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CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 7:40 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today oral submissions begin on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and the Council of Trade Unions is one of the first off the blocks to support this law at Select Committee. More >>

Labour statistics show more effort from government required

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming signs today, in the Labour Market Statistics, of stronger pay rises coming through but says there is a long way still to go. More >>

Living Wage for Westpac

Friday, 1 February 2019, 10:20 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming growing awareness in the business sector that lifting incomes is a priority, with today’s announcement that Westpac will be an accredited Living Wage employer. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:06 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Working Kiwis are a step closer to having fairness at work with today's announced recommendations from the working party on Fair Pay Agreements," said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. More >>

CTU workforce survey shows urgent need for change

Monday, 7 January 2019, 10:59 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The results are in for the CTU Together 2019 cost of living and income survey and it is clear that urgent change is needed with more than 70% of respondents reporting their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living despite more than 55% reporting ... More >>

Unions urge Ora Toa Health to find compassion

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Unions urge Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) to find compassion this Christmas More >>

Minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

After decades of working Kiwi’s incomes declining relative to the slice of income taken by shareholders , the Government has announced a plan that will help catch wages up, said Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Changes to migrant labour system for employers welcomed

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the opening of a consultation process on changes for employers wanting to hire people on migrant work visas. More >>

Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Economist Bill Rosenberg applauded the new approach to Government Budgets, as described in the Budget Policy Statement this afternoon, for taking into account the wellbeing of working people and their families. More >>

Meat workers welcome ERA changes

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Meat Workers around Aotearoa New Zealand are welcoming the passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill into law today and look forward to its implementation in 2019. Of particular concern to some meat workers was the weakening of the specific ... More >>

Victory for working people in New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. "This law allows Kiwis to ... More >>

Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

Monday, 3 December 2018, 12:03 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions are supporting the call from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for the Government to find agreement on safe staffing levels for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard ... More >>

Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:27 pm | CTU

Working people are looking forward to fairer employment law passing this side of Christmas says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Midwives central to safe care

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was disappointed Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service (MERAS) union members in District Health Boards (DHBs) have had to resort to industrial action, and urged ... More >>

CTU calls for solidarity for locked out Waikato bus drivers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff has called on union members around the country to donate to the lock out fund for FIRST members who have been denied their incomes by Go Bus in the Waikato. "This employer has cynically tried to ... More >>

Working people killed in Pike River will not be forgotten

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:43 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the long-awaited release of the Pike River re-entry plan as a victory for the Pike River community and families of the men killed working in the mine. "For eight years, while ... More >>

Women in NZ effectively working for free from now

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 11:47 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh says New Zealand’s gender pay imbalance can and must be fixed. "Employers discriminate against women from the first day of work to the last, all the way from minimum wage jobs to Chief Executives.That ... More >>

CTU comment on employment statistics

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s wage figures show that Governments can and do make a real difference to the wages of working people, and that the effort needs to continue, the CTU said today. More >>

Government move on electric trains welcomed by CTU

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the Government announcement that Kiwirail would retain 15 electric engines on the Northern Trunk Line between Hamilton and Palmerston North. Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was a perfect example of ‘Just ... More >>

Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member of the Film Industry ... More >>

 

 

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