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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 >>

#PeaceLikeMine – international union campaign for Gaza

Friday, 8 August 2014, 10:46 am | Council of Trade Unions

Workers in New Zealand are today the first to participate in an international day of action being undertaken by unions across the globe calling for the United Nations to do more to deliver peace between Israel and Palestine. More >>

It doesn’t have to be like this

Friday, 8 August 2014, 9:08 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) knows that the reality facing workers and their families is a hash one. But it doesn’t have to be this way. More >>

Change the Government to improve jobs and wages

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 11:45 am | Council of Trade Unions

“The wage and employment statistics out today, the last before the election, show how the Government has failed workers over its two terms,” says CTU President, Helen Kelly. “Unemployment has at last fallen below 6% but at 5.6% and 137,000 ... More >>

Labour’s policies a step change for working people

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:47 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“After six long years of working life getting tougher in New Zealand workers have been given a real choice today with the announcement of Labour's Industrial Relations policy package,” CTU President Helen Kelly said. More >>

CTU Urges Reserve Bank Not to Raise Interest Rates

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:29 am | NZCTU

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Reserve Bank not to raise interest rates on Thursday. “Another rise in interest rates will raise the dollar further, striking another blow at high value manufacturing industries who are exporting or ... More >>

Charges laid against forestry employer

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Subsequent to the granting of leave by the District Court, Helen Kelly President of the CTU has filed charges in the Taupo District Court against forestry employer M & A Cross Limited for alleged breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment ... More >>

Prices rising where they hurt families most

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:40 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“While overall price inflation is still modest, and should give no reason for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates further, the rises are occurring where they hurt families most: in food, housing and electricity,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Low income families hit hardest by global crisis

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 9:57 am | Council of Trade Unions

“The effects on families of the global financial crisis, lack of adjustment of the accommodation supplement and high housing costs show up in the latest Household Incomes Report from the Ministry of Social Development,” says CTU Economist Bill ... More >>

Bridges must act to ban importation of asbestos

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is calling on Minister Simon Bridges to act on the eve of Mesothelioma* Day (*Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres). “Today in Parliament, MP Andrew Little tabled an asbestos containing product which was able ... More >>

CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:01 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU has today made a strong oral submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. “It is possible to turn around the terrible record of health and safety in this country, but this will only ... More >>

 

 

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