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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 >>

Urgent TPPA hearing critical to honouring Treaty

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

It is critical that the Waitangi Tribunal agrees to an urgent hearing into allegations the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) breaches the Treaty of Waitangi, says Council of Trade Unions Vice-President Māori Syd Keepa. More >>

Contractors minimum wage bill deserves support of Parliament

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A bill that will allow workers engaged as contractors to access minimum pay rates deserves the full support of Parliament tonight. More >>

Housing costs driving inflation

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Housing costs driving inflation “The annual increase in the consumer price index (CPI) would have been negative 0.4 percent instead of going up 0.3 percent if it hadn’t been for the 2.5 percent increase in housing, energy and property costs,” ... More >>

Housing costs driving inflation

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The annual increase in the consumer price index (CPI) would have been negative 0.4 percent instead of going up 0.3 percent if it hadn’t been for the 2.5 percent increase in housing, energy and property costs,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. ... More >>

Trade Minister puts global pharmacy giants ahead

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 9:36 am | Council of Trade Unions

Trade Minister puts global pharmacy giants ahead of his constituents Workers are set to lose out big time with rising healthcare costs if the government signs New Zealand up to a secretive investment deal no one seems to want, the CTU said today. ... More >>

Only half of people get jobs when leaving a benefit

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 10:35 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“New data obtained by the CTU shows that less than half of people who come off a benefit are known to have obtained work,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “In 2014, MSD records show only 46% obtained work. We therefore cannot assume that ... More >>

Employment law tweaks won't let workers have secure incomes

Monday, 13 July 2015, 9:37 am | Council of Trade Unions

Employment law tweaks won't let workers have secure incomes Changes to employment law signalled this morning by the Government will not ensure secure jobs and reliable incomes for workers. These changes will place additional barriers to moving to secure ... More >>

CEO salaries through the roof

Monday, 15 June 2015, 12:48 pm | Council of Trade Unions

CEO salaries through the roof while workers aren’t getting a fair share Far too many workers aren’t able to provide for themselves and their families and are missing out on getting ahead because wealth is being concentrated at the top, the CTU said ... More >>

CTU mourns Peter Conway

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi is thankful for all the expressions of support and admiration of past CTU Secretary Peter Conway following his death this week. Peter was a fine person and the outpouring of grief is an indication ... More >>

Peter Conway – Family Statement

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 4:14 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Peter Conway deeply loved life partner of Liz, father of Maddy, Sean and Rosa, died in Wellington today 9th June after battling a depressive illness for more than 12 months. More >>

NZ health and safety slammed on international stage

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers have voiced concerns about the reform of health and safety happening in New Zealand, at the 104th session of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, in front of 185 countries. More >>

Worker missing at quarry

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers across New Zealand extend their deepest sympathies and concern to family, loved ones and colleagues of the missing digger driver working at a North Canterbury lime quarry. More >>

NZs health system $1 billion worse off than six years ago

Monday, 8 June 2015, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZs health system $1 billion worse off than six years ago; $220 per kiwi The Council of Trade Unions has completed a detailed analysis of the 2015 Health Budget and estimates that our public health system will be $1 billion worse off than it was six years ... More >>

More secret trade talks focus on what’s good for business

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Workers are concerned about what is being negotiated in the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) as revealed in the largest ever leak from such negotiations by Wikileaks . More >>

 

 

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