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MSD should only promote decent jobs

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:49 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the Ministry of Social Development’s statement that helping Tranzit recruit for bus-driving jobs that are under dispute was inappropriate. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the call, made yesterday, is the right one. More >>

Working people need urgent action on safe affordable homes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the Renters United plan to fix renting in New Zealand as a positive contribution to the conversation on housing for working people. "Practical and urgent policy options to provide safer housing, ... More >>

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change An Ombudsman’s report released last week shows our deportation rules aren’t working, especially for eight Indian students who were deported last year, says CTU Vice-president Rachel Mackintosh. More >>

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted by new Principles Ensuring that employment practices are free from gender bias, that pay rates are transparent and that the role of unpaid work is finally recognised, are among new Principles ... More >>

More family time with littlest ones from this Sunday

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said new parents have reason to celebrate this Sunday with the increase of paid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks. More >>

Government and unions right the wrong

Friday, 22 June 2018, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated the Government, the Public Service Association and E tū - and also providers - on a deal that rightly puts mental health and addiction support workers back into the pay equity settlement ... More >>

Post Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:03 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 billion would need to be ... More >>

Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today’s vote from New Zealand Nurses Organisation members to reject the latest agreement offer from District Health Boards showed the cumulative strain of nine years of health ... More >>

Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that Burger King should stick to flame-grilling burgers instead of roasting employment relations, as Unite members have had to resort to taking industrial action around the country. More >>

Living wage win shows success of campaign

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:19 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff congratulated Living Wage Aotearoa and the Government for moving to a living wage of at least $20.55 an hour by the first of September for all people employed in the core public service. More >>

Time for Council to show their real colours on Tranzit

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:52 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff told the Greater Wellington Regional Council today that it was time to show voters and ratepayers what they were made of by releasing the terms of contract negotiated with bus operator Tranzit. More >>

Nats letting down Kiwi businesses with FPA response

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that he was disappointed in the National Party’s knee-jerk response to the Government’s announcement of the Fair Pay Agreement working group yesterday. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements put NZ back on track to decent jobs

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Fair Pay Agreements put New Zealand back on track to decent jobs Decent jobs for Kiwis who have been trapped in low-wage industries are set to return with Fair Pay Agreements, says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Holidays Act changes to be worked through between parties

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:29 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was looking forward to working with business and Government on a review of the Holidays Act to ensure working people are fully and properly paid what they legally earn. More >>

Payroll needs to recognise that parenting is skilled work

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said that new research released this morning by public policy researchers at Motu shows parenthood is undervalued by employers as skilled but unpaid work, with mothers being impacted by a lifelong ‘parenthood penalty’. ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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