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Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but more needed

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Government was moving from a rigid 20% debt target to a range between 15% and 25% is welcome," CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg says. "At a time when interest rates are low it makes absolute sense ... More >>

Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research, for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have conducted a detailed analysis of what ... More >>

PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:01 am | Council of Trade Unions

Minister Twyford’s announcement this morning of reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) will be a timely fix for bad legislation that has cost jobs and pay for drivers and left public transport systems broken says New Zealand Council ... More >>

New lawyers union calls for change in the legal sector

Monday, 20 May 2019, 8:17 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union (ALWU) launches today to advocate for all legal workers and to improve working conditions for junior lawyers in the legal sector. More >>

Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:21 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard is calling on Auckland Transport, part of Auckland Council to intervene, and "remove the suspensions which are preventing the people who keep Auckland’s trains safe, from doing their work." More >>

Big business attacks the low paid

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9:22 am | NZCTU

Access Community Health’s decision to suspend approximately 40 contact centre workers and coordinators taking part in a partial strike is draconian and reflects badly on their reputation, says NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Just Transition Summit

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet," CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. More >>

Welfare report offers hope - CTU

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group report Whakamana Tāngata provides clear recognition that our welfare system was broken and needed overhauling, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Employment Court decision will have a wide impact

Friday, 3 May 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa welcomes the decision of the Employment Court received yesterday that finds that the compulsory overtime provision applying to delivery workers in the NZ Post Collective Agreement is unlawful and unenforceable. More >>

Union leaders arrested by Fijian authorities

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Fijian Government to urgently release the Trade Union officials currently being detained. More >>

CTU calls for resolution of doctors strike

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 4:56 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says it’s in everyone’s interest that there is a swift resolution to the long running industrial dispute between resident doctors and District Health Boards (DHBs). More >>

CTU concerned by research findings in tertiary sector

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned by some of the findings in a ‘State of the Public Tertiary Education Sector Survey’ released today by the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi (TEU). More >>

May Day; outlook improving for working Kiwis

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 9:19 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

May 1 is International Workers Day on May 6 a number of significant employment law changes will come into effect making life better for working New Zealanders. More >>

Bus drivers to get breaks thanks to MOU

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Today’s announcement of an agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between government, unions, and employers is a hugely positive step in getting the buses moving on time while ensuring drivers are getting the breaks they are entitled ... More >>

Workers Memorial Day - April 28

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

All around the globe events will be occurring to mark Workers Memorial Day to remember those who were killed at work. More >>

Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 2:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Today’s announcement that the Government will not be supporting a Capital Gains tax is "hugely disappointing" says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Working Kiwis need to know that this Labour led Government is built on foundations of fairness," CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. More >>

NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun Laws

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has provided a written submission to the parliamentary Select Committee in support of the proposed improvements to gun laws. More >>

New Official Living Wage Rate Announced

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:14 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The independently assessed rate is defined as being: ‘the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A living wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate as active citizens in society.’ More >>

Law changes for domestic violence survivors

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes new support for survivors of domestic violence. From 1 April, the Victims Protection Act will allow for workplaces to be part of the solution to domestic violence. More >>

 

 

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