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Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly. More >>

BusinessNZ tarnish this country’s reputation

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

As part of the global day of action in defence of workers’ right to strike, the CTU is calling on Business New Zealand to stop campaigning to undermine basic human rights when it represents New Zealand at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More >>

Four year delay for committee to hear TPPA concerns

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU and fifteen other organisations have finally, four years on, had the opportunity to present orally to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee select committee regarding serious concerns workers, health professionals, development groups, digital ... More >>

Profit driven health delivery bad for patients using labs

Monday, 9 February 2015, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions support the concern of specialists that the privatisation of the laboratory services at Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Boards could have a negative impact on patients. CTU President, Helen Kelly echoes their ... More >>

‘Safer Farms’ approach ignores employment crisis in farming

Monday, 9 February 2015, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are worried that the launch today of a flagship safety programme by Worksafe into farm safety, will not work if there is no attention paid to the terms and conditions of employment, as these are contributing to making the industry, and farming work, ... More >>

Workers short changed

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have been short changed by up to one sixth of the wages they should have earned as a result of employers not sharing the benefits of productivity growth, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Workers overdue a pay catch up

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are well overdue a pay catch-up and 2015 will be a year where workers' expectations of a decent rise will increase, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

We will miss Russel Norman as Green Leader

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU wants to acknowledge the brilliant work, on behalf of New Zealand workers, of Greens leader Russel Norman today. “Russel has ensured the Green Party are an active supporter of the rights of workers and are vocal on all the issues that are ... More >>

Low inflation but high housing costs

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 12:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. More >>

Meat workers need Jobs that Count

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:27 am | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry. "Last year the CTU published a report on insecure work shows that at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people including ... More >>

Cuts in public services likely from Budget Policy Statement

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The horizon for workers looks gloomy with the release today of the Budget Policy statement. “Continuing real cuts in Government funding of public services are inevitable as a result of today’s Budget Policy Statement. The policy ignores the social, ... More >>

Government cutting back health services to dangle tax cuts

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The health service is already too stretched, and cutting further into New Zealanders’ health services to fund tax cuts is irresponsible, the CTU said today. Leaked cabinet committee papers have revealed District Health Boards need an additional $440 million ... More >>

CTU welcomes new Secretary Sam Huggard

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 12:09 pm | CTU

The union movement is welcoming newly elected CTU Secretary Sam Huggard who takes office from tomorrow, 1 December 2014, and is paying tribute to outgoing Secretary Peter Conway. More >>

CTU will not engage in Governments sham consultation process

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the CTU has sent a letter to Prime Minister John Key articulating serious concerns about both the content and the rushed process the Government has clearly signalled it intends to follow to progress the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation ... More >>

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ('MBIE') regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. More >>

CTU tells select committee to make workplaces safer

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:48 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU today spoke to Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on its submission about the Health and Safety Reform Bill. CTU Vice-President Richard Wagstaff said “New Zealand workers deserve the best law possible. The Government ... More >>

Government failing workers; young, women, Māori & Pasifika

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:44 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions believe the Government must to do more to help young workers in to jobs, education or training. Statistics New Zealand has today released figures which show that in the last year the number of 20-24 year olds not working or in education or training ... More >>

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 >>



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