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Asbestos needs a ban and a plan - petition presented

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have today presented a petition signed by over a thousand New Zealanders calling on the Government to ban the importation of asbestos and develop a comprehensive plan for the removal of all existing asbestos in New Zealand. “Asbestos is the ... More >>

Paid Parental leave increases - but more work needed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are pleased that, from today, paid parental leave increases from 14 to 16 weeks, but unfortunately New Zealand is still well behind the support that other countries offer to new parents, the Council of Trade Unions said. ”The OECD average ... More >>

Some good changes but who is going to enforce them?

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The package of changes to minimum employment standards is a good start but doesn’t address the elephant in the room” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Public submissions refused on Government Procurement deal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:12 am | Council of Trade Unions

“Parliament has refused to hear public submissions on an international agreement the Government has signed that locks in future rules for government purchasing,” says CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard. “This should have been the one and only opportunity ... More >>

NZ-Korea agreement weak on trade

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:27 pm | NZCTU

Workers are questioning what the benefits will be of the recently confirmed free trade agreement with South Korea. More >>

Vital to support Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“It is vital that all members of Parliament support the Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill that New Zealand First has introduced,” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Economy growing – but who’s getting it?

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1:56 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Who’s benefiting from the growth in the economy? This is an important question after another three months of GDP statistics showing economic growth getting closer to the levels in the 2000s before the Global Financial Crisis,” says CTU Economist ... More >>

Inequality is not ‘flat to falling’, Minister

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Inequality is not ‘flat to falling’, Minister Assertions by the Finance Minister about inequality are not borne out by the facts, the CTU said today. Bill English told TVNZ’s Q+A programme on Sunday that inequality in New Zealand is ‘flat to ... More >>

March 8 International Women’s Day

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:40 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On Sunday woman all over the globe will be marking international women’s day. The International Trade Union movement’s theme for the day is ‘Count us in’. More >>

Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly. More >>

BusinessNZ tarnish this country’s reputation

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

As part of the global day of action in defence of workers’ right to strike, the CTU is calling on Business New Zealand to stop campaigning to undermine basic human rights when it represents New Zealand at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More >>

Four year delay for committee to hear TPPA concerns

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU and fifteen other organisations have finally, four years on, had the opportunity to present orally to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee select committee regarding serious concerns workers, health professionals, development groups, digital ... More >>

Profit driven health delivery bad for patients using labs

Monday, 9 February 2015, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions support the concern of specialists that the privatisation of the laboratory services at Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Boards could have a negative impact on patients. CTU President, Helen Kelly echoes their ... More >>

‘Safer Farms’ approach ignores employment crisis in farming

Monday, 9 February 2015, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are worried that the launch today of a flagship safety programme by Worksafe into farm safety, will not work if there is no attention paid to the terms and conditions of employment, as these are contributing to making the industry, and farming work, ... More >>

Workers short changed

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have been short changed by up to one sixth of the wages they should have earned as a result of employers not sharing the benefits of productivity growth, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Workers overdue a pay catch up

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are well overdue a pay catch-up and 2015 will be a year where workers' expectations of a decent rise will increase, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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