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NZCTU Presents Briefing For The Incoming Government

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:20 am | NZCTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has today provided its briefing for the incoming government. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said since 2017, the country has made significant progress on a range of economic and social issues.  ... More >>

Unions To Hold Government To Account Over Persistent Pay Gap

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:55 pm | NZCTU

November 26 marks the day women effectively begin working for free, say the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU National Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges said that despite continued wage growth and low unemployment, the pay gap for women ... More >>

Coalition Agreements Threaten The Well-being Of New Zealanders

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The coalition agreements set out by the incoming government are nothing less than an attack on working Kiwis, their rights, and their needs said the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said, “The programme provided ... More >>

NZCTU Supports The 65,000 Care Workers Impacted By Pay Equity Claim

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:34 pm | NZCTU

The NZCTU strongly supports unions, including the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, E tū, National Union of Public Employees, and New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, in filing a second pay ... More >>

National Can’t Ignore ECE If It’s Serious About A World-class Education System Says CTU

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:01 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A National-led government can’t afford to ignore Early Childhood Education if it is committed to improving educational outcomes says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. “Today’s strike by ECE teachers is a timely reminder of why investing ... More >>

WorkSafe Cuts Highlight How New Zealanders Will Be Worse Off From Axing Public Sector Jobs

Friday, 3 November 2023, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

News of WorkSafe’s confirmed organisational changes should be seen as a stark warning about the impact of cuts to public services says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. “It beggars belief that WorkSafe will do a better job with such ... More >>

NZCTU Calls On Supie Investors To Pay Up

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:18 pm | NZCTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on investors in Supie to do the right thing and pay the company’s workers the money they are owed. Workers at Supie were reportedly advised yesterday that the company had gone into voluntary administration ... More >>

Unions Welcome Back Officers After NZCTU Election

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 10:59 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomes back President Richard Wagstaff and National Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges, who were both re-elected for a four-year term. Today at the NZCTU Biennial Conference, all four officers standing for election ... More >>

Dark Cloud Hangs Over Labour Day As National And ACT Poised To Attack Workers’ Rights

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

While working people across Aotearoa New Zealand relax on Labour Day, the incoming government is busy drawing up plans to overturn recent advances for workers’ rights warns the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. "This day of celebration for ... More >>

Inflation Data Shows The Need For Caution From Future Government

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 11:19 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Inflation data released today by Statistics NZ showed that the cost of living rose by 5.6% in September 2023, down from 6% in the June Quarter. CTU Economist Craig Renney said “This data confirms the downward trend for annual inflation, with the ... More >>

National’s ‘Pension Tax’ – Would Need To Save Extra $200 A Fortnight To Make Up For Losing Two Years Of Superannuation

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 6:22 pm | NZCTU

Fresh analysis by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has revealed that New Zealanders under the age of 44 would face an effective ‘Pension Tax’ of up to $200 a fortnight if National forms the next government. NZCTU Economist Craig Renney ... More >>

National’s Reverse Robin Hood Tax Plan Enriches Mega Landlords By Hundreds Of Millions

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 6:49 pm | NZCTU

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions analysis has revealed that a select group of landlords would be made tax-cut millionaires if Christopher Luxon’s landlord tax breaks are delivered after 14 October. NZCTU Economist Craig Renney said “National ... More >>

NZCTU Agrees With National Party; It’s Important To Stand Up For Workers

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Nicola Willis has today agreed with NZCTU analysis that shows less than 0.2% of New Zealand households will receive the advertised $252 a fortnight rate claimed by National. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff also agreed with Willis, in her belief ... More >>

National’s Fiscal Plan Continues Attack On Low Income Households

Friday, 29 September 2023, 3:36 pm | NZCTU

National has finally released its fiscal plan after much delay and it reveals a plan to cut the incomes and essential public services the poorest New Zealanders rely on, just so they can pay for tax cuts for landlords and the well-off, says NZCTU ... More >>

WorkSafe Job Losses Another Reminder Of Risks To Public Services This Election

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 2:34 pm | NZCTU

Working people will bear the brunt of WorkSafe’s proposal for a deep and wide restructuring that was announced today said the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. “Reducing WorkSafe’s capacity and capability is the wrong thing to be undertaking ... More >>

Stronger Than Expected GDP Underlines Confidence In Economy

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 12:15 pm | NZCTU

The economy is in stronger than expected shape, with official figures showing GDP growing at an annual rate of 3.2% says NZCTU Economist Craig Renney. “The June quarter result is an encouraging sign of the underlying strength of the economy,” ... More >>

Credibility Of Nicola Willis On The Line After New Analysis Confirms $2 Billion Tax Plan Hole

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions says it beggars belief that National Leader Christopher Luxon can retain confidence in his finance spokesperson Nicola Willis after the latest revelations about the size of the hole in its tax plan. As reported ... More >>

National Party Cuts – Front Line Services in the Firing Line

Sunday, 10 September 2023, 6:24 pm | NZCTU

The National Party has identified nearly $2.5bn of cuts to public services to pay for its tax programme, but an analysis by the CTU shows that this includes services many New Zealanders would consider front-line, says CTU Economist and Director of ... More >>

Donations Open For 'Luxon: Out Of Touch' Campaign Due To Public Demand

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 11:43 am | NZCTU

The NZCTU has launched a fundraiser for those wanting to contribute to their election campaign. Since launching their campaign on Monday, the NZCTU has been inundated with support from members of the public who are concerned by what’s at stake this ... More >>

Christopher Luxon Is Out Of Touch

Monday, 4 September 2023, 5:25 am | NZCTU

  The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has launched its 2023 election campaign focused on why a National-led government will leave working people worse off. “Christopher Luxon and National will take New Zealand backwards and working ... More >>





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