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Has the Government Budgeted enough for health?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:59 am | Council of Trade Unions

CTU Economist and Director of Policy Dr Bill Rosenberg along with Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have completed their detailed line by line analysis of the Governments 2019 ... More >>

CTU welcomes lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics out today show the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in a decade and that wages are improving for many. More >>

More Homes - a public good

Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:49 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Every Kiwi should have a safe, warm, dry place to call home. Today’s announcement from the Government that this year they have delivered the biggest increase in the number of public houses in almost 20 years "is to be celebrated. Ensuring we ... More >>

CTU Rūnanga calling on Fletchers to return sacred Ihumātao

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The collective voice of Māori working people, Te Rūnanga o ngā Kaimahi Māori, the partner of the Council of Trade Unions, is calling for the sacred Ihumātao land in South Auckland to be returned to Iwi. More >>

Making work better - Fair Pay Agreements

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government figures out today are consistent with what working people have told the Council of Trade Unions in our own survey, that a significant group of working Kiwis are unhappy and dissatisfied at work. Now the Government must act to make meaningful ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements are part of the solution

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 10:58 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Stats NZ has today released its latest findings to Wellbeing of New Zealanders, Well-being Statistics: 2018 . The facts are clear; working Kiwis need to be paid more to make ends meet. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements will make working life better

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:22 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today released an independent report conducted by economic research company BERL into the validity of sector bargaining. And the findings are clear - there is no economic reason not to implement sector bargaining but many ... More >>

Making workplaces free from violence and harassment

Monday, 24 June 2019, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

An historic international agreement by unions, employers and governments was forged last week in Geneva at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with a new international Convention passed to eliminate violence and harassment at work. The passing of this ... More >>

Global Day of Workplace Action to Climate-Proof Our Work

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On June 26 working people from New Zealand and around the world are taking climate action. More >>

Economy steady but need to prepare for change

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The GDP figures out this morning confirm that the economy is growing steadily and doing well compared to other OECD countries," says Richard Wagstaff, President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. More >>

Government supports collective bargaining for film and screen

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Joint media release from The NZ Council of Trade Unions, Equity NZ and NZ Writers Guild More >>

CTU welcomes initiative to progress discussions in education

Saturday, 1 June 2019, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU has welcomed the statement from Education Minister Chris Hipkins inviting the NZEI and PPTA to meet with him and senior Ministry officials to discuss the issues preventing a settlement of the current industrial dispute. More >>

CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the concept of a Wellbeing Budget "We certainly believe that a budget which focuses on meaningful measures to ensure the lives of all New Zealanders are better, is a good idea," CTU President Richard ... More >>

Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but more needed

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Government was moving from a rigid 20% debt target to a range between 15% and 25% is welcome," CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg says. "At a time when interest rates are low it makes absolute sense ... More >>

Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research, for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have conducted a detailed analysis of what ... More >>

PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:01 am | Council of Trade Unions

Minister Twyford’s announcement this morning of reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) will be a timely fix for bad legislation that has cost jobs and pay for drivers and left public transport systems broken says New Zealand Council ... More >>

New lawyers union calls for change in the legal sector

Monday, 20 May 2019, 8:17 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union (ALWU) launches today to advocate for all legal workers and to improve working conditions for junior lawyers in the legal sector. More >>

Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:21 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard is calling on Auckland Transport, part of Auckland Council to intervene, and "remove the suspensions which are preventing the people who keep Auckland’s trains safe, from doing their work." More >>

Big business attacks the low paid

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9:22 am | NZCTU

Access Community Health’s decision to suspend approximately 40 contact centre workers and coordinators taking part in a partial strike is draconian and reflects badly on their reputation, says NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Just Transition Summit

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet," CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. More >>

 

 

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