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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 >>

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work Working people are pleased that today politicians will be discussing the Minimum Wage (Contractor’s Remuneration) Bill. “We are calling on political parties who care about working people, and their families, ... More >>

Pacific labour mobility meeting missing key ingredient

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A meeting on Pacific labour mobility in New Zealand this week has a glaring omission – the voices of organised labour, the NZ Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Easter Sunday should be for families, not commerce

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:10 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call of two former All Blacks to protect family time at Easter. More >>

Crowdsourced advert highlights Kiwis’ AFFCO concerns

Monday, 22 August 2016, 9:40 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Crowdsourced advert highlights Kiwis’ AFFCO concerns Hundreds of concerned New Zealanders have come together to fund a full page advertisement in the Nelson Mail today to tell Sir Peter Talley to negotiate fairly with people who work at Talley’s-owned ... More >>

The Government must do more to get Kiwis in work

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 1:57 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"There is plenty that needs doing that could put more Kiwis in work. But figures out today show that there are still too many Kiwis out of work,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. In the June quarter official unemployment was 5.1 percent or 131,000 ... More >>

Midwives, like all working women, deserve fair pay

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 9:37 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand working women are building momentum in their call for fair pay. “It is wonderful to see another group of working women, this time midwives, using their collective voice to turn up the volume on the need for their incredibly important ... More >>

Labour's plan to boost skills development refreshing

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The future of work needs to be one where working people have good, satisfying jobs with decent incomes, and Labour's announcements today on boosting skills are welcome, the CTU said today. More >>

Green Party’s plan to boost manufacturing a winner

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:25 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s announcement from the Green Party to boost manufacturing in New Zealand is supported by working people. “Increasing and improving manufacturing in New Zealand is a specific way to create more quality jobs which is crucial,” CTU President, ... More >>

Civil Aviation needs to reconsider aggressive behaviour

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Good employers do not prevent those they employee from coming to work. This is exactly what Civil Aviation is intending on doing by "locking out" people who have joined together in union to achieve better terms and conditions at work," ... More >>

Prime Minister must back working Kiwis

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Prime Minister needs to reassess his priorities and move urgently to stop working Kiwis losing up to a million dollars a day says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Urgent action needed to prevent workers losing millions

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:05 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government must take action urgently to prevent working people losing up to a million dollars a day in unpaid holiday pay while the multi-billion dollar payroll problem is fixed, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:26 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government research agrees with CTU; 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment More >>

90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are pleased that research commissioned by the Government is consistent with what working people have being saying - that 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment. More >>

Government bans importation of (most) asbestos

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:19 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Working people have been demanding that the Government ban the importation of cancer causing asbestos for decades. Yesterday the Government took action and banned most importation of asbestos. More >>

More balance in the economy needed to ensure strong growth

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

More balance in the economy needed to ensure strong growth in incomes of working people More >>

Public health services worse off than in 2009/10

Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Health budget analysis: public health services at least $1.2 billion worse off than in 2009/10 More >>

Holidays Act underpayment of workers raised on global stage

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 10:41 am | NZCTU

CTU President Richard Wagstaff addressed the International Labour Organisation (the United Nations agency for work and employment) today at 8 pm New Zealand time to focus global attention on the New Zealand government’s failure to protect working ... More >>

The payroll secret that is costing workers $500 a year

Sunday, 5 June 2016, 10:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Fresh analysis of documents released this week show that MBIE pushed to keep secret the significant underpayment of up to a third of New Zealand workers under the Holidays Act, costing affected workers up to $500 a year while the issue remained unresolved. More >>

Budget 2016 – Working Kiwis deserve a better life

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English, has delivered the National Governments 8th consecutive Budget and working people are underwhelmed and disappointed. More >>

 

 

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