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CTU Welcomes Government Support For Coastal Shipping Industry

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A $30 million investment by the Government to improve coastal shipping services is great news for jobs, the economy and the environment, said the Council of Trade Unions. “A viable coastal shipping service has huge advantages for New Zealand, ... More >>

Cost Of Living At Core Of 22 Budget Response

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Finance Minister Grant Robertson today outlined the 2002 Budget, which places a cost of living and public investment package at its centre, said CTU Economist Craig Renney. The CTU welcomes the Budget package that will provide both relief for cost-of-living ... More >>

CTU Welcomes Coalition To Improve Working Conditions For All

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has welcomed the Coalition for a Safe World of Work at its launch in Auckland today. The launch was the culmination of several months of work building the Coalition, which aims to put pressure on the Government ... More >>

CTU Backs Need For A Just Transition In Emissions Reduction Plan

Monday, 16 May 2022, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Emissions Reduction Plan released today by the Government makes welcome commitments to working with unions, business and communities for a Just Transition to a low emissions economy, said CTU Economist and Director of Policy Craig Renney. “Workers in New ... More >>

CTU Calls On Employers To Value Essential Allied Health Workers

Monday, 16 May 2022, 10:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Richard Wagstaff has called on Health employers and the Ministry of Health to recognise the value of Allied Health workers and make a serious offer to settle the current industrial dispute. "Allied health workers have been at the ... More >>

Fair Play Needed Over Fair Pay Agreements, Not Misinformation

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 11:09 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is calling for all sides of the debate on Fair Pay Agreements to use the information that is provided in the draft Bill, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff.    "Some groups have recently been making statements that are not borne ... More >>

Workers Memorial Day A Chance To Remember Those Killed At Work

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 10:18 am | Council of Trade Unions

This year’s Workers Memorial Day is a chance to take stock of how far we still have to go as a country when it comes to keeping workers safe on the job, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “On Workers Memorial Day, we remember the 63 New Zealanders ... More >>

CTU Statement On Lyttleton Port Death

Monday, 25 April 2022, 4:40 pm | NZCTU

The death of a MUNZ member at Lyttleton Port today is a tragedy and serves as further evidence of the urgent need of an inquiry into port safety in New Zealand, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. "Today's tragedy comes merely 6 days after the death ... More >>

NZCTU Endorses MUNZ Call For Port Safety Inquiry

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions wholeheartedly endorses the Maritime Union of New Zealand’s call for an inquiry into port safety in New Zealand, says General Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges.   "The death of Atiroa Tuaiti on ... More >>

Axing Labour Day A Petty Idea

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Christopher Luxon has shown once again how out of touch he is with the experience of workers in New Zealand with his suggestion that Labour Day should be removed as a public holiday, says CTU Director of Policy Craig Renney. "New Zealanders ... More >>

NZCTU Supports Better Protections For Contractors

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The NZCTU strongly endorses the recommendations of the Tripartite Working Group on Better Protections for Contractors, which it was a member of, and encourages Minister Michael Wood to take action on the recommendations made. “Hundreds of thousands ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Will Make A Real Difference For Kiwi Families

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today's passing of the first reading of the bill to introduce Fair Pay Agreements is a big step forward for New Zealand workers, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “This will make a real difference to Kiwi families. It will mean fairer pay and ... More >>

If You Want To See Why We Need FPAs, Just Look At Why Big Business Opposes Them – CTU

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 4:16 pm | Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand’s business lobby explicitly opposing Fair Pay Agreements because they will raise workers’ wages should be all the evidence we need to show these reforms will be a boost to the New Zealand economy, says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements An Idea Whose Time Has Come - CTU

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 11:50 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Fair Pay Agreements will be crucial for boosting Kiwis wages and supporting a higher wage economy, Council of Trade Union’s President Richard Wagstaff says. “FPAs ensure people are paid fairly for their work – they stop the race to the bottom ... More >>

IMF Joins Growing Chorus Supporting NZ Income Insurance Scheme

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 1:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The International Monetary Fund has today joined other organisations in supporting the NZ Income Insurance Scheme. The IMF said “The planned introduction of the Income Insurance Scheme is welcome as it closes an important gap in social protection” ... More >>

GDP Growth And Low Unemployment Show Strength Of NZ Economy

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today's 5.6% annual GDP growth, the fastest rate since June 2000, shows the resilience of the New Zealand economy, says CTU economist Craig Renney. "Together with record low unemployment data, the economy appears to have weathered the Alpha and ... More >>

Out Of Touch Luxon Demands That Poorest Pay For Inflation Boosting Giveaway

Monday, 7 March 2022, 12:58 am | CTU

National Leader Christopher Luxon’s speech today proposed an economic agenda that is out of touch and would only boost debt, pump up inflation and make it harder for middle income and working New Zealanders to get ahead, says CTU Chief Economist Craig ... More >>

CTU Calls For End To DHB Legal Action Against Health Workers

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 10:25 am | CTU

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on DHBs to drop their legal action against allied health workers including lab technicians who are planning strike action in response to persistent low wages. “Allied health covers a broad range of services ... More >>

Thank You To MIQ Workers - CTU

Monday, 28 February 2022, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

  The Council of Trade Unions has today extended a big thank you to all of the frontline workers who have staffed MIQ over the last two years, acknowledging the immense effort that has gone into keeping New Zealanders safe from COVID-19, ... More >>

Council Of Trade Unions Calls For End To Anti-mandate Protest

Friday, 18 February 2022, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The NZCTU understands that the right to participate in protest actions is a fundamental element of freedom of expression and a sign of a healthy and functioning democracy. The NZCTU proudly upholds and exercises these rights to protest in NZ. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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