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Celebrating 26 Weeks Paid Parental Leave Starting

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 3:37 pm | CTU

Ensuring that babies have time at home with their primary caregivers has always been the goal of the campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. On July 1st 26 weeks of paid parental leave starts. "This campaign has been successful ... More >>

Unions Support Greens Policy Announcement To Help Make Aotearoa Fairer

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is supporting the Green Party’s announcement today of a Poverty Action Plan. "We can create the New Zealand we dream of. A place which is fairer for all, ensuring that those with the least have more income and ... More >>

Regional Skills Leadership Groups Supported

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 12:19 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The CTU supports better planning across the country to ensure that working people are matched up with education and training which provides a clear pathway to jobs. Today's announcement from the Government of independent Regional Skills Leadership ... More >>

Health And Disability System Review Report Welcomed By NZCTU

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s release of the Health and Disability System review led by Heather Simpson is welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. "Our health system needs to change to ensure that New Zealanders get the care they need, when they need it," CTU ... More >>

CTU Launches Petition Calling For Safer Sick Leave In Light Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 6:24 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Everyone at work should be well. The experience of COVID-19 has taught us how important it is that people stay home when they are sick. It’s best for them and it’s best for everyone else in the workplace to stop bugs spreading. "Currently the law ... More >>

CTU Congratulates NZEI Teacher Aides

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:47 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is congratulating teacher aides in achieving an historic pay equity offer from the government to settle their long standing concerns. "What this offer from the government does is acknowledge the historic under valuation of ... More >>

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Announcement Welcomed

Monday, 25 May 2020, 11:33 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's announcement from the Minister of Finance to provide individualised targeted financial support for working people who have been made redundant by their employers as a direct result of COVID-19. "The ... More >>

2020 Budget: Some Great Initiatives But More Needed

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) acknowledges the responsive nature of the Government’s 2020 Budget. There is a necessary need to focus on addressing the significant issues New Zealanders are facing in a COVID-19 world. CTU Economist Andrea Black thinks ... More >>

COVID-19 : Level 2 Welcomed

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the move at 11.59pm tonight to level two and the opening up of our society from the 7 week period of ‘lockdown’. CTU President Richard Wagstaff wants everyone to feel safe at work. "Regardless of the work ... More >>

CTU Welcomes Signals In Today’s Pre-Budget Address

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 4:45 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the direction signaled by Minister of Finance and the approach of respond, recover and rebuild so that New Zealand absolutely can ‘Be the country we have always said we want to be’. CTU Economist Andrea Black, ... More >>

Green Plan Walks The Talk - CTU

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 2:03 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The union movement wholeheartedly backs the Greens’ three point plan released yesterday to support essential workers with real say in their work and decent incomes. CTU President Richard Wagstaff says the plan will be a great way for the government ... More >>

Support Needed For Those Made Redundant On Working Visas

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the government to do the right thing and provide emergency benefits for those on temporary working visas who have been made redundant by their employers. "The legislation is already in place to provide ... More >>

May Day - International Workers Day

Friday, 1 May 2020, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

All around the world working people are united in the shared experiences of dealing with the COVID-19 virus. "For many working working people, this is period of stress, uncertainty and worry," CTU President Wagstaff said. "Everyone ... More >>

Workers Memorial Day A Time To Reset Health And Safety

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:35 am | Council of Trade Unions

Today, 28th of April, is Worker’s Memorial Day. "We must all take responsibility for better health and safety at work in New Zealand. 100 working people were killed in workplaces in the last year," said Council of Trade Unions President Richard ... More >>

COVID-19: Essential Workers Need Fair Pay Agreements

Monday, 27 April 2020, 7:34 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on employers and industry to continue to value those people who have done essential work during the level 4 lockdown. "On the eve of entering level 3 I want to take the opportunity to acknowledge everyone ... More >>

Ten Checks For A Safe Return To Work On Tuesday

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 4:12 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Today the Council of Trade Unions has released simplified guidance for people going back to work on-site when New Zealand enters Level 3 on Tuesday the 28th of April. President Richard Wagstaff says that the guidance has been put together to provide ... More >>

COVID-19: Leave Subsidy Changes - Needs To Go Further

Friday, 24 April 2020, 1:48 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the government’s announcement to extend the leave subsidy as part of the package to support working people through the consequences of the COVID-19 virus. However, the CTU believes more can be done to support working ... More >>

New NZ Meat Workers Union National Secretary Faces Challenges Of COVID 19

Friday, 24 April 2020, 1:24 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Circulated on behalf of the Meat Workers Union New National Secretary Daryl Carran of the 20,000 strong NZ Meat Workers Union (MWU) officially takes up his role today. Daryl replaces the former secretary, Graham Cooke, after an election in March and ... More >>

Government Leave Subsidy Must Meet Three Key Tests

Friday, 24 April 2020, 7:44 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government’s leave subsidy for working people who have high vulnerability to COVID or share a bubble with vulnerable people must be extended and improved by meeting three simple tests to succeed says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. ... More >>

Union Leaders Join Call For End To Welfare Relationship Rules

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

In the face of growing unemployment, the Council of Trade Unions is joining the call for Work and Income NZ’s relationship rules to be changed. "While we acknowledge and appreciate what the government is doing to help people stay connected ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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