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Union Movement Supports Nurses' Strike

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all affliated unions, is supporting the 30,000 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation who will stop work tomorrow and take industrial action for eight hours to amplify their need for better pay and ... More >>

Employment Court Ruling - Significant Acknowledgement Of Care As Work

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 12:09 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Yesterday’s ruling by the Employment Court found that the mother, Ms Fleming, of a severely disabled adult son with high care needs, is a homeworker and the Ministry of Health is her employer and therefore is entitled to be paid for hours worked caring. ... More >>

Social Insurance Could Make A Huge Difference In Aotearoa

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:04 pm | CTU

The CTU warmly welcomes the government announcement to explore a social unemployment insurance scheme. The CTU, together with Government and Business New Zealand, have already been looking at possible ways to support workers through change in the Future ... More >>

Support For The Wellington Bus Drivers

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:07 pm | CTU

The President of the Council of Trade Unions supports Wellington bus drivers who have voted today to reject their employers offer. "NZ Bus thought it could get drivers to agree to a buy out of their terms and conditions through a lump sum payment. ... More >>

2021 Budget: CTU Welcomes Progress, But More Needed To Address The Challenges Of Building Back Better

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:28 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the Government’s investments in 2021 Budget released today. "We particularly welcome the spending on improving income support which will reduce all poverty including child poverty. However, the Budget should ... More >>

Safer Sick Leave A Reality

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 9:09 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is delighted that the Labour Government has passed law lifting the minimum number days of paid sick leave to 10 days. "Working people campaigned for this improvement to sick leave. COVID really showed us how important ... More >>

CTU Public Service Unions Meet With Public Service Minister

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 2:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions and affiliated public service unions, met with the Minister for the Public Service Hon Chris Hipkins this afternoon to discuss the pay expectations of those working in our public services. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said it was ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements - Set To Deliver On Real Fairness At Work

Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says the future for working New Zealanders looks much brighter thanks to today’s announcement that Fair Pay Agreements are much closer to becoming a reality. The announcement was made by the Minister of Workplace Relations ... More >>

Unemployment Statistics - COVID-19 Recovery Still Uneven

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 11:45 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned that working people are continuing to bear the costs of the COVID-19 crisis. "Today’s figures from Statistics New Zealand show that 54% of all working people did not receive a pay increase in the last year. ... More >>

Myanmar Community & Unions Join For Auckland May Day Rally

Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:57 am | Council of Trade Unions

Unions will join with the local Myanmar community in a show of solidarity for the popular movement for democracy in Myanmar. A military coup on 1 February 2021 deposed the elected government and has led to massive public opposition. The military response ... More >>

Workers’ Memorial Day

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 3:27 pm | Council of Trade Unions

On April 28th, Workers' Memorial Day, working people all around the world remember those killed at work. CTU President Richard Wagstaff wants to see more done to ensure that everyone is able to return home safe and well at the end of their working day. ... More >>

Employment Court Finds In Bus Drivers Favour & Grants Injunction Against Lockout

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 4:26 pm | CTU

The Employment Court has forced NZ Bus to stop its ruthless tactics and allow drivers back on the job. "This decision is a huge relief for bus drivers who have been on the receiving end of an indefinite lockout and who faced the prospect of no income ... More >>

Union Seeks Injunction Against Unlawful Lockout By NZ Bus

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 5:02 am | Council of Trade Unions

The Tramways Union has filed proceedings in the Employment Court seeking an urgent injunction against NZ Bus for putting in place an unlawful indefinite lockout against Wellington bus drivers. This is in response to NZ Bus notifying Wellington bus drivers ... More >>

Bus Drivers Indefinitely Locked-out By Employer

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:22 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is shocked and appalled by the behaviour of NZ Bus, owned by Next Capital, which has today issued lock-out notices to Wellington Bus drivers for an indefinite period. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said, "this ... More >>

Inflation Data Disguises Continued Higher Cost Of Living For The Poorest

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:55 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned that today's consumer price index (CPI) data shows that for the poorest New Zealanders the cost of living continues to rise well ahead of the official headline increase rate of 1.5%. CTU Economist Craig Renney ... More >>

CTU Supports Bold Health Reforms

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 10:22 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is broadly supportive of the bold reforms to our health sector as announced today. "What will be imperative is the inclusion of working peoples voices and perspectives though this period of upheaval and change," ... More >>

Unions Call On Government To Halt Ratifying Trade Agreement With Myanmar

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 4:13 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has today formally written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta and the Minister for Trade, Hon. Damien O’Connor calling on them to take action to halt ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ... More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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