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Health and Safety Reform Bill: A failed opportunity

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 7:49 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The damaged, flawed Health and Safety Reform Bill has been voted through its final stage this afternoon. More >>

CTU supports RMTU Action

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) supports the action led by the Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) in a hearing with the Employment Relations Authority today. More >>

Workers safety, rights, rest time at Easter all go backwards

Monday, 24 August 2015, 5:13 pm | Council of Trade Unions

News that the government is planning to cut into family time off at Easter for retail workers comes on top of other backward steps for working conditions this week, the CTU said tonight. More >>

Health & Safety sculpture to water-down outside Parliament

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 7:52 am | CTU

A health and safety ice sculpture will be placed on Parliamentary steps by the Cenotaph today from 11am. More >>

The Government further mangles the health and safety law

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:13 pm | CTU

Today the Government has released the draft list of 57 industries that it considers high risk. In industries which aren’t on the list, workers won't have the right to request health and safety representatives in small-to-medium businesses. The Minister ... More >>

Slagging TPPA opponents shows how weak Govt argument are

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:49 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The continuous slagging and belittling of opponents of the TPPA, describing them as dupes and anti-trade, shows just how weak the Government’s arguments are,” says CTU National Secretary, Sam Huggard. He was commenting on recent statements ... More >>

Families of workers killed at work descend on Parliament

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Families of people killed at work around the country, including Pike River, are converging on Parliament today and tomorrow in a last ditch attempt to fix the government’s broken health and safety bill. More >>

Governments flunks “fix” for unfair zero hours contracts

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Government has revealed their “fix” to zero hour contracts as part of the Employment Standards Legislation Bill. More >>

Time to recognise inequality is on the rise again

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 2:44 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“It is time to recognise that income inequality is on the rise again,” says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. “Rising inequality means that even if the economy is growing, the income from it is not being fairly shared.” The Ministry of Social ... More >>

Student debt is a monster

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 11:10 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Student debt is a monster Working kiwis are burdened by student debt according to a report released today by the New Zealand Union of Students (NZUSA). The Income and Expenditure Report has found that students in tertiary education are facing some ... More >>

CTU wins second forestry private prosecution

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The employers of 19 year old forestry worker Eramiha Pairama, Puketi Logging, were today found guilty of a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act relating to his death in 2013. More >>

Worker health and safety training a casualty of indifference

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

As the government attempts to water down core provisions in its new health and safety law, funding to support high risk industry health and safety representative is also about to end. More >>

Little sleep after husband’s work death

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:05 am | Council of Trade Unions

• Silent vigil for lives lost at work in Tokoroa, Lake Moananui on the corner of Balmoral Drive and Arawa Cres behind the Cosmopolitan Club. More >>

If this is economic growth where is the benefit to workers?

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Unemployment should be decreasing after several years of growth in the economy,” says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. “The Government must be more focused on creating good jobs with fair pay. Workers are not getting the pay increases they deserve and ... More >>

Employer pleads guilty over forestry death

Monday, 3 August 2015, 10:55 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

M and A Cross Ltd , forestry employer of Charles Finlay, pled guilty today in Rotorua District Court More >>

Fix the Health and Safety law - Pike Families

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:42 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has today betrayed its promise to the families of workers killed at Pike, and in hundreds of other workplaces, by pushing weakened health and safety law through its second reading. More >>

Pike River Family members to hold Parliament Vigil

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Family of workers killed in the Pike River disaster will be conducting an evening vigil by Parliament this evening to mark the second reading of the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill tomorrow. The vigil will include 291 crosses and candles to ... More >>

10 Pike Rivers since Key's "broken" promise - widow

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:54 am | Council of Trade Unions

• Silent Vigil with 291 crosses held on Federal street between Wellesley and Victoria Streets today. • Setup from 7am to 8am with pack down 10am to 11am. More >>

Protest Vigil at National Party conference tomorrow

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:38 pm | NZCTU

There will be a vigil outside the National Party conference tomorrow morning to protest the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill. More >>

Prime Minister breaks promise on changes to health & safety

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:03 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is appalled with the report released today by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee. It considers the Prime Minister’s promise, that our laws would take “no steps backwards”, broken. More >>

 

 

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