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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 >>

Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the passing of the first reading of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill in parliament as a critical historic step towards women accessing their right to be fairly paid. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that ... More >>

Māori women effectively working for free from now

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Co-convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa, Laures Park said that today was the day that Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of ... More >>

Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Friday, 5 October 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is holding today in Wellington the first ever Roundtable for government, businesses, Māori representatives, trade unions and environmentalists on a Just Transition. The Roundtable will explore how New Zealand will fairly transition ... More >>

Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids . More >>

Apology from GWRC nice, but not enough

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU this morning welcomed the apology from GWRC for the massive failure of Wellington’s bus network, but noted they did not appear to have a clue how to fix the problems facing bus drivers or commuters. More >>

Swift resolution needed for primary teachers and families

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Unions stood behind NZEI Te Riu Roa members who today voted to reject the latest collective agreement offer from the Government, and urged for a speedy resolution to the industrial process. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said ... More >>

Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions ... More >>

Pasifika women effectively working for free

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:33 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today marks ‘working for free day’ for Pasifika women because of the gender pay imbalance. More >>

 

 

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