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Economic diversification for just transition underway

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Thursday’s budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today. More >>

CTU: Independent Budget Analysis

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bill Rosenberg and Ganesh Nana deliver independent Budget analysis Reflecting on the Coalition Government’s first Budget yesterday, Dr Bill Rosenberg posed the question why the Government won’t increase spending to 30 percent of GDP, at least. More >>

First Government Budget hits all the right notes

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says the Government’s first budget shows it backs the right priorities, and could achieve even more by raising revenue and freeing fiscal constraints. More >>

Government facing over $2.5 billion health funding gap

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New figures released today by Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene show the health funding gap since 2009/2010 has grown to $2.7 billion. This amount ... More >>

National Party lets women down

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says the National Party pulling support for a sensible and important bill to support survivors of domestic violence in their workplace is deeply disappointing and lets women down. More >>

Desire for tax offers hope for underfunded public services

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 8:29 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwis want more taxes and stronger public services. That's the clear message from independent market researc h commissioned by the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

More jobs, but they still need to be better paid

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"It’s good to see more jobs," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. "But the growth in wages is just happening too slowly." More >>

Input of working people key to safer workplaces

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says he is optimistic seeing working people at the centre of the Government’s Health and Safety at Work Strategy consultation document released today. More >>

Petroleum industry needs to get on with a just transition

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9:37 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that it was heartened by yesterday’s announcement from the Government of a just transition for those in the oil and gas industries, but disappointed that the petroleum industry appears unwilling to face facts. CTU ... More >>

No surprise that Kiwis value our teachers

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that new research published by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA that 83 percent of Kiwis think teachers need a pay rise is in line with feedback from union membership on the value of our public services and the people ... More >>

Kiwis should be able to choose to make work better together

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today presented to the Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, in support of giving New Zealanders back the ability to improve workplaces together. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said ... More >>

Economic diversification for Taranaki

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) welcomed the announcement today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of the Taranaki Action Plan, as an example of a more diverse and sustainable future for New Zealand’s regions. CTU Secretary Sam ... More >>

CTU releases comprehensive analysis of ERA Bill

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has today released their comprehensive submission on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the bill is a step in the right direction to restore balance in employment relations. More >>

Minimum wage boost sending the right signals

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Everyone deserves to be paid decently for the work they do," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff, "and Sunday’s 75c boost in the minimum wage is a good step towards better valuing working people." More >>

Hospital rot uncovers need to reassess government funding

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today said the mould that has been rotting the walls inside Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) buildings for the last six years is just one example of the urgent need for Government ... More >>

Unions ready to start just transition to low carbon economy

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:10 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the announcement today of Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods that the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) would be facilitating a tripartite approach with workers, business ... More >>

CTU supports better valuing District Health Board nurses

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was standing beside members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) who had returned a ‘no’ vote on their latest collective agreement offer. Mr Wagstaff said that it was in ... More >>

Latest economic figures show commentary out of step

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures out today showed economic anxiety from some business leaders is a political response, rather than one grounded in evidence. More >>

Your chance to decide what’s fair - Tax Working Group

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says participation by working people and users of public services is vital for a fair outcome in the Government’s Tax Working Group consultation process . "People in paid work make up a huge proportion ... More >>

Waiting for equal pay

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

What do a nurse, an early childhood teacher and a medical transcriptionist have in common? More >>

 

 

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