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

Come On Fletchers! Do The Right Thing!

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on Fletchers Building Limited to do the right thing and reverse their decision to cut the pay for their employees by up to 70%. "We are calling on one of New Zealand's biggest companies to do the right thing ... More >>

Minimum Wage Increase - Vital Support For Our Lowest Paid

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On April 1 the minimum wage will increase $1.20 an hour $18.90 (currently $17.70). "Within our society the people who are often paid the minimum wage are those working in roles such as supermarket workers, cleaners, rubbish collectors. These ... More >>

COVID-19: Breaches Of Work Rights Will Be Logged With Unions

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today launched an online tool for working Kiwis to identify employers who aren’t doing the right thing during the COVID-19 period. CTU President Richard Wagstaff is concerned that some employers are not following ... More >>

COVID-19: Support For Working Kiwis From Government Welcomed

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's announcement from the Minister of Finance to further support working Kiwis. "Maintaining working Kiwis in employment is essential to ensure we can get though this challenging time," CTU President ... More >>

COVID-19: Unscrupulous Employers Exploiting The Crisis

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:43 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is deeply concerned with reports of some employers behaving badly during the COVID-19 crisis. "Working people expect to be treated fairly at all times and especially in times of crisis. Some employers are behaving badly, ... More >>

Government Clarity On COVID-19 Supported By Working People

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU commends the Government’s actions to take more control measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. CTU President, Richard Wagstaff supports the government’s announcement today to expand the wage subsidy and that further support will be extended ... More >>

COVID-19: Work Patterns Must Change

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 6:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The President of the Council of Trade Unions is reminding employers that haven’t already started collaborating with staff and unions that they must act now. "The Prime Ministers address to the nation today has made it explicitly clear - now is ... More >>

Unions Commend Government Speed In Keeping Air NZ Afloat

Friday, 20 March 2020, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has been impressed with how quickly and decisively the Government has acted to ensure Air New Zealand can stay in operation. "This quick action provides Air New Zealand staff with some certainty in these times of ... More >>

Governments COVID 19 Economic Package Welcomed

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:12 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's significant package as a first stage to support New Zealand working people and our economy as a result of COVID-19. "This package provides an immediate boost to get through these challenging times," ... More >>

COVID-19 (Corona Virus): Ensuring The Needs Of Working Kiwis Are Met

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 10:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is monitoring the emerging situation with COVID-19 and the impact on working people. "We are working closely with working people, their unions, the Government, Ministry officials and business groups to try and ensure ... More >>

Increase Wages To Address Child Poverty

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 11:54 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is pleased that the Government is continuing to shine light on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and specifically child poverty with new statistics out today. CTU policy director and economist Andrea Black was at the ... More >>

CTU welcomes significant investment in infrastructure

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s announcement of the very significant $12 billion infrastructure investment in the future of New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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