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Budget 2016 – Working Kiwis deserve a better life

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English, has delivered the National Governments 8th consecutive Budget and working people are underwhelmed and disappointed. More >>

Health funding needs $691 million to maintain services

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government’s health budget will need to increase by $691 million just to maintain current levels of service. This is one of the key findings of a pre-Budget analysis of Government health expenditure prepared by the CTU and the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Mansions & garden sheds

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:22 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Herald has released data today showing that our highest paid executives had a pay rise of 12% in 2015. In contrast most working Kiwis had a pay rise of 2.2% over the same period. So while the news is great for these high paid executives – ... More >>

Government’s job creation strategies need a major boost

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are calling on the Government to significantly up their game in job creation, following a big rise in people looking for work. More >>

New Trade Union Centre Rebuild

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:25 am | Council of Trade Unions

A new Trade Union Centre (TUC) returns to Christchurch five years after the devastating 2011 Feburary 22, earthquake. More >>

99 Kiwis killed at work

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:05 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

This Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, we remember the 99* New Zealanders who went to work and never came home, the 99 New Zealanders who were killed at work. More >>

Working people deserve an apology from Bill English

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 10:47 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that Deputy Leader of the National Party, Bill English needs to apologise to working people after his reprehensible comments made about working people being useless. More >>

Government jobs strategy needed

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Following on from two large-scale redundancies announced in the past two weeks, new analysis out today from the Reserve Bank shows increased migration is contributing to the reason so many people are out of work. More >>

Training for workplace health and safety representatives

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions knows that high quality, worker-centric health and safety representative training programmes are a key to safer work under the new Health and Safety at Work Act. The new Act comes into force today and heralds ... More >>

Holiday pay roll mistakes can be fixed

Friday, 1 April 2016, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Holiday pay roll mistakes can be fixed The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to work with business and unions to resolve the miscalculation, by some employers, of holiday pay entitlements. “Today we have written to Minister ... More >>

New Health and safety law from Monday

Friday, 1 April 2016, 1:00 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on Monday 4 April. The new law will mean that more Kiwis will come home safely from work. More >>

Another forestry worker killed at work

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Another forestry worker has been killed at work today. The Council of Trade Unions sends our deepest sympathies to the whanau and colleagues of the man who was working on a Pan Pac forestry block inland from Tutira, north of Napier. More >>

CTU welcomes Labour Party leadership on the future of work

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 11:10 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU congratulates the Labour Party for their foresight and focused attention in examining the Future of Work. More >>

GDP increasing but productivity lagging behind

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 2:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

GDP figures out today show that there was a strong increase, at 0.9 percent, in what New Zealand produced in the three months to December 2015. Normally that should mean higher incomes for New Zealanders. More >>

Out@Work supports trans- hairdresser Dakota Hemmingson

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Out@Work, the nationwide organisation representing working people who identify as lesbian, gay, takataapui, bisexual, intersex, transgender and fa'afafine, is calling on employers to treat those that work for them with respect and dignity. Out@Work ... More >>

Zero hour contracts officially history

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 4:41 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Today in Parliament the Government, along with its support parties, and those in opposition, voted in agreement to end the ability of employers to use corrosive zero hour contracts. “As a society we are changing. Modern work means treating working ... More >>

Zero hours; goneburger

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people in New Zealand are on the verge of being much better off with zero hour agreements [contracts] on the cusp of being outlawed. “After seeing the final draft of the planned amendments to the Employment Standards Bill released today I ... More >>

International Women’s Day a day to celebrate Kristine Bartle

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 9:16 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"E tū union member Kristine Bartlett and her fellow workers are the perfect women to celebrate on International Women’s Day," says CTU Vice-President Rachel Mackintosh. More >>

Some voices will be heard on TPPA… others not

Friday, 4 March 2016, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Some voices will be heard on TPPA… others not In February CTU Secretary Sam Huggard wrote to the Parliamentary Committee about the very brief timeline to hear from the public about the TPPA. “Yesterday we heard back from the committee that it refused ... More >>

Living Wage rate released - $19.80

Monday, 29 February 2016, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is is proud to be joining faith groups and community groups in calling on employers to pay working people the living wage of $19.80 per hour. “The minimum wage, announced today of $15.25 isn’t enough to live on – it’s barely enough ... More >>

 

 

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