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Liquidation shows need to limit liability of innocents

Monday, 19 February 2018, 7:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU Secretary Richard Wagstaff said his heart went out to the people who had been working at The Grocer’s Market when he heard it was going in to receivership today. The Grocer’s Market, formerly Nosh supermarket Mt Eden was bought by disgraced ... More >>

Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, and her partner Peter Nunns on the announcement that they are expecting their ... More >>

CTU raises over $6,000 overnight to honour Eramiha Pairama

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama More >>

Conditions right for good job creation

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) today said that the slowly falling unemployment rate had plenty of room for improvement, with 343,000 New Zealanders still either out of work or needing more work than policy makers have created. CTU President Richard ... More >>

Nurses deserve a good outcome in Health Board negotiations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:14 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is today in mediation with District Health Boards (DHBs) to try to negotiate a decent collective agreement that provides fair pay and healthy workplaces for 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants around the ... More >>

CTU Media Release - Employment changes a good start

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

25 January, 2018 The Government’s legislative changes announced today will ensure work will get better for hundreds of thousands of people, but there’s more to be done says the Council of Trade Unions. More >>

CTU President eager to pick up work on equal pay

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 10:44 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was looking forward to the Government reconvening the Joint Working Group on equal pay as soon as possible. "Putting equal pay into law and practice is absolutely our priority ... More >>

Congrats, Jacinda and Clarke on adding to your portfolios

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff extended warm congratulations today to the Prime Minister and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news they are expecting their first child. "I think it’s fair to say that of all the roles they’ve ... More >>

Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government

Friday, 12 January 2018, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by Fiji Government-controlled Air Terminal Services. The ... More >>

CTU mourns Jim Anderton

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is expressing its sympathy to the family of Jim Anderton following his death overnight, and marking his huge contribution to New Zealand political life. More >>

CTU seeking major changes to our tax system

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that the proposed appointment of Council of Trade Unions Economist, Dr Bill Rosenberg, would give working people the confidence to participate in the Government’s Tax Working Group. More >>

Equal pay one step closer today

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Women working in New Zealand can take good heart from the announcement of Government negotiations on equal pay for people working in mental health and addiction support, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. "Every advancement is one step closer to New ... More >>

New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says today that he is worried people working in New Zealand don’t realise how much their livelihoods are at risk from climate change. More >>

Govt makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg welcomed the Government’s Half Year Fiscal Update as a positive sign that the Government was willing to repay the social and environmental deficits run up over the last 9 years. "We’re seeing some movement towards ... More >>

Time for Australia to step up says CTU

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh will be speaking on Sunday in support of Manus Island refugees at a broad-based rally at Auckland Unitarian Church. "Church groups, refugee advocacy services, climate change activists, ... More >>

Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on parent's

Friday, 24 November 2017, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on their parent’s share of national income More >>

Pike River families have protected working people once again

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonya’s son Ben and Anna’s husband Milton ... More >>

Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. "Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration ... More >>

Wellingtonians want their quality rail service back on track

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 9:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions today said that people working in Wellington were showing support for safe public transport and fair treatment of train staff. President Richard Wagstaff said that union members affected by the industrial action ... More >>

Counting down to a better equal pay law

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:31 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says ‘working for free day’ today is no cause for celebration, but politicians have the power to make the 14th of November 2018 a happier date for New Zealand women. Because of the gender pay imbalance, the 14th ... More >>

 

 

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