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Pike Court of Appeal decision endorses cheque book justice

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Court of Appeal has released its judgment this afternoon in the case taken by Pike widow Anna Osborne, wife of Milton Osborne, and Sonya Rockhouse, mother of Ben against the government agency Worksafe. More >>

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Today’s announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. “This ... More >>

Lowest incomes hardest hit by price increases

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Over the last year, households with lowest incomes were hit hardest by price increases,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, commenting on the Household Living-costs Price Indexes released this morning by Statistics New Zealand. “Looking at the ... More >>

National Government needs a vision for job creation

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“Every kiwi who wants a job should have access to a job; that’s a basic need of life in modern New Zealand. It should be a decent one that allows them secure income and to live in dignity as part of our community,” said CTU President Richard ... More >>

Costs for Kiwis are increasing

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:00 pm | Council of Trade Unions

“The rise in the Consumer Price Index for the three months to December is about what was expected at 0.4 percent but it is more than meets the eye”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “Price rises are usually low in December, having actually fallen ... More >>

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people welcome today’s Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased - not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April. More >>

Trade union movement mourns the loss of Joe Harawira QSM

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 8:23 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The trade union movement is mourning the loss of Joe Harawira (Ngāti Awa, Ngai te Rangi), the co-ordinator for Sawmill Workers Against Poison (SWAP) and a champion for working people. More >>

Ambulance officers deserve better - CTU

Monday, 9 January 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling for St Johns to value its ambulance professionals and return to talks in good faith. More >>

Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Figures out today show that what New Zealanders produced, measured by our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increased by 1.1 percent in the three months to September. “But while these figures look good on paper they don’t tell the whole story. ... More >>

Switch to dirty diesel reveals Government’s real agenda

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

KiwiRail must be resourced by the Government to provide a service which all Kiwis can take pride in; a service which is environmentally sustainable. More >>

Wellington City Council does the fair thing

Monday, 12 December 2016, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Great news today from the Wellington City Council; they are making progress towards paying the Living Wage to City Gallery security staff, by ensuring better pay rates no matter when in the day people are working. More >>

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Working people support better laws around domestic violence

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today, Green MP Jan Logie has had a proposed law drawn from the ballot which, if supported by other political parties, will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence. “The law needs to be changed. We ... More >>

Working women celebrate huge win

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:46 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi women are closer to getting paid what they are worth with the decision by the Government to implement the Equal Pay Principles as successfully negotiated by representatives of working people, business and the Government following the historic victory of ... More >>

Working for free

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

There is 13 percent left of 2016. In New Zealand we have a pay imbalance of what men and women are paid. On average across our society men are paid 13 percent more than women. So today is symbolic of women working for free for the rest of 2016. More >>

Pike families deserve answers and justice

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On November 19 2010, almost 6 years ago, 29 men were killed at Pike River Mine. Their deaths were completely preventable and no person or organisation has ever been held responsible. There has been no justice for the 29 men who remain in the mine. More >>

Those with lowest living standards face highest price rises

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The new information on prices facing different types of households released by Statistics New Zealand today means we should be even more concerned about inequalities and poverty in New Zealand,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Plenty of potential in Future of Work and jobs proposals

Sunday, 6 November 2016, 10:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Labour has significantly upped the stakes on new ideas generation for the future of work and good jobs, the Council of Trade Unions said today. More >>

Work and Income need to promote secure jobs

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Newshub’s revelation that the Ministry of Social Development is in partnership with Manpower - a labour hire company following some unlawful and shonky practices – shows an apparent disregard by both for people’s working conditions, says CTU ... More >>

Government policies still leave too many out of work

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“While a small reduction in unemployment is welcome, it is much too slow,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “That is still 128,000 officially looking for work, and worse than when this Government started eight years ago. Treasury says the rate ... More >>

 

 

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