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We will miss Russel Norman as Green Leader

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU wants to acknowledge the brilliant work, on behalf of New Zealand workers, of Greens leader Russel Norman today. “Russel has ensured the Green Party are an active supporter of the rights of workers and are vocal on all the issues that are ... More >>

Low inflation but high housing costs

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 12:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. More >>

Meat workers need Jobs that Count

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:27 am | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry. "Last year the CTU published a report on insecure work shows that at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people including ... More >>

Cuts in public services likely from Budget Policy Statement

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The horizon for workers looks gloomy with the release today of the Budget Policy statement. “Continuing real cuts in Government funding of public services are inevitable as a result of today’s Budget Policy Statement. The policy ignores the social, ... More >>

Government cutting back health services to dangle tax cuts

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The health service is already too stretched, and cutting further into New Zealanders’ health services to fund tax cuts is irresponsible, the CTU said today. Leaked cabinet committee papers have revealed District Health Boards need an additional $440 million ... More >>

CTU welcomes new Secretary Sam Huggard

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 12:09 pm | CTU

The union movement is welcoming newly elected CTU Secretary Sam Huggard who takes office from tomorrow, 1 December 2014, and is paying tribute to outgoing Secretary Peter Conway. More >>

CTU will not engage in Governments sham consultation process

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the CTU has sent a letter to Prime Minister John Key articulating serious concerns about both the content and the rushed process the Government has clearly signalled it intends to follow to progress the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation ... More >>

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ('MBIE') regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. More >>

CTU tells select committee to make workplaces safer

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:48 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU today spoke to Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on its submission about the Health and Safety Reform Bill. CTU Vice-President Richard Wagstaff said “New Zealand workers deserve the best law possible. The Government ... More >>

Government failing workers; young, women, Māori & Pasifika

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:44 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions believe the Government must to do more to help young workers in to jobs, education or training. Statistics New Zealand has today released figures which show that in the last year the number of 20-24 year olds not working or in education or training ... More >>

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today's release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. "These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer." CTU President, Helen Kelly said. More >>

Shameful attack on all workers

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act slashing the rights of all Kiwi workers. “These changes are shameful. New Zealand now has some of the worst employment protections in the OECD. It is embarrassing that a country which ... More >>

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:04 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. “Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now. More >>

Reserve Bank should reduce interest rate

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

“The Reserve Bank should be reducing its policy interest rate, the OCR”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg in response to the Bank’s announcement today that it is not increasing it. More >>

CTU announces election of new Secretary

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The contested election for the position of CTU Secretary has been won by Sam Huggard. Sam officially takes office on Monday 1 December 2014. Sam has worked in the union movement and brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to workers and their ... More >>

Equal pay win in Court of Appeal

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More >>

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they ... More >>

Injuries at work show many sectors are too dangerous

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are deeply concerned about the research Statistics New Zealand have released today showing that almost one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation ... More >>

Pay gap between men and women growing

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:00 pm | NZCTU

The annual New Zealand Income survey has been released today and provides clear evidence that the gap in the average wage is widening between what men and women in New Zealand are earning. “The fact that there is a difference between what men and women are ... More >>

Most workers see little increase in pay rates

Friday, 3 October 2014, 12:14 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Despite strong growth in the economy over the last year, the median (middle) pay rate has risen only 1.7 percent – just 0.1 percent in real terms”, says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “So for most workers, any increase in income will have come from ... More >>



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