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

Serious Concerns About High-risk Workers Being Forced Back Onsite – CTU

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:33 am | CTU

Reports of employers requiring immunocompromised workers to return to work in Auckland are highly concerning, and risk putting workers’ health in danger and undermining New Zealand’s public health responses, says Acting Secretary of the Council of ... More >>

“A Well Deserved Pay Rise For Essential Workers” – CTU Calls On Government To Set Minimum Wage At A Liveable Level.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 12:17 pm | CTU

Essential workers deserve a pay rise for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Council of Trade Unions as they launch a call on the Government to raise the Minimum Wage to $22.75 an hour – the Living Wage rate. “Our essential workers ... More >>

Living Wage In The Core Public Service Shows The Way

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 11:05 am | Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s announcement that workers in the core public service will be paid a minimum of the New Zealand Living Wage rate of $22.75 when their department’s service contracts come up for renewal. ... More >>

Unemployment At Record Lows A Reason To Celebrate

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the news that unemployment has fallen to a record low according to Statistics New Zealand.    Economist and Director of Policy Craig Renney said “The fact that unemployment is at its lowest rate since 1986 ... More >>

New Climate Target Shows Need For Just Transition

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5:47 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The announcement today of an updated and enhanced target for international climate negotiations is a welcome and positive step, says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. “Unions support ambitious global climate action. It’s good ... More >>

Whakaari White Island Review Must Lead To Increased Funding To Keep People Safe At Work.

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:26 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Today’s release of the Review of WorkSafe New Zealand’s Regulatory Functions in Relation to Activities on Whakaari White Island further underscores the need for the Government to increase funding for the agency tasked with keeping New Zealanders ... More >>

Missing Detail Essential In Governments Emissions Reduction Plan Says CTU

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:24 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Government’s Consultation Document on Emissions Reduction Plan needs to show how it will deliver on our shared aspiration for a Just Transition to low emissions economy. One where the impact of change is managed to benefit all New Zealanders ... More >>

Unions Welcome Residency Announcement For Working People And Their Families

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:17 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) today welcomed the Minister of Immigration’s announcement on granting residency to 165,000 working people and their families on temporary visas. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said "This will be transformative ... More >>

Union Movement Releases COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 5:00 pm | CTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi has today publically released its COVID-19 vaccination policy. CTU President Richard Wagstaff, "We are encouraging employers to do the right thing and support the team of 5 million, including all ... More >>

Need for continued government support and focus on equality

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 11:51 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes today’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data showing New Zealand is on the right path to economic recovery from COVID-19. More >>

Union movement remembers Sir Michael Cullen

Friday, 20 August 2021, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions extends our condolences on the death of Sir Michael Cullen. More >>

CTU Welcomes Charges Against Ports Of Auckland

Friday, 13 August 2021, 10:56 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming Maritime New Zealand laying charges in the Auckland District Court on Thursday against the Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) and an unnamed individual. These charges are in relation to the death of Mr Pala’amo ... More >>

NZCTU Sends Condolences To The United States On The Death Of President Trumka

Friday, 6 August 2021, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions sends messages of condolences to the United States trade union movement with the death of President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO (The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization) the sister ... More >>

More People Employed - Now Wages Need To Rise

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 1:54 pm | Council of Trade Unions

"The news that the number of people who are unemployed has decreased to pre-covid level of 4% is welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions", said CTU Economist and Director of Policy Craig Renney. "The labour market now looks as if it has ... More >>

CTU Urges Government To Focus On Resolving Industrial Dispute With Nurses

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Government and Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little, to focus on finding a solution to the current dispute with our nation’s nurses and their union, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. "We ... More >>

Safer Sick Leave Starts

Friday, 23 July 2021, 8:38 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are celebrating paid sick leave increasing from 5 to 10 days effective from Saturday 24 July 2021. CTU President Richard Wagstaff is encouraging working people to ensure they are getting their entitlement. "Working people successfully ... More >>

Union Report On Gig Work Released

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:09 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today’s release of First Unions report: Gig Work in Aotearoa . The report delves into the experiences and difficulties faced by gig workers like rideshare and food delivery drivers and considers international ... More >>

Unions Welcome Greens’ Call For More Action To Reduce Emissions

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is agreeing with Greens co-leader James Shaw who gave a speech this afternoon outlining what is needed in the Emissions Reduction Plan. "Working people couldn’t agree more that we need a Just Transition. A Just ... More >>

NZ Needs To Sign Up To International Law Making Workplaces Free From Violence And Harassment

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 9:27 am | Council of Trade Unions

A new international law to keep workplaces free from violence and harassment comes into effect on Friday 25 June. "The International Labour Organisation (an agency of the United Nations) adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention , 2019 (190) ... More >>

Climate Change Commission Report - Action On Climate Change Now Urgent

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 2:35 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today welcomed the release of the report of the Climate Change Commission Ināia tonu nei : a low emissions future for Aotearoa . The report shows that action is needed now to reduce the impact of climate change ... More >>