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Unions Call On Government To Improve Work Lives

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions wants the government to do more to improve working lives for New Zealanders. CTU President Richard Wagstaff will tonight address Minister of Workplace Relations Michael Wood, other Labour and Green Party Members of Parliament, ... More >>

Minimum Wage Increases To $20

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3:47 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the introduction of the new legal minimum wage of $20 per hour from 1 April 2021. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said, "it’s important that the $20 minimum wage has finally become a reality. "Over 170,000 ... More >>

Solid Foundations For Better Housing

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:47 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s announcement from government that will start to address one of the most important issues facing Kiwis; a place to call home. CTU Economist Craig Renney said, "The changes to the ‘bright-line ... More >>

Decline In GDP Shows Need For Continued Government Support

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:29 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that gross domestic product (GDP) figures out today demonstrate the continuing need for financial support from government. "The recovery from COVID-19 continues to be uneven. When today's GDP data is combined ... More >>

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension Announcement Good For Working People

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:57 pm | CTU

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Finance today to extend the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The payment will protect jobs for businesses affected by the recent rise in alert levels. Applications to the Wage ... More >>

Council Of Trade Unions And Business NZ Call On Workplaces To Step Up Covid Response

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:14 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Business New Zealand (BNZ) are issuing a joint statement calling on all workplaces to play their part in ensuring that New Zealand beats the latest COVID outbreak and help minimise risk of future outbreaks. "Workplaces ... More >>

Fewer Children Living In Poverty But More Work Needed

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:57 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the fall in child poverty recorded by Statistics New Zealand and released today. Craig Renney, the Economist and Director of Policy for the CTU comments, "More is needed to deliver the transformational change that the government ... More >>

Improvements To Holidays Act Secured

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:48 am | Council of Trade Unions

The NZCTU welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will accept the 22 recommended changes to the Holidays Act made by the Holidays Act Taskforce, of which CTU President Richard Wagstaff was a member. "The working group committed to ... More >>

Work Rights Still Hold Under COVID-19 Alert Levels

Monday, 15 February 2021, 1:29 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trades Unions is today reminding everybody that COVID-19 level changes do not suspend employment laws or duties of good faith. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that we have been through level changes before, and everyone should understand ... More >>

COVID-19: Unions Pleased That Vaccinations To Start Soon

Friday, 12 February 2021, 1:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi welcomes todays announcement from the Prime Minister that the COVID-19 vaccination program will begin in just over a weeks time. CTU President Richard Wagstaff supports the decision for people working on ... More >>

CTU Backs Stronger Māori Representation In Local Democracy

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi welcomes the Government’s introduction of the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill as a much needed leveling of the playing field for Māori representation. CTU Vice-President ... More >>

COVID-19: Short Term Absence Payments Welcomed By Unions

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:17 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the introduction of the new Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) as part of the COVID-19 response by government. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, "This payment is an important provision in supporting ... More >>

Strong Headline Employment Data Hides Weak Spots In Labour Market

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 12:57 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is pleased that employment numbers out today show that the recovery from COVID-19 is continuing. "The number unemployed fell by 10,000 in the December 2020 quarter. Despite this welcome change, the number of people unemployed ... More >>

Union Members’ Safer Sick Leave Campaign; A Step Closer

Friday, 29 January 2021, 2:50 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today presented an oral submission to the Parliamentary Select Committee (Education and workforce) considering the proposed changes to the Holidays Act which would allow for improved minimum sick leave entitlements. "Working ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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