket science

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:53 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the interim report of the Tax Working Group which pointed to some obvious fixes to make New Zealand more fair and equal. More >>

Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions hosted a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment today on the steps of parliament. At the historical celebration, Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage and the Minister for Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway jointly ... More >>

Unions to GWRC - you can’t fix bus fiasco without drivers

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:36 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff and Tramways Union President and full-time bus driver Anne Reedy have made it clear to the Greater Wellington Regional Council that the Wellington bus fiasco cannot be fixed without the industrial dispute between Tranzit ... More >>

Compassion at the heart of Government a refreshing change

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 2:56 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Compassion is at the heart of the Coalition Government and what a difference a year has made already to the lives of New Zealanders, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff, who attended today’s event in Auckland. More >>

NZ First should not put big business ahead of working Kiwis

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By attempting to backtrack on its promise to strengthen New Zealanders’ work rights New Zealand First is letting down the very Kiwi battlers it claims to represent, says the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

CTU welcomes next Employment Relations Amendment Bill step

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is pleased to see progress on the coalition Government’s commitment to rebalancing working people’s rights, President Richard Wagstaff says. More >>

Kiwirail and union members demonstrate collective bargaining

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard extended his congratulations to Kiwirail and Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) members today for reaching a constructive and progressive deal yesterday to lift pay and work in partnership. Mr Huggard says this ... More >>

Unions backing learning support specialists

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 9:27 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was disappointing that NZEI Te Riu Roa learning support specialists directly employed by the Ministry of Education had to take industrial action today to get a decent pay offer. More >>

Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:26 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were supporting a public health system that listened to and valued the advice of clinicians, in response to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist’s concerns about our pathology ... More >>

Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. More >>

Better wage rules needed to catch Kiwis up

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Wage growth was still slow over the last year, and though for some it picked up a little from the year before, it is uneven," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the Labour Markets (Income) statistics released by Statistics New Zealand this ... More >>

Average gender pay imbalance increasing

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average ... More >>

It’s time for teachers to shine

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:28 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that union members and officials around the country would be turning out to support NZEI Te Riu Roa industrial action to protect quality public education and the teaching profession. More >>

CTU celebrates settlement for education support workers

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs. More >>

Unions congratulate FIRST members on Bunnings win

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were proud of FIRST members for standing together for better pay as part of their ‘Worth It’ campaign. The latest campaign success is a better offer to members working at Bunnings ... More >>

Rising wages show ability to deliver better lives

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard today welcomed the news that wages are finally being actively lifted out of long-term stagnation with the release of new data by Statistics New Zealand . More >>

Victims' Protection Law shows difference this Govt can make

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 6:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard congratulated Green MP Jan Logie and the Government parties today for their persistence in passing her Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill into law. More >>

 

 

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