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A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed," said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission - New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good. More >>

Weak GDP growth not helping working people

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The weak growth in economic activity, coupled with more people not in work, in the three months to December, have a significantly negative impact on the incomes of working people,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “The growth in spending ... More >>

Delight with support for domestic abuse survivors

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people congratulate Green MP Jan Logie on successfully getting her proposed law, which will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence, over the first hurdle. More >>

Gender pay imbalance needs urgent action

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Research released today by the Ministry for Women ‘Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in New Zealand’ makes a useful and timely contribution to understanding the factors causing the gender pay imbalance. More >>

PM's uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work. More >>

Progress on the path to pay equity

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With the Government supporting the Pay Equity Principles the next step is to translate the theory of the Principles into reality and get women paid what they are worth. More >>

Pike Court of Appeal decision endorses cheque book justice

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Court of Appeal has released its judgment this afternoon in the case taken by Pike widow Anna Osborne, wife of Milton Osborne, and Sonya Rockhouse, mother of Ben against the government agency Worksafe. More >>

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Today’s announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. “This ... More >>

Lowest incomes hardest hit by price increases

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Over the last year, households with lowest incomes were hit hardest by price increases,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, commenting on the Household Living-costs Price Indexes released this morning by Statistics New Zealand. “Looking at the ... More >>

National Government needs a vision for job creation

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Every kiwi who wants a job should have access to a job; that’s a basic need of life in modern New Zealand. It should be a decent one that allows them secure income and to live in dignity as part of our community,” said CTU President Richard ... More >>

Costs for Kiwis are increasing

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:00 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The rise in the Consumer Price Index for the three months to December is about what was expected at 0.4 percent but it is more than meets the eye”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “Price rises are usually low in December, having actually fallen ... More >>

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people welcome today’s Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased - not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April. More >>

Trade union movement mourns the loss of Joe Harawira QSM

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 8:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The trade union movement is mourning the loss of Joe Harawira (Ngāti Awa, Ngai te Rangi), the co-ordinator for Sawmill Workers Against Poison (SWAP) and a champion for working people. More >>

Ambulance officers deserve better - CTU

Monday, 9 January 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling for St Johns to value its ambulance professionals and return to talks in good faith. More >>

Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today show that what New Zealanders produced, measured by our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increased by 1.1 percent in the three months to September. “But while these figures look good on paper they don’t tell the whole story. ... More >>

Switch to dirty diesel reveals Government’s real agenda

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

KiwiRail must be resourced by the Government to provide a service which all Kiwis can take pride in; a service which is environmentally sustainable. More >>

Wellington City Council does the fair thing

Monday, 12 December 2016, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Great news today from the Wellington City Council; they are making progress towards paying the Living Wage to City Gallery security staff, by ensuring better pay rates no matter when in the day people are working. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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