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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 >>

Nine years since Pike Mine disaster

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Today we remember the disaster at Pike River Mine nine years ago on the 19 November 2010. Nine years ago today 29 men went to work at Pike River Mine on the West Coast of the South Island. Nine years ago today 29 men expected to return home ... More >>

Kiwi women are working for free

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

From Monday 18 November New Zealand women are working for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay imbalance between men and women. More >>

NZ unions condemn arrests in Philippines

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:19 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is condemning the All Saints Day evening raid on 31 October. With the arrest of over 60 union organisers, human rights defenders and activists in the Philippines province of Negros. The 16th of November is an international ... More >>

CTU Appoints Andrea Black to Policy Director Role

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Black to the role of Policy Director and Economist. More >>

CTU supports early childhood teachers

Friday, 8 November 2019, 9:56 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is supporting early childhood teachers in their calls for the Government to keep its pre-election promise to restore early childhood education funding, deliver on 100% qualified teachers, and improve child to teacher ratios ... More >>

Statistics out today show improvements for working Kiwis

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU welcomes the increase in the average wage by 4.2% over the year. More >>

CTU concerned with "upgrade" of China Free Trade Agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is concerned that the "upgrade" of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement has not removed the threat of investor suits against the New Zealand government (Investor-State Dispute Settlement, ISDS). Alongside the reduced oversight of Chinese ... More >>

FPAs - progress made but more work needed

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:34 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Government has today released its discussion paper ‘ Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System ’ providing detail of what proposed law for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) could include. More >>

Election of CTU officers

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The 4 yearly elections for the Council of Trade Unions officers occurred today in Wellington. More >>

Union movement launches Framework for good Fair Pay law

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:14 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today released its report - Fair Pay Agreements: A Framework for Fairness . The report details the six key principles needed for Fair Pay Agreements to deliver real change for working people, and democratic agreements ... More >>

CTU Welcomes Wellness Focus in Government Economic Plan

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:00 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has applauded todays announcement by the Government that wellness is a feature of their Economic Plan. More >>

NZCTU calls on employers to release staff for Climate Strike

Friday, 20 September 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people across Aotearoa are standing in support of the Student Strike for Climate (SS4C) on Friday 27 September. More >>

Suffrage Day - 126 years since women won the vote

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:43 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Suffrage Day - 126 years since women won the vote… surely it’s time for equal pay More >>

Changes to working visas

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Yesterday’s announcement from the Minister for Immigration, to improve temporary work visas for migrant workers, provides some positive changes but more detail is needed. The Council of Trade Unions fundamentally supports the principle of making ... More >>

Gender Pay Imbalance - call for PM to take action

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics out today from the Government show that the gender wage imbalance, or gap, in the average wage is 11.9%, a strong 2 percentage point improvement from 13.9% last year. The gender pay imbalance in the median wage is 9.3%. More >>

Has the Government Budgeted enough for health?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:59 am | Council of Trade Unions

CTU Economist and Director of Policy Dr Bill Rosenberg along with Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have completed their detailed line by line analysis of the Governments 2019 ... More >>

CTU welcomes lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics out today show the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in a decade and that wages are improving for many. More >>

More Homes - a public good

Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:49 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Every Kiwi should have a safe, warm, dry place to call home. Today’s announcement from the Government that this year they have delivered the biggest increase in the number of public houses in almost 20 years "is to be celebrated. Ensuring we ... More >>

CTU Rūnanga calling on Fletchers to return sacred Ihumātao

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The collective voice of Māori working people, Te Rūnanga o ngā Kaimahi Māori, the partner of the Council of Trade Unions, is calling for the sacred Ihumātao land in South Auckland to be returned to Iwi. More >>

 

 

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