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GDP figures not good enough

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

In economic figures out today CTU President Richard Wagstaff says "New Zealand is flatlining. For nearly a decade our productivity performance and our growth per person has been embarrassing.” More >>

Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:10 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Kiwis need a healthy health system

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“All New Zealanders should be able to access the health care they need when they need it – this should be a fundamental basic,” said CTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Disgraceful description of health and safety as "overkill"

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is appalled that an Auckland accounting business has described health and safety as "overkill". More >>

Minimum wage challenging for PM and working Kiwis too

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Richard Wagstaff has challenged the Prime Minister to show some real leadership when it comes to wages by setting a clear target for the minimum wage. More >>

National Needs to Commit to Maintaining Basic Leave Entitlements

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are concerned that the National Party will change the 2003 Holidays Act if returned to Government stripping hard working Kiwis of basic leave entitlements. More >>

Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Greens have today launched their equal pay policy , working women know that this policy could make New Zealand a fairer place if implemented. More >>

Earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 11:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A new Council of Trade Unions report on wages, salaries and the income of the self-employed over the period 1998 to 2015 finds the hourly earnings of low and middle income wage and salary earners went up at half the rate of the highest paid. The only exception ... More >>

More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 9:08 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Findings released today by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research show that the gender wage imbalance can be attributed simply to sexism. More >>

More needed to meet health, education and housing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Treasury’s pre-election update of its forecasts for the economy and government finances, released today, show that the government surplus won’t meet what New Zealanders need in priority areas of health, education and housing. More >>

More forestry workers being killed at work

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On Monday forestry worker Te Oho Mauri Piripi ("Piri") Bartlet was killed at work. He is the second member of his family to have been killed at work in the forestry industry in a year. Te Oho Mauri Bartlet is also the fifth person to have ... More >>

Justice for Pike a step closer

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Justice for Pike a step closer Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step ... More >>

Working People Back New Trade Agenda for 21st Century

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:20 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century” The Council of Trade Unions (CTU), speaking on behalf of working New Zealanders, is putting its weight behind efforts to oppose resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

Kate Sheppard Would Not Have Supported Employment Bill

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:26 am | Council of Trade Unions

Today the Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working women, is calling on all women in Parliament to vote for women and vote against the first reading of the Governments Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill. Those that do vote against ... More >>

Labour market statistics bleak

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today from Stats New Zealand tell a bleak story about the labour market. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, “Too many people are still unemployed and looking for more work – and nothing has been done about it.” “A decade ... More >>

Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of this Bill, “we are carefully examining ... More >>

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. "Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the ... More >>

Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for workers

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today. More >>

Green infrastructure plan welcome

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Green infrastructure plan welcome Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, ... More >>

 

 

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