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Pike River families have protected working people once again

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonya’s son Ben and Anna’s husband Milton ... More >>

Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. "Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration ... More >>

Wellingtonians want their quality rail service back on track

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 9:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions today said that people working in Wellington were showing support for safe public transport and fair treatment of train staff. President Richard Wagstaff said that union members affected by the industrial action ... More >>

Counting down to a better equal pay law

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:31 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says ‘working for free day’ today is no cause for celebration, but politicians have the power to make the 14th of November 2018 a happier date for New Zealand women. Because of the gender pay imbalance, the 14th ... More >>

Unions want a better approach to trade and investment

Friday, 10 November 2017, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that it wants to see a new approach to trade and investment developed that works better for working people, and it remains concerned with aspects of the TPPA that the Government inherited from the previous administration. More >>

Vector spot-on to adopt the Living Wage

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:09 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The announcement that Auckland electricity and gas provider Vector has become a fully-accredited Living Wage employer is a landmark move says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Parents can focus on the important things with new policy

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Mums, dads and other caregivers in paid work around the country will breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement of better paid parental leave today. More >>

NZPFA aiming for world-beating agreement for women members

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Professional Footballers Association (NZPFA) has the support of union members as they go into bargaining with New Zealand Football this week. "I think it’s expected by most people now that women receive equal treatment and respect ... More >>

New conversations about wages needed in New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today called on the Government and industry leaders to open up conversations about new ways of deciding on wages that work better for working people. The release of the Labour Market Statistics ... More >>

Unions relieved to see swift action on better equal pay law

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:17 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is congratulating the Government’s announcement they are scrapping National’s flawed equal pay and pay equity bill. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said that the move is in line with working people’s ... More >>

CTU Welcomes New Minister of Workplace Relations

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomes Iain Lees-Galloway as incoming Minister of Workplace Relations, of Immigration, and of ACC. More >>

Te Takawaenga relationship accord signed at union conference

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A strengthened relationship between the national representatives of Māori workers and the trade union movement has been marked in Wellington today. More >>

Labour-Green agreement brings Just Transition

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The Labour-Green confidence and supply agreement gives both to working people," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

New Vision for the Minimum Wage a Great Tonic

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"This is just the sort of change working people voted for," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. "It is great to see the Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Government putting people first and it is a really good first step on the path to ... More >>

Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said today that she had woken up full of excitement for New Zealand women, their families and communities following the announcement of the new coalition Government. More >>

Campaign is over, now the real work begins

Friday, 20 October 2017, 8:07 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"On behalf of working people, I can say how excited we are to have a coalition Government who have committed to lifting incomes, to women actually getting equal pay and to ending poverty in New Zealand" said CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard. More >>

Living in New Zealand even now more expensive

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:20 pm | Council of Trade Unions

-- The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living. "Prices are rising faster than wages, and some of the biggest price rises are basic necessities for ... More >>

Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Syd Keepa, the Council of Trade Unions, Te Kauae Kaimahi Vice-President Māori said he was saddened to hear of the passing on Sunday of Vera Kirihau Morgan, fondly known as 'Aunty Vera'. More >>

More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics released today [Oct 4] on workplace death and injury show that we still have a big problem in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

CTU: Special votes confirm mood for change

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working New Zealanders today welcomed the news that special votes in the General Election had reinforced the mandate for a change of Government. More >>

 

 

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