New Zealand Council of Trade Unions - Latest News [Page 1]

Incomes better but still a long way to go

Monday, 6 January 2020, 7:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Together 2020 work survey results released today show more people are reporting that their income kept up with their cost of living in 2019 than previously, but there are still significant improvements needed. More >>

Protections for all contractors needed

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have released a discussion document entitled ‘ Better protections for contractors’ . "Working people are pleased that the Government is taking active steps to address how independent contractors ... More >>

Economy serving working Kiwis better

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Official figures from StatsNZ released today show that our economy is working better for New Zealanders with further strong growth of 0.7 percent in the last quarter "this is more good news for working people," said CTU President Richard ... More >>

New WorkSafe Chief Executive announced

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s announcement of WorkSafe’s new Chief Executive Phil Parkes More >>

Working people welcoming minimum wage increase

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are welcoming today’s Government announcement confirming that it will increase the minimum wage to $18.90 per hour from 1 April 2020. More >>

Bereavement leave for parents of stillbirths & miscarriages

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:47 am | CTU

The first step in making things fairer, for those that have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth, got closer with the passing of the first reading of Labour MP Ginny Anderson’s Holidays Act (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill on Tuesday. More >>

CTU welcomes Government investment into infrastructure

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:12 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"The Government’s announcement that an additional $12 billion capital will be available to address backlogs in our deteriorating schools, hospitals and rail infrastructure and for regional development is welcome news and sensible policy", ... More >>

Welcome rise in the share of wages and salaries in NZ income

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people welcome the modest rise in the share of New Zealand’s income that is received by wage and salary earners in the year to March. It is a step in the right direction," says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. More >>

Nine years since Pike Mine disaster

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Today we remember the disaster at Pike River Mine nine years ago on the 19 November 2010. Nine years ago today 29 men went to work at Pike River Mine on the West Coast of the South Island. Nine years ago today 29 men expected to return home ... More >>

Kiwi women are working for free

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

From Monday 18 November New Zealand women are working for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay imbalance between men and women. More >>

NZ unions condemn arrests in Philippines

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is condemning the All Saints Day evening raid on 31 October. With the arrest of over 60 union organisers, human rights defenders and activists in the Philippines province of Negros. The 16th of November is an international ... More >>

CTU Appoints Andrea Black to Policy Director Role

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Black to the role of Policy Director and Economist. More >>

CTU supports early childhood teachers

Friday, 8 November 2019, 9:56 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is supporting early childhood teachers in their calls for the Government to keep its pre-election promise to restore early childhood education funding, deliver on 100% qualified teachers, and improve child to teacher ratios ... More >>

Statistics out today show improvements for working Kiwis

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU welcomes the increase in the average wage by 4.2% over the year. More >>

CTU concerned with "upgrade" of China Free Trade Agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is concerned that the "upgrade" of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement has not removed the threat of investor suits against the New Zealand government (Investor-State Dispute Settlement, ISDS). Alongside the reduced oversight of Chinese ... More >>

FPAs - progress made but more work needed

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:34 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has today released its discussion paper ‘ Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System ’ providing detail of what proposed law for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) could include. More >>

Election of CTU officers

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The 4 yearly elections for the Council of Trade Unions officers occurred today in Wellington. More >>

Union movement launches Framework for good Fair Pay law

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:14 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today released its report - Fair Pay Agreements: A Framework for Fairness . The report details the six key principles needed for Fair Pay Agreements to deliver real change for working people, and democratic agreements ... More >>

CTU Welcomes Wellness Focus in Government Economic Plan

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has applauded todays announcement by the Government that wellness is a feature of their Economic Plan. More >>

NZCTU calls on employers to release staff for Climate Strike

Friday, 20 September 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people across Aotearoa are standing in support of the Student Strike for Climate (SS4C) on Friday 27 September. More >>

 

 

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