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Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said today that she had woken up full of excitement for New Zealand women, their families and communities following the announcement of the new coalition […]

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Campaign is over, now the real work begins

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Campaign is over, now the real work begins

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Campaign is over, now the real work begins The Council of Trade Unions warmly welcomed Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Arden into office following the announcement tonight of the Labour Party coalition agreement with New Zealand First and the Green Party. “On behalf of working […]

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Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living. “Prices are rising faster […]

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Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan Syd Keepa, the Council of Trade Unions, Te Kauae Kaimahi Vice-President Māori said he was saddened to hear of the passing on Sunday of Vera Kirihau Morgan, fondly known as ‘Aunty Vera’. “Aunty […]

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Special votes confirm mood for change

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Special votes confirm mood for change

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Special votes confirm mood for change Working New Zealanders today welcomed the news that special votes in the General Election had reinforced the mandate for a change of Government. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said “It’s no surprise to me that the Labour Party […]

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More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work Statistics released today on workplace death and injury show that we still have a big problem in New Zealand workplaces. “These numbers show that, on average, over 51 Kiwis a year are being killed at […]

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Challenges for the incoming Government

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Challenges for the incoming Government

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Challenges for the incoming Government We won’t know for a while which parties will make up the new New Zealand Government. Whoever it is will face the same challenges. The most likely shocks to New Zealand’s economy are from the international economy and […]

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Better economic management needed from Government to kickstart Kiwi incomes

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Better economic management needed from Government to kickstart Kiwi incomes

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Better economic management needed from Government to kickstart Kiwi incomes CTU President Richard Wagstaff is today calling for a gamechanging shift in central control of the economy given yesterday’s abysmal Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index survey result. “We haven’t seen New Zealanders […]

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GDP figures not good enough 

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on GDP figures not good enough 

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: GDP figures not good enough  In economic figures out today CTU President Richard Wagstaff says “New Zealand is flatlining. For nearly a decade our productivity performance and our growth per person has been embarrassing.” “We know Kiwis are hard workers, yet they are […]

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Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want “National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election,” says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. Crucial talks are […]

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Kiwis need a healthy health system

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwis need a healthy health system

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis need a healthy health system “All New Zealanders should be able to access the health care they need when they need it – this should be a fundamental basic,” said CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “We agree with the concerns that the Labour […]

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Accounting firm’s disgraceful description of health and safety as “overkill”

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Health & Safety, Unions  /  Comments Off on Accounting firm’s disgraceful description of health and safety as “overkill”

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Accounting firm’s disgraceful description of health and safety as “overkill” The Council of Trade Unions is appalled that an Auckland accounting business has described health and safety as “overkill”. Reckon Accounting has published a survey today, which claims health and safety is a “compliance” that […]

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Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minimum wage challenging for Prime Minister and working Kiwis too CTU President Richard Wagstaff has challenged the Prime Minister to show some real leadership when it comes to wages by setting a clear target for the minimum wage. The call follows today’s admission […]

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National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Party needs to commit to maintaining working Kiwis leave entitlements Working people are concerned that the National Party will change the 2003 Holidays Act if returned to Government stripping hard working Kiwis of basic leave entitlements. “Clearly the National Party is colluding […]

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Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens equal pay policy will deliver more for women The Greens have today launched their equal pay policy, working women know that this policy could make New Zealand a fairer place if implemented. CTU President Richard Wagstaff believes that this policy could make […]

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Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners A new report on inequalities in wages, salaries and the income of the self-employed finds growing inequalities in the income they earned per hour over the period 1998 to 2015. To a reasonable approximation, […]

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Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth A new Council of Trade Unions Inequality in Wages and Self-Employment 1998-2015 over the period 1998 to 2015 finds the hourly earnings of low and middle income wage and salary […]

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More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed  

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed  

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: More research; gender pay imbalance can be fixed   Findings released today by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research show that the gender wage imbalance can be attributed simply to sexism. “It’s 2017 – we’ve come so far as a society. But there is so […]

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Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Treasury pre-election update – more needed to meet health, education and housing Treasury’s pre-election update of its forecasts for the economy and government finances, released today, show that the government surplus won’t meet what New Zealanders need in priority areas of health, education […]

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More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: More forestry workers being killed at work – Woodhouse needs to take action On Monday forestry worker Te Oho Mauri Piripi (“Piri”) Bartlet was killed at work. He is the second member of his family to have been killed at work in the […]

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