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CEO salaries through the roof

Monday, 15 June 2015, 12:48 pm | Council of Trade Unions

CEO salaries through the roof while workers aren’t getting a fair share Far too many workers aren’t able to provide for themselves and their families and are missing out on getting ahead because wealth is being concentrated at the top, the CTU said ... More >>

CTU mourns Peter Conway

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi is thankful for all the expressions of support and admiration of past CTU Secretary Peter Conway following his death this week. Peter was a fine person and the outpouring of grief is an indication ... More >>

Peter Conway – Family Statement

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 4:14 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Peter Conway deeply loved life partner of Liz, father of Maddy, Sean and Rosa, died in Wellington today 9th June after battling a depressive illness for more than 12 months. More >>

NZ health and safety slammed on international stage

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have voiced concerns about the reform of health and safety happening in New Zealand, at the 104th session of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, in front of 185 countries. More >>

Worker missing at quarry

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers across New Zealand extend their deepest sympathies and concern to family, loved ones and colleagues of the missing digger driver working at a North Canterbury lime quarry. More >>

NZs health system $1 billion worse off than six years ago

Monday, 8 June 2015, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZs health system $1 billion worse off than six years ago; $220 per kiwi The Council of Trade Unions has completed a detailed analysis of the 2015 Health Budget and estimates that our public health system will be $1 billion worse off than it was six years ... More >>

More secret trade talks focus on what’s good for business

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are concerned about what is being negotiated in the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) as revealed in the largest ever leak from such negotiations by Wikileaks . More >>

Government wants safer workplaces… or does it?

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government wants safer workplaces… or does it? Today a widow and a mother sit together in the High Court in Wellington fighting for justice for the men that were killed at work in the Pike River Mine disaster of 2010, at the same time the Government ... More >>

Solo parents forced to work; but where are the quality jobs?

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:11 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government is increasing the expectations of paid work from solo parents without any thought as to where the jobs will be, the Council of Trade Unions said today. “There are already 100,000 part time workers who are wanting more secure hours ... More >>

Workers are missing out

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are missing out; National Government continues to support the privileged few Workers are not prioritised in the seventh National Government Budget. CTU President, Helen Kelly is hugely disappointed, “there is absolutely no vision to create quality ... More >>

Vote Health’s operational funding needs a $549 million boost

Monday, 18 May 2015, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Vote Health’s operational funding will need to increase by $549 million in this year’s Budget just to maintain the current levels of service. This is one of the key findings of a pre-Budget analysis of government health expenditure prepared by ... More >>

Regions need a jobs plan

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government must work with regional New Zealand to develop a plan for jobs development and wage growth to ensure kiwi workers are treated more fairly. More >>

Governments own statistics show no leadership on jobs

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:04 pm | NZCTU

Workers are concerned with the Labour Market figures, released today by Statistics New Zealand, which show that the Government isn’t doing enough to create jobs for New Zealanders. More >>

Will the Government’s 2015 budget focus on child poverty?

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:11 pm | NZCTU

Workers support the thousands of Kiwis who have already signed a petition calling on the Government to focus on child poverty in the 2015 Budget which will be released on 21 May. More >>

Productivity Commission Report is short-sighted

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU opposes recommendations made by in the Productivity Commission Report yesterday to privatise more social services under the guise of flexibility and innovation. More >>

Say no to McDonalds on May 1

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are asking New Zealanders to stay away from McDonalds on May 1; International Workers Day. More >>

The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions Canterbury welcomes the release of The People’s Choice Common Sense Plan as an alternative to the selling off of our assets being put forward in the Christchurch City Council’s Long “We do understand the enormity of the work still outstanding ... More >>

Reserve Bank must lower interest rate

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:58 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“With price rises at just 0.1 percent over the last year, the Reserve Bank must reduce its Official Cash Rate next week. It is well past time it did so,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “A housing price bubble is forming in Auckland – ... More >>

Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Government has let quarry workers down

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:13 pm | NZCTU

Unions are dismayed at the second death of a worker in a quarry within less than a month. “Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Scott Baldwin, who was killed on 19 March in South Timaru, and the yet-unnamed worker, who died yesterday ... More >>

 

 

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