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Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member of the Film Industry ... More >>

Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the passing of the first reading of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill in parliament as a critical historic step towards women accessing their right to be fairly paid. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that ... More >>

Māori women effectively working for free from now

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Co-convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa, Laures Park said that today was the day that Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of ... More >>

Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Friday, 5 October 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is holding today in Wellington the first ever Roundtable for government, businesses, Māori representatives, trade unions and environmentalists on a Just Transition. The Roundtable will explore how New Zealand will fairly transition ... More >>

Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids . More >>

Apology from GWRC nice, but not enough

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU this morning welcomed the apology from GWRC for the massive failure of Wellington’s bus network, but noted they did not appear to have a clue how to fix the problems facing bus drivers or commuters. More >>

Swift resolution needed for primary teachers and families

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Unions stood behind NZEI Te Riu Roa members who today voted to reject the latest collective agreement offer from the Government, and urged for a speedy resolution to the industrial process. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said ... More >>

Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions ... More >>

Pasifika women effectively working for free

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:33 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today marks ‘working for free day’ for Pasifika women because of the gender pay imbalance. More >>

Latest economic figures expose gloom merchants

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Gross Domestic Product statistics out today are further evidence that business commentators’ attempts to darken economic and political confidence are out of step with reality, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says. More >>

Tax fixes not rocket science

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:53 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the interim report of the Tax Working Group which pointed to some obvious fixes to make New Zealand more fair and equal. More >>

Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions hosted a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment today on the steps of parliament. At the historical celebration, Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage and the Minister for Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway jointly ... More >>

Unions to GWRC - you can’t fix bus fiasco without drivers

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:36 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff and Tramways Union President and full-time bus driver Anne Reedy have made it clear to the Greater Wellington Regional Council that the Wellington bus fiasco cannot be fixed without the industrial dispute between Tranzit ... More >>

Compassion at the heart of Government a refreshing change

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 2:56 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Compassion is at the heart of the Coalition Government and what a difference a year has made already to the lives of New Zealanders, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff, who attended today’s event in Auckland. More >>

NZ First should not put big business ahead of working Kiwis

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By attempting to backtrack on its promise to strengthen New Zealanders’ work rights New Zealand First is letting down the very Kiwi battlers it claims to represent, says the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

CTU welcomes next Employment Relations Amendment Bill step

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is pleased to see progress on the coalition Government’s commitment to rebalancing working people’s rights, President Richard Wagstaff says. More >>

Kiwirail and union members demonstrate collective bargaining

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard extended his congratulations to Kiwirail and Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) members today for reaching a constructive and progressive deal yesterday to lift pay and work in partnership. Mr Huggard says this ... More >>

Unions backing learning support specialists

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 9:27 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was disappointing that NZEI Te Riu Roa learning support specialists directly employed by the Ministry of Education had to take industrial action today to get a decent pay offer. More >>

Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:26 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were supporting a public health system that listened to and valued the advice of clinicians, in response to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist’s concerns about our pathology ... More >>

Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. More >>

 

 

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