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Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Working people support better laws around domestic violence

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today, Green MP Jan Logie has had a proposed law drawn from the ballot which, if supported by other political parties, will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence. “The law needs to be changed. We ... More >>

Working women celebrate huge win

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:46 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi women are closer to getting paid what they are worth with the decision by the Government to implement the Equal Pay Principles as successfully negotiated by representatives of working people, business and the Government following the historic victory of ... More >>

Working for free

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

There is 13 percent left of 2016. In New Zealand we have a pay imbalance of what men and women are paid. On average across our society men are paid 13 percent more than women. So today is symbolic of women working for free for the rest of 2016. More >>

Pike families deserve answers and justice

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On November 19 2010, almost 6 years ago, 29 men were killed at Pike River Mine. Their deaths were completely preventable and no person or organisation has ever been held responsible. There has been no justice for the 29 men who remain in the mine. More >>

Those with lowest living standards face highest price rises

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The new information on prices facing different types of households released by Statistics New Zealand today means we should be even more concerned about inequalities and poverty in New Zealand,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Plenty of potential in Future of Work and jobs proposals

Sunday, 6 November 2016, 10:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour has significantly upped the stakes on new ideas generation for the future of work and good jobs, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Work and Income need to promote secure jobs

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Newshub’s revelation that the Ministry of Social Development is in partnership with Manpower - a labour hire company following some unlawful and shonky practices – shows an apparent disregard by both for people’s working conditions, says CTU ... More >>

Government policies still leave too many out of work

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“While a small reduction in unemployment is welcome, it is much too slow,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “That is still 128,000 officially looking for work, and worse than when this Government started eight years ago. Treasury says the rate ... More >>

Working people mourn Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 8:52 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Today New Zealand mourns the loss of union leader Helen Kelly. She was a fighter who died after a battle with cancer. More >>

Kiwis working harder

Friday, 7 October 2016, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“It’s good to see incomes rising,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, commenting on the income statistics released by Statistics New Zealand this morning, “but a big part of it is from people working harder and longer. We can see the pressures ... More >>

Official statistics out – women still paid less than men

Friday, 7 October 2016, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Media release: Council of Trade Unions Official statistics out – women still paid less than men Information released this morning by Statistics New Zealand shows that New Zealand is getting no closer to achieving pay equality between men and women ... More >>

Quality public tertiary education needed for all

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Draft Productivity Commission Report looking at new models of tertiary education poses risks for students and working people if the recommendations to open up tertiary education to increased private provision were to go further. More >>

Official information request reveals tip of the iceberg

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations. More >>

Suffrage Day – Equal pay as easy as 1-2-3

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:04 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Suffrage Day – Equal pay as easy as 1-2-3 What: Flowers (white roses) for female MPs in recognition of 123 years since New Zealand women won the vote and the need to ensure that New Zealand pays women equally. More >>

Low quality growth in production not encouraging

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"We are seeing low quality growth in what New Zealand produces," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the June GDP growth statistics released today. "Not all growth is equal." More >>

Paid leave for domestic violence survivors essential

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:59 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Justice Minister Amy Adams will announce her response to the Strengthening New Zealand's Legislative Response to Family Violence report at midday today, and working people are calling for better support systems at work for survivors of violence. More >>

Everyone should be respected at work; including migrants

Friday, 9 September 2016, 9:05 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people in New Zealand deserve the freedom to be respected and valued at work regardless of where they were born. More >>

All Kiwis deserve a home

Monday, 5 September 2016, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Council of Trade Unions spoke to the Labour, Green and Māori parties' inquiry about the importance of every Kiwi having a home; a place to raise and look after family. More >>

New Easter trading laws bad for families

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Today the National Government voted to make regional authorities responsible for deciding whether people get to spend time with the families on Easter Sunday or not. This was a bad decision by the National Government,” CTU Secretary Sam ... More >>

 

 

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