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A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: A responsible Budget = spending more on public services “The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed government spending. But more investment is needed,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. “We need a government that […]

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Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis Today’s report from the Productivity Commission – New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good. CTU Secretary […]

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Working people delighted with unanimous support for domestic abuse survivors

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people delighted with unanimous support for domestic abuse survivors

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people delighted with unanimous support for domestic abuse survivors Working people congratulate Green MP Jan Logie on successfully getting her proposed law, which will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence, over the first hurdle. […]

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Government statistics released – shows gender pay imbalance needs urgent action

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government statistics released – shows gender pay imbalance needs urgent action

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government statistics released – shows gender pay imbalance needs urgent action Research released today by the Ministry for Women ‘Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in New Zealand’ makes a useful and timely contribution to understanding the factors causing the gender pay […]

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Could we have a people-friendly globalisation?

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Could we have a people-friendly globalisation?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Could we have a people-friendly globalisation? With the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in its death throes, it is time to think about what a good alternative – and what people-friendly globalisation – would look like. At the heart of public concerns, whether it […]

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Prime Minister uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Prime Minister uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work. “We as a society are better than this. By completely overstating the issue of drug use […]

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Progress on the path to pay equity

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Progress on the path to pay equity

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Progress on the path to pay equity With the Government supporting the Pay Equity Principles the next step is to translate the theory of the Principles into reality and get women paid what they are worth. The Principles were developed by the Joint […]

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Court of Appeal decision on Pike, endorses cheque book justice

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Court of Appeal decision on Pike, endorses cheque book justice

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Court of Appeal decision on Pike, endorses cheque book justice The Court of Appeal has released its judgment this afternoon in the case taken by Pike widow Anna Osborne, wife of Milton Osborne, and Sonya Rockhouse, mother of Ben against the government agency […]

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Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Today’s announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. “This is a heartbreaking […]

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Lowest incomes hardest hit by price increases

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Lowest incomes hardest hit by price increases

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lowest incomes hardest hit by price increases “Over the last year, households with lowest incomes were hit hardest by price increases,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, commenting on the Household Living-costs Price Indexes released this morning by Statistics New Zealand. “Looking at the […]

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National Government needs a vision for job creation

Published By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Government needs a vision for job creation

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Government needs a vision for job creation “Every kiwi who wants a job should have access to a job; that’s a basic need of life in modern New Zealand. It should be a decent one that allows them secure income and to […]

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Costs for Kiwis are increasing

Published By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Costs for Kiwis are increasing

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Costs for Kiwis are increasing “The rise in the Consumer Price Index for the three months to December is about what was expected at 0.4 percent but it is more than meets the eye”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “Price rises are usually […]

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Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage Working people welcome today’s Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased – not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April. “People […]

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Government needs to do more to ensure economy raises living standards for all

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government needs to do more to ensure economy raises living standards for all

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government needs to do more to ensure economy raises living standards for all Figures out today show that what New Zealanders produced, measured by our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increased by 1.1 percent in the three months to September. “But while these figures […]

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KiwiRail’s switch to dirty diesel reveals Government’s real agenda on climate change

Published By   /  December 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on KiwiRail’s switch to dirty diesel reveals Government’s real agenda on climate change

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: KiwiRail’s switch to dirty diesel reveals Government’s real agenda on climate change KiwiRail must be resourced by the Government to provide a service which all Kiwis can take pride in; a service which is environmentally sustainable. Today’s announcement to replace some electric trains […]

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New online course to help make New Zealand workplaces safer

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Health & Safety, Unions  /  Comments Off on New online course to help make New Zealand workplaces safer

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: New online course to help make New Zealand workplaces safer A new health and safety course, offered online through a collaboration between WorksafeReps and Open Polytechnic, will help workplace health and safety representatives gain the skills they need to promote safer work practices. […]

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Wellington City Council does the fair thing

Published By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellington City Council does the fair thing

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wellington City Council does the fair thing Great news today from the Wellington City Council; they are making progress towards paying the Living Wage to City Gallery security staff, by ensuring better pay rates no matter when in the day people are working. […]

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Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not more neglect

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not more neglect

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not more neglect “The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. He was […]

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Working people support better laws around domestic violence

Published By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people support better laws around domestic violence

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people support better laws around domestic violence Today, Green MP Jan Logie has had a proposed law drawn from the ballot which, if supported by other political parties, will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic […]

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Prices are an inequality issue

Published By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Prices are an inequality issue

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Prices are an inequality issue We most often think about inequality in terms of income or wealth, but what if some people also experience the cost of living differently? What if the costs that one household faces go up more quickly than the […]

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