New Zealand Council of Trade Unions - Latest News [Page 2]

Te Takawaenga relationship accord signed at union conference

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A strengthened relationship between the national representatives of Māori workers and the trade union movement has been marked in Wellington today. More >>

Labour-Green agreement brings Just Transition

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

"The Labour-Green confidence and supply agreement gives both to working people," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

New Vision for the Minimum Wage a Great Tonic

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"This is just the sort of change working people voted for," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. "It is great to see the Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Government putting people first and it is a really good first step on the path to ... More >>

Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said today that she had woken up full of excitement for New Zealand women, their families and communities following the announcement of the new coalition Government. More >>

Campaign is over, now the real work begins

Friday, 20 October 2017, 8:07 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"On behalf of working people, I can say how excited we are to have a coalition Government who have committed to lifting incomes, to women actually getting equal pay and to ending poverty in New Zealand" said CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard. More >>

Living in New Zealand even now more expensive

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:20 pm | Council of Trade Unions

-- The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living. "Prices are rising faster than wages, and some of the biggest price rises are basic necessities for ... More >>

Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Syd Keepa, the Council of Trade Unions, Te Kauae Kaimahi Vice-President Māori said he was saddened to hear of the passing on Sunday of Vera Kirihau Morgan, fondly known as 'Aunty Vera'. More >>

More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics released today [Oct 4] on workplace death and injury show that we still have a big problem in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

CTU: Special votes confirm mood for change

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working New Zealanders today welcomed the news that special votes in the General Election had reinforced the mandate for a change of Government. More >>

Better Economic Management Needed to Kickstart Kiwi Incomes

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 1:39 pm | CTU

CTU President Richard Wagstaff is today calling for a gamechanging shift in central control of the economy given yesterday’s abysmal Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index survey result. More >>

GDP figures not good enough

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

In economic figures out today CTU President Richard Wagstaff says "New Zealand is flatlining. For nearly a decade our productivity performance and our growth per person has been embarrassing.” More >>

Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:10 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Kiwis need a healthy health system

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“All New Zealanders should be able to access the health care they need when they need it – this should be a fundamental basic,” said CTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Disgraceful description of health and safety as "overkill"

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is appalled that an Auckland accounting business has described health and safety as "overkill". More >>

Minimum wage challenging for PM and working Kiwis too

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Richard Wagstaff has challenged the Prime Minister to show some real leadership when it comes to wages by setting a clear target for the minimum wage. More >>

National Needs to Commit to Maintaining Basic Leave Entitlements

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are concerned that the National Party will change the 2003 Holidays Act if returned to Government stripping hard working Kiwis of basic leave entitlements. More >>

Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Greens have today launched their equal pay policy , working women know that this policy could make New Zealand a fairer place if implemented. More >>

Earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 11:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A new Council of Trade Unions report on wages, salaries and the income of the self-employed over the period 1998 to 2015 finds the hourly earnings of low and middle income wage and salary earners went up at half the rate of the highest paid. The only exception ... More >>

More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 9:08 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Findings released today by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research show that the gender wage imbalance can be attributed simply to sexism. More >>

More needed to meet health, education and housing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Treasury’s pre-election update of its forecasts for the economy and government finances, released today, show that the government surplus won’t meet what New Zealanders need in priority areas of health, education and housing. More >>



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