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NZCTU Calls On Wellington Councillors To Vote Against Airport Privatisation

Friday, 17 May 2024, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU Te Kauae Kaimahi President Richard Wagstaff backs the thinking of 74% of Wellingtonians in rejecting the airport privatisation. More >>

NZCTU Launch Project To Set Out Alternative Vision For Aotearoa

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 6:25 pm | NZCTU

A long-term project that will set out an alternative vision for Aotearoa that looks beyond the narrow confines of the policy straight jacket adopted by successive governments. More >>

Union Movement To Launch New Three-year Project

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 2:02 pm | NZCTU

Led by the NZCTU, this project will bring together the union movement and progressive communities in Aotearoa to develop an inspiring alternative vision for the future of Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

NZCTU Calls On Govt To Reverse Disestablishment Of Pay Equity Taskforce

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 5:10 pm | NZCTU

NZCTU Te Kauae Kaimahi Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges is calling on the Government to reverse their decision to disestablish the Pay Equity Taskforce team, as it will result in gender and ethnic pay disparities persisting as pay equity claims go unaddressed. More >>

Unemployment Data Shows Need For Govt To Act Now

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 2:00 pm | NZCTU

NZCTU Economist Craig Renney said new data released by Statistics New Zealand shows the need for Government to act now, with unemployment rising from 3.4% to 4.3%. More >>

Unions Celebrate May Day During Tough Time For Working People

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 6:13 am | NZCTU

On International Workers' Day, also known as May Day, the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi and the wider union movement are celebrating the proud history of the labour movement during a tough time for working people. More >>

NZCTU Welcomes Corporate Manslaughter Bill Introduction

Sunday, 28 April 2024, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on all political parties to support the new Member’s Bill from Labour’s workplace relations and safety spokesperson Camilla Belich MP that would ensure negligent companies are held accountable when their employees ... More >>

Nationwide commemorations of Workers’ Memorial Day

Friday, 26 April 2024, 11:36 am | Council of Trade Unions

Unions are holding nationwide events this weekend to commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day, an international trade union commemoration that honours working people killed and injured because of their work. More >>

CTU Co-hosting NZ Premiere Of Award-winning Documentary Film, UNION

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 9:34 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Film Premiere screenings will be held in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin on 30th April at 6pm. The largest screening will be held in the Wellington at the Embassy Theatre. More >>

NZCTU Stands In Solidarity With Myanmar Community In Opposition To Junta Visit

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 3:46 pm | NZCTU

Today NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff was to join the Myanmar community at a rally outside MFAT’s Lambton Quay offices at 12.15pm, in opposition to the attendance of officials from the illegal Myanmar military junta at today’s ASEAN-NZ dialogue ... More >>

Inflation Data Shows Need For A Plan On Climate And Population

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Data today shows headline CPI inflation at 4%, continuing the fall begun in March 2023. Rises are concentrated in particular sectors – especially services. This data also shows that that the minimum wage increase will be half the rate of inflation ... More >>

Myanmar Community Leading Rally At Parliament In Opposition To Junta Visit

Monday, 8 April 2024, 10:27 pm | NZCTU

Local Myanmar community organisations are leading a rally at Parliament in opposition to the Myanmar military junta joining the ASEAN-NZ Dialogue meeting scheduled for 18-19 April in Wellington. More >>

CTU Stands In Solidarity With Public Service Workers

Friday, 5 April 2024, 11:03 am | Council of Trade Unions

“It is the role of government to invest in services and prevent rising unemployment. Yet here we have a government that is actively pushing people into unemployment in their ideological pursuit of tax cuts for landlords and high-income earners. More >>

CTU Calls On NZ Govt To Exclude Myanmar Junta From ASEAN Meeting

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 5:10 am | Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is supporting the 33 Myanmar community organizations in NZ who are calling on the New Zealand Government to reverse the invitation to the Myanmar military junta to join the ASEAN-NZ Dialogue meeting scheduled for 18-19 ... More >>

Unions Deliver MPs Petition To Stop Real Terms Cuts To The Minimum Wage

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today a delegation from the union movement delivered a petition of nearly 9,000 people calling on the Government to commit to annual minimum wage increases that keep up with rising costs. “This Government is effectively cutting the wages of ... More >>

Budget Policy Statement Still Missing In Action

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has released its Budget Policy Statement today, showing worsening economic forecasts with inflation falling more quickly than expected, caused by unemployment rising and growth stalling. However, the statement lacks information on what the ... More >>

CTU: More Questions For The Government’s Tax Changes As Costs Grow

Monday, 25 March 2024, 6:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The cost of the income taxation changes is now half a billion dollars more than National indicated in its pre-election fiscal plan More >>

CTU To Support Uber Drivers Rallying For Basic Workers’ Rights

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 6:18 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

This case is relevant not only to gig or platform workers, but to all working people. All workers who have been misclassified as contractors have the right to test their employment status in court. More >>

Workers Should Worry About New Threat To Workplace Protections In Minister’s Speech

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister Brooke van Velden’s speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce last night is another alarming sign of the Government’s low regard for workers’ basic rights. “The Minister appeared to endorse proposals that would strip workers of essential ... More >>

Landlord Tax Cuts Cost Explodes – As Does Government’s Tax Plans

Monday, 11 March 2024, 6:56 pm | CTU

Changes to taxation for landlords have blown out in cost and taken the Government's tax plans with them said CTU Economist and Director of Policy Craig Renney. “At the election, the National party claimed that the return of interest deductibility ... More >>





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