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

Cost Of Living Rising For Poorest Households

Friday, 22 January 2021, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is warning that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures out today illustrate that the cost of living is increasing disproportionately for those on lower incomes; resulting in the poor getting poorer. CTU Economist Craig ... More >>

COVID And Bullying Hit Workplaces Hard, Huge Support For Increased Sick Leave - CTU 2021 Work Life Survey

Monday, 18 January 2021, 5:39 am | NZCTU

New data from the CTU’s annual work life survey shows a snapshot of working people’s experiences and outlook heading out of 2020 and into the new year. Concerningly 42% of respondents cite workplace bullying as an issue in their workplace - a number ... More >>

Ongoing Worker Dissatisfaction Shows Need For Fundamental Change

Monday, 11 January 2021, 7:31 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

This year’s CTU work life survey shows the need for a fundamental overhaul of New Zealand’s employment framework says CTU Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges. The survey, which was answered by 1200 respondents, shows more than half of respondents ... More >>

Unions: Better Resourcing Of WorkSafe - A Lesson From Whakaari

Friday, 18 December 2020, 10:43 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Ministry for Business innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released its targeted review of adventure activities regulations. This review was conducted as a direct result of the Whakaari disaster. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, ... More >>

GDP Provides A Positive Signal

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:32 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the return of growth in the New Zealand economy. Statistics New Zealand data released today showed quarterly GDP growth of 14% - breaking the previous six-month decline brought on by COVID-19 and the associated international ... More >>

Union Movement Welcomes $20 Minimum Wage

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are pleased that the minimum wage will increase to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021. An increase of $1.10 from the current minimum wage of $18.90. "Increasing the minimum wage to $20 was a promise that Labour made in 2017. The minimum wage ... More >>

Covid-19 Recovery Needs To Reach All New Zealanders Equally

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed signs most New Zealanders have been supported by the Covid-19 response, released in the Government’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update. "This Government has been a good overall steward of the economy, and ... More >>

Unions Call On Government To Support International Convention Against Violence And Harassment At Work

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the New Zealand Government to ratify an International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention against violence and harassment at work. "Nobody should ever experience violence and harassment at work. That’s ... More >>

Election Promise To Security Guards Fulfilled

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:52 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is pleased that the Government has fulfilled an election promise to provide for better employment protections for security guards. "Past experience has shown that security guards are a vulnerable workforce susceptible ... More >>

Unions Support Declaration Of Climate Emergency

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:42 pm | Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today supported the Prime Minister’s Announcement of a climate change emergency, saying it signaled a more urgent move to a Just Transition for people working in carbon-based industries. ... More >>

Safer Sick Leave A Step Closer

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 5:59 am | Council of Trade Unions

Working people are welcoming today's announcement from Hon Michael Wood, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, that the law change, increasing minimum sick leave from 5 days to 10 days per year, will be initiated before Christmas. "We ... More >>

Komiti Pasefika Supports RSE Changes

Friday, 27 November 2020, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Komiti Pasefika , the voice of unionised Pacific Island working people in Aotearoa, is supportive of the changes to the RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) scheme "People in the Pacific Islands will benefit from the move to ensure the living wage of $22.10 ... More >>

CTU Welcomes Living Wage For Fruit Pickers

Friday, 27 November 2020, 10:38 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's announcement by Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor that the 2000 people from the Pacific being brought to New Zealand to pick seasonal fruit, will be paid no less ... More >>

10 Years Since Pike Disaster

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 6:06 am | Council of Trade Unions

November 19 marks the 10th anniversary of Pike River Mine disaster when 29 men were killed at work in the mine. No no-one has ever been held to account for the deaths. "Ten years on from Pike - a preventable workplace catastrophe - things have ... More >>

Unions Call For Urgent Government Action To Ensure Working People Are Well At Work

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to act with urgency to ensure that when working people are sick, or advised to self-isolate, they are able to stay home without financial loss. "The Government needs to urgently extend ... More >>

Employers Must Adhere To Public Health Rules

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:09 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is reminding employers that they have an obligation to do the right thing by employees and adhere to public health advice at all times including when it comes to dealing with COVID. "If an employee is unwell they ... More >>

CTU Announces New Economist And Director Of Policy

Sunday, 8 November 2020, 3:11 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Craig Renney to the position of CTU Economist and Director of Policy. Craig Renney replaces Andrea Black at the end of her fixed-term contract. "Craig brings a ... More >>

Equal Pay Amendment Act Comes Into Force

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:31 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Equal Pay Amendment Act has now come into force. "We are now closer to achieving equal pay in New Zealand. Now we are better able to remove the barriers which have stood between working women and fair pay," CTU President Richard ... More >>

Union Movement Calls For More Attention To Those Disproportionally Effected By COVID

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned by some of the quarterly Labour Market Statistics released today and calls on the Government to do more to support working people, particularly Māori, Pasifika and women. CTU Economist Andrea Black wants ... More >>

New Workplace Relations Minister Welcomed

Monday, 2 November 2020, 1:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working people welcomes Michael Wood as Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety. "Minister Wood comes to this role with a depth and breadth of experience as a union organiser. He knows first ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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