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Unions Welcome Labour's Fiscal Plan

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 3:11 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the Labour Party’s well thought out, and fully costed, fiscal plan. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments "It is pleasing to see an allowance to accommodate living wage changes for people working ... More >>

Unions Release Grading Of Political Parties

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 7:19 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today released its official assessment and grading of the major political parties’ industrial relations policies, to assist working people in their voting choices. This general election working people in union have ... More >>

Unions Welcome Release Of Labour’s Industrial Relations Policy

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 10:46 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is applauding today's launch of the Labour Party’s industrial relations 2020 election policy by spokesperson Andrew Little. "Working people in unions have been campaigning for better treatment at work. Labour’s industrial ... More >>

CTU Take On Pre-election Economic And Fiscal Update

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:23 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) was in today’s official lockup for the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU). "It’s clear that the government’s strategy to make large scale investment in the wake of COVID has successfully cushioned the ... More >>

Living Wage For All Government Contractors

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 11:24 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the announcement from Workplace Relations Minister Andrew Little, that those working in contracted roles for government will be paid the living wage (currently set at $22.10 per hour). "The roles covered ... More >>

Living Wage Coming For Bus Drivers

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 4:30 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has welcomed today's announcement from Minister of Transport Phil Twyford that all bus drivers will progressively move towards being paid at least the living wage of $22.10 per hour. Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of ... More >>

Unions Calling For Safer Sick Leave

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

People working in essential services, on behalf of over 10,000 New Zealanders, have today presented a petition calling for safer sick leave to Minister of Workplace Relations Hon Andrew Little. "Ensuring that people are well at work is simply ... More >>

COVID:19 - Pasefika Union Members Calling For Pasefika People To Take COVID Tests

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 2:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Circulated on behalf of Komiti Pasefika (CTU Pacific Island worker representative group) Komiti Pasefika is calling on all New Zealanders, including in our Pacific Island communities, to ensure that any information about the COVID:19 virus is only ... More >>

Unions Happy With Greens Support For 10 Days Sick Leave

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 5:54 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is happy that the Green Party is supporting 10 days paid sick leave for all working Kiwis. "We have been campaigning for safer sick leave, and the Greens have listened to voices of thousands of working Kiwis," ... More >>

Unions Congratulate Dr Bill Rosenberg On Appointment To Productivity Commissioner

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated long time Policy Director and Economist and more recently, Future of Work Director Dr Bill Rosenberg on his appointment as one of New Zealand’s Productivity Commissioners. CTU President Richard Wagstaff ... More >>

COVID-19: Transmission Shows Importance Of Workplace Rights

Monday, 17 August 2020, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says the re-emergence of Covid-19 in Auckland workplaces, including workplace transmission shows why strengthening working people’s rights needs urgent attention. "We know from overseas experience that strong engagement ... More >>

COVID-19: CTU Supports Wage Subsidy Extension

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:36 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"The extension of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme across the country is good news for working Kiwis who might have been at risk of loss of income and possible redundancies due to the COVID-19 economic fallout," said CTU President Richard ... More >>

COVID-19: Employers Reminded To Follow The Law

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is reminding employers of their responsibilities to employees as we return to alert levels 2 and 3. "Employers need to remember that they must act in good faith with employees and their unions. Most employers ... More >>

Green's Housing Policy Is Good For Working People

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 2:41 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is pleased to see release of the Homes For All policy from the Green Party today. CTU Policy Director Andrea Black is enthusiastic about this policy. "Everyone should have a warm dry healthy home to live in, its really ... More >>

Unions Welcome Extension Of Flexi-Wage Scheme Policy

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 5:00 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is supporting the announcement from the Labour Party today to revamp the existing flexi-wage scheme to support more Kiwis getting into, and staying in, jobs. "In the months and years ahead we’ll need to reimagine ... More >>

Labour Market Statistics Are Far Better Than Expected

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says the wage subsidy has done the job it was intended to do with the better than expected Labour Market statistics released today. CTU Economist, Andrea Black, comments "Unemployment is now 4% of the labour force, ... More >>

New Equal Pay Law Will Help Fix The Gender Pay Imbalance

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:11 am | Council of Trade Unions

Creating a more equal society and addressing systemic sexism and discrimination in the workplace has always been the goal of the union movement. "The cause of the gender pay imbalance, which has resulted in a system where employers pay women ... More >>

Employers Who Did Not Abide By Employment Law Need To Face Consequences

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade unions welcomes confirmation from Employment Relations Authority that: - Workers were entitled to be paid during lockdown because they were ready, willing and able to work even though they could not enter the workplace. - Minimum ... More >>

Pay Equity Legislation Back On The Right Track

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:48 am | Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Richard Wagstaff is pleased that that the recommendations of the Pay Equity Joint Working Group have emerged in the drafting of new pay equity legislation. "The Council of Trade Unions was concerned that the current Equal Pay Amendment ... More >>

Greens Energy Policies; Positive For Working Kiwis

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Working people have signaled their commitment to do more to address the most pressing issue of our time; climate change. The energy policies that the Green Party have launched today provide a meaningful contribution to addressing climate change," ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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