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Better wage rules needed to catch Kiwis up

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Wage growth was still slow over the last year, and though for some it picked up a little from the year before, it is uneven," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the Labour Markets (Income) statistics released by Statistics New Zealand this ... More >>

Average gender pay imbalance increasing

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average ... More >>

It’s time for teachers to shine

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:28 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that union members and officials around the country would be turning out to support NZEI Te Riu Roa industrial action to protect quality public education and the teaching profession. More >>

CTU celebrates settlement for education support workers

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs. More >>

Unions congratulate FIRST members on Bunnings win

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were proud of FIRST members for standing together for better pay as part of their ‘Worth It’ campaign. The latest campaign success is a better offer to members working at Bunnings ... More >>

Rising wages show ability to deliver better lives

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard today welcomed the news that wages are finally being actively lifted out of long-term stagnation with the release of new data by Statistics New Zealand . More >>

Victims' Protection Law shows difference this Govt can make

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 6:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard congratulated Green MP Jan Logie and the Government parties today for their persistence in passing her Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill into law. More >>

ACC Doctors deserve a bit of basic respect

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:29 pm | CTU

Today’s step by ACC doctors, to stop their work again for four hours, shows that the belligerent tactics of ACC’s management are outmoded and lead nowhere, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. More >>

Nearly 700 supporters respond to Zero Carbon Survey

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today released its submission on New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon legislation , which includes the survey responses of nearly 700 union members and supporters. CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard, says he is heartened by the strong ... More >>

MSD should only promote decent jobs

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:49 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the Ministry of Social Development’s statement that helping Tranzit recruit for bus-driving jobs that are under dispute was inappropriate. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the call, made yesterday, is the right one. More >>

Working people need urgent action on safe affordable homes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the Renters United plan to fix renting in New Zealand as a positive contribution to the conversation on housing for working people. "Practical and urgent policy options to provide safer housing, ... More >>

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change An Ombudsman’s report released last week shows our deportation rules aren’t working, especially for eight Indian students who were deported last year, says CTU Vice-president Rachel Mackintosh. More >>

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted by new Principles Ensuring that employment practices are free from gender bias, that pay rates are transparent and that the role of unpaid work is finally recognised, are among new Principles ... More >>

More family time with littlest ones from this Sunday

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said new parents have reason to celebrate this Sunday with the increase of paid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks. More >>

Government and unions right the wrong

Friday, 22 June 2018, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated the Government, the Public Service Association and E tū - and also providers - on a deal that rightly puts mental health and addiction support workers back into the pay equity settlement ... More >>

Post Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:03 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 billion would need to be ... More >>

Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today’s vote from New Zealand Nurses Organisation members to reject the latest agreement offer from District Health Boards showed the cumulative strain of nine years of health ... More >>

Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that Burger King should stick to flame-grilling burgers instead of roasting employment relations, as Unite members have had to resort to taking industrial action around the country. More >>

Living wage win shows success of campaign

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:19 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff congratulated Living Wage Aotearoa and the Government for moving to a living wage of at least $20.55 an hour by the first of September for all people employed in the core public service. More >>

Time for Council to show their real colours on Tranzit

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:52 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff told the Greater Wellington Regional Council today that it was time to show voters and ratepayers what they were made of by releasing the terms of contract negotiated with bus operator Tranzit. More >>

   

 

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