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NZCTU Calls On The Government To Protect Frontline Public Services

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 11:15 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU Economist Craig Renney is calling on Finance Minister Hon. Nicola Willis to scrap her plan to cut frontline services after she acknowledged today that this is likely to happen. “In September last year, the CTU showed the areas that were at ... More >>

NZCTU Disappointed With Disestablishment Of Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Friday, 26 January 2024, 10:30 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said he was disappointed in the Government’s short-sighted decision to shut down the Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs), saying it is further evidence of the Government’s lack of a strategy when it comes ... More >>

Govt Must Ban Engineered Stone To Protect Workers’ Health

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 10:35 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi is once again advancing its call for a total ban on engineered stone in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are urging Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Brooke van Velden to listen to unions, academics, industry ... More >>

Inflation Data Slows – Slowing Data Shows Need For Continuing Support For Families

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Information released today by Statistics New Zealand showed that the cost of living increased by 4.7% last year, said CTU Economist Craig Renney. “This new data should reinforce the need for Government to support middle and low income families who have ... More >>

Working People Fear For Their Future And New Zealand’s

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 11:44 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The sixth annual CTU Mood of the Workforce survey shows working people are very worried about their incomes and rights under the new Government and fear the country becoming more economically and racially divided. Figures from the survey, which gathered ... More >>

Mini-Budget Begs Too Many Questions

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 1:38 pm | NZCTU

The mini-Budget released by the Coalition Government today leaves many questions unanswered, said CTU Economist Craig Renney. “Despite calling for clarity on existing spending, the mini-Budget today does not provide any analysis of the tax cut or spending ... More >>

Government Again Ignores Advice To Attack Protections For Workers – 90-day Trials Extended

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Law change simply extends the exploitation All new workers will soon to be vulnerable to being fired at will with no reason following the Government’s reckless haste to pass under urgency an extension to 90-day trials to all businesses. The Employment ... More >>

Minimum Wage Decision Early Test For New Government

Monday, 18 December 2023, 2:39 pm | NZCTU

By convention, Cabinet would normally decide how much it will increase the Minimum Wage at Cabinet today. “This will be an early test for this government, providing another another telling insight into the importance it places on supporting working ... More >>

Cutting Ferry Investment To Subsidise Property Speculators Is Economic Sabotage

Monday, 18 December 2023, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New analysis from the CTU shows the cost of the Government’s tax cuts for landlords will be many times more than the investment required for the much-needed Cook Strait ferry upgrade. This shows the Government making a clear choice to back unproductive ... More >>

GDP Numbers Provide Reasons For Investment, Not Cuts

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 12:22 pm | NZCTU

GDP numbers provided by Stats NZ today demonstrated that the size of the economy fell by 0.3% in September 2023. NZCTU Economist Craig Renney said “this data is much weaker than had been expected by commentators, and should give decision-makers ... More >>

Government ‘Off To Horrific Start’ Says Unions

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:40 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions says a dark cloud has descended on New Zealand as the Fair Pay Agreement legislation begun to be repealed under urgency. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said the move is going to hurt hundreds of thousands of New Zealand’s ... More >>

FPA Repeal Contravenes EU Free Trade Agreement, Says NZCTU

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 2:45 pm | NZCTU

New Zealand’s recently signed Free Trade Agreement with the European Union threatens to derail the coalition Government’s aspirations to remove the Fair Pay Agreements by Christmas, said the NZ Council of Trade Unions NZCTU President Richard ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Disestablishment Reveals Government’s Lack Of Plan

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 3:01 pm | NZCTU

The announced disestablishment of Te Pūkenga shows the Government has no plan for vocational education, says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said he was deeply concerned about the impact that another change ... More >>

Workplace Relations Minister Is Misleading New Zealanders, Say Unions

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The new Workplace Relations Minister Brooke van Velden must be upfront with the public, say the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said yesterday’s Newstalk ZB interview with Minister van Velden contained false ... More >>

More Than 10k People Sign Petition To Keep FPAs

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 1:35 pm | NZCTU

Unions are heartened by the response to a petition to keep Fair Pay Agreements, which has now reached well over 10,000 signatures. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said it was a sign of how popular the new legislation was amongst workers. “We ... More >>

Leaked Paper Shows Disregard For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vulnerable Kiwi Workers

Monday, 4 December 2023, 6:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A cabinet consultation paper provided to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions by Newshub today, shows the incoming Government is disregarding the negative impact of repealing Fair Pay Agreements, and the advice of their own officials. NZCTU President ... More >>

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 >>





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