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Economy not meeting the needs of working people

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing as Treasury had predicted. More >>

Award recognises the value of working together

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an exemplar of what we can achieve when we all work together in an industry – working people, employers and government agencies,” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Together we build stronger, ... More >>

The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ more equal

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s Budget, the ninth this Government has prepared does not make our country a more equal society. More >>

Working people support Greens announcement

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten. ... More >>

West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Pushing the West Coast DHB into an expensive public ‘private’ partnership to fund the new Buller hospital makes no economic sense”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, referring to a revelation by the Association of Senior Medical Specialists ... More >>

Kiwis living rurally need the standard ambulance service

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:30 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Yesterday’s announcement, from the Government, that extra funding will be allocated to fund rural ambulance services needs to closely examined. More >>

Industry standards: a solution to improving wages

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that wages in the private sector are falling behind the cost of living and that urgent action from Government is needed. The average hourly wage grew by only 1.5 percent, well behind inflation of 2.2 percent ... More >>

Too many Kiwis are being killed at work

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:25 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

In the last two weeks seven New Zealanders went to work and never came home. They were killed at work. This Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, we remember them and other working people who were killed at work. More >>

Māori unionists call for iwi-union collaboration

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:55 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Rūnanga, the body representing 60,000 Māori union members, is marking Workers Memorial Day today with a call for iwi and unions to work together to help end workplace deaths. More >>

Prices of necessities rising

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Not only is the 1 percent overall rise in prices this quarter larger than expected, but it is concentrated mainly in necessities that hit the budgets of low and middle income households hardest,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, responding to today’s ... More >>

Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Lifting wages and improving the quality of work for workers in industries with large number of temporary migrant workers need as much attention as modifications announced today, the CTU says. More >>

Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:17 pm | NZCTU

Unions representing care and support workers are pleased to be jointly announcing with government a proposed equal pay settlement to 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors. More >>

OECD calls for better redundancy support – who is listening?

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:32 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A just-released OECD report on New Zealand calling for a more active role for the government in supporting redundant workers prompts a welcome debate, the CTU said today. More >>

A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed," said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission - New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good. More >>

Weak GDP growth not helping working people

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The weak growth in economic activity, coupled with more people not in work, in the three months to December, have a significantly negative impact on the incomes of working people,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “The growth in spending ... More >>

Delight with support for domestic abuse survivors

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people congratulate Green MP Jan Logie on successfully getting her proposed law, which will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence, over the first hurdle. More >>

Gender pay imbalance needs urgent action

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Research released today by the Ministry for Women ‘Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in New Zealand’ makes a useful and timely contribution to understanding the factors causing the gender pay imbalance. More >>

PM's uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work. More >>

Progress on the path to pay equity

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With the Government supporting the Pay Equity Principles the next step is to translate the theory of the Principles into reality and get women paid what they are worth. More >>

 

 

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