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Pay the job not the gender

Friday, 2 October 2015, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Pay the job not the gender There is an increasing appetite to deal to the persistent gender pay gap, the Council of Trade Unions said today. The New Zealand Income Survey, out today , shows that average hourly pay rates for women are still 14 percent lower ... More >>

Workers are certainly concerned about wages, Minister

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:17 pm | NZCTU

The government may not be concerned about workers not getting a fair share, but workers themselves certainly are, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

MSD “Investment Approach” is not an investment approach

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English gave the first in a series of lectures at Treasury on the Government’s “Social Investment” approach. A flagship part of this is the so-called “Investment Approach” used by the Ministry of Social ... More >>

Economy isn’t serving those who need it most

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Economic growth is faltering with no growth per person in New Zealand over the three months to June”, says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 0.4 percent in the quarter, but population was estimated to have grown ... More >>

Doctor threatened with disciplinary action

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:44 am | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU echoes concerns raised by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) that Whanganui District Health Board is threatening to take displinary action against a senior doctor who spoke out publically against the Trans Pacific Partnership ... More >>

Government admits immigration policies have kept wages down

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“At last Bill English has admitted that the immigration policies of his Government have kept wages down. Now he must act to ensure that employers pay working people a fair share of the income they are producing”, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard More >>

Report opens door to privatisation of social services

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU wants more support for publically provided social services and is concerned that today’s report from the Productivity Commission is an opportunity for the Government to open up social services to untested and new forms of private provision. More >>

Health and Safety Reform Bill: A failed opportunity

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 7:49 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The damaged, flawed Health and Safety Reform Bill has been voted through its final stage this afternoon. More >>

CTU supports RMTU Action

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) supports the action led by the Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) in a hearing with the Employment Relations Authority today. More >>

Workers safety, rights, rest time at Easter all go backwards

Monday, 24 August 2015, 5:13 pm | Council of Trade Unions

News that the government is planning to cut into family time off at Easter for retail workers comes on top of other backward steps for working conditions this week, the CTU said tonight. More >>

Health & Safety sculpture to water-down outside Parliament

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 7:52 am | CTU

A health and safety ice sculpture will be placed on Parliamentary steps by the Cenotaph today from 11am. More >>

The Government further mangles the health and safety law

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:13 pm | CTU

Today the Government has released the draft list of 57 industries that it considers high risk. In industries which aren’t on the list, workers won't have the right to request health and safety representatives in small-to-medium businesses. The Minister ... More >>

Slagging TPPA opponents shows how weak Govt argument are

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:49 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The continuous slagging and belittling of opponents of the TPPA, describing them as dupes and anti-trade, shows just how weak the Government’s arguments are,” says CTU National Secretary, Sam Huggard. He was commenting on recent statements ... More >>

Families of workers killed at work descend on Parliament

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Families of people killed at work around the country, including Pike River, are converging on Parliament today and tomorrow in a last ditch attempt to fix the government’s broken health and safety bill. More >>

Governments flunks “fix” for unfair zero hours contracts

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Government has revealed their “fix” to zero hour contracts as part of the Employment Standards Legislation Bill. More >>

Time to recognise inequality is on the rise again

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 2:44 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“It is time to recognise that income inequality is on the rise again,” says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. “Rising inequality means that even if the economy is growing, the income from it is not being fairly shared.” The Ministry of Social ... More >>

Student debt is a monster

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 11:10 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Student debt is a monster Working kiwis are burdened by student debt according to a report released today by the New Zealand Union of Students (NZUSA). The Income and Expenditure Report has found that students in tertiary education are facing some ... More >>

CTU wins second forestry private prosecution

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The employers of 19 year old forestry worker Eramiha Pairama, Puketi Logging, were today found guilty of a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act relating to his death in 2013. More >>

Worker health and safety training a casualty of indifference

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

As the government attempts to water down core provisions in its new health and safety law, funding to support high risk industry health and safety representative is also about to end. More >>

Little sleep after husband’s work death

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:05 am | Council of Trade Unions

• Silent vigil for lives lost at work in Tokoroa, Lake Moananui on the corner of Balmoral Drive and Arawa Cres behind the Cosmopolitan Club. More >>



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