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CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today's release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. "These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer." CTU President, Helen Kelly said. More >>

Shameful attack on all workers

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act slashing the rights of all Kiwi workers. “These changes are shameful. New Zealand now has some of the worst employment protections in the OECD. It is embarrassing that a country which ... More >>

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:04 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. “Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now. More >>

Reserve Bank should reduce interest rate

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

“The Reserve Bank should be reducing its policy interest rate, the OCR”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg in response to the Bank’s announcement today that it is not increasing it. More >>

CTU announces election of new Secretary

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The contested election for the position of CTU Secretary has been won by Sam Huggard. Sam officially takes office on Monday 1 December 2014. Sam has worked in the union movement and brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to workers and their ... More >>

Equal pay win in Court of Appeal

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More >>

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they ... More >>

Injuries at work show many sectors are too dangerous

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are deeply concerned about the research Statistics New Zealand have released today showing that almost one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation ... More >>

Pay gap between men and women growing

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:00 pm | NZCTU

The annual New Zealand Income survey has been released today and provides clear evidence that the gap in the average wage is widening between what men and women in New Zealand are earning. “The fact that there is a difference between what men and women are ... More >>

Most workers see little increase in pay rates

Friday, 3 October 2014, 12:14 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Despite strong growth in the economy over the last year, the median (middle) pay rate has risen only 1.7 percent – just 0.1 percent in real terms”, says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “So for most workers, any increase in income will have come from ... More >>

Falling economic growth – wage rises overdue

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:30 pm | NZCTU

“The lower GDP growth in the three months to June is further evidence that growth has peaked. New Zealand’s economy is on the way down to mediocre growth rates,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “Yet wage rises are still weak with 43% of wage ... More >>

Get Out and Vote campaign a success

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Tens of thousands of workers from all around New Zealand have embraced the Get Out and Vote campaign and have created their own personalised voting plan, the CTU said today. “With three days of voting left in the 2014 General Election our campaign ... More >>

Workers despair at Nationals lack of fairness

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:54 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Nationals Workplaces policy, released today, fails to articulate any vison about how life for working New Zealanders can be improved.” CTU President Helen Kelly said. “Again if this policy focusses on removing work rights, its own documents ... More >>

CTU supports Pike families’ application for judicial review

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is supporting the application filed by two of the Pike families to review the decision not to continue the prosecution against Pike River Mine CEO Peter Whittall. More >>

Outlook: lack of wage growth & unemployment above 5%

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:23 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The Reserve Bank’s forecasts show an economy that offers little hope of fair wage increases and falls in unemployment to pre-GFC levels under current policies,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. “It says wage growth is ‘subdued’ and held ... More >>

Labours Jobs & Skills policy; what Kiwi workers need

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The union movement is supporting the Jobs and Skills policy the Labour Party have launched today. “We welcome this committed plan to ensure more jobs and better wages for Kiwis”. CTU President, Helen Kelly, said. “To get unemployment down ... More >>

Police arrest and charge over death of forestry worker

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd. Lincoln was killed when a tree was felled on him during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More >>

Greens workers policy supported by union movement

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting the Green Party’s policy launched today focused on improving life for working New Zealanders. “This policy shows the Greens commitment to collective bargaining as the best and fairest way to improve workers terms and conditions. It ... More >>

Government “opening of the books” shows wasted opportunity

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:32 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The economic and fiscal forecasts in the pre-election update – the ‘opening of the government’s books’ – shows how the Government has failed to grasp the opportunity of the Global Financial Crisis to rebalance the economy,” says CTU ... More >>

Worksafe must learn lessons - forestry Industry cannot self-regulate

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Worksafe must learn lessons - forestry Industry cannot self-regulate “The CTU does not support Worksafe’s submission to the independent Forestry Review Panel that there can be an “industry led” approach to addressing the serious issues ... More >>

 

 

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