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The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ a more equal place Today’s Budget, the ninth this Government has prepared does not make our country a more equal society. “A successful budget moves New Zealand towards being a more equal society – it […]

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Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Employment Law, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten. Today’s announcement was part […]

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Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments

Published By   /  May 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments Joint Media Release: Council of Trade Unions, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, and the Public Service Association Operational health funding will need to increase by almost $1.1 billion in this […]

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West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense “Pushing the West Coast DHB into an expensive public ‘private’ partnership to fund the new Buller hospital makes no economic sense”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, referring to a revelation by the Association of Senior […]

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Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis living rurally need the same ambulance service as everyone else Yesterday’s announcement, from the Government, that extra funding will be allocated to fund rural ambulance services needs to closely examined. “What this funding boost does is give a qualified paramedic an assistant. […]

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Industry standards: a solution to improving wages

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Industry standards: a solution to improving wages

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Industry standards: a solution to improving wages Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that wages in the private sector are falling behind the cost of living and that urgent action from Government is needed. The average hourly wage grew by only […]

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Budgeting for People’s Needs

Published By   /  May 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Public Services, Unions  /  Comments Off on Budgeting for People’s Needs

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budgeting for People’s Needs On 25 May, the Government will announce its last Budget before the election. Budgets are always political statements whose facts are difficult to spot amid the tornado-like spin, but pre-election Budgets are even more so. But it is worth […]

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Workers Memorial Day – too many Kiwis are being killed at work

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Health & Safety, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Workers Memorial Day – too many Kiwis are being killed at work

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Workers Memorial Day – too many Kiwis are being killed at work In the last two weeks seven New Zealanders went to work and never came home. They were killed at work. This Workers Memorial Day, April 28th, we remember them and other […]

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Equal Pay Exposure Draft Needs Fixing

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, equal pay, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal Pay Exposure Draft Needs Fixing

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal Pay Exposure Draft Needs Fixing “We need Equal Pay legislation that is consistent with the recent Court of Appeal Judgement on the Terranova Case and the agreed Joint Working Group recommended principles. This Exposure Bill falls short in crucial areas,” said CTU […]

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Prices of necessities rising

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Prices of necessities rising

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Prices of necessities rising “Not only is the 1 percent overall rise in prices this quarter larger than expected, but it is concentrated mainly in necessities that hit the budgets of low and middle income households hardest,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, responding […]

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Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Migration, Unions  /  Comments Off on Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lift wages, enforce rights for migrant workers Lifting wages and improving the quality of work for workers in industries with large number of temporary migrant workers need as much attention as modifications announced today, the CTU says. The government today announced changes to […]

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Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, equal pay, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Historic day as caregivers offered equal pay settlement Unions representing care and support workers are pleased to be jointly announcing with government a proposed equal pay settlement to 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors. The proposed settlement is […]

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OECD calls for better redundancy support – who is listening?

Published By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Employment Law, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on OECD calls for better redundancy support – who is listening?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: OECD calls for better redundancy support – who is listening? A just-released OECD report on New Zealand calling for a more active role for the government in supporting redundant workers prompts a welcome debate, the CTU said today. “Working people have borne the […]

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Is New Zealand Superannuation affordable?

Published By   /  April 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Retirement, Unions  /  Comments Off on Is New Zealand Superannuation affordable?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Is New Zealand Superannuation affordable? The age of eligibility to receive New Zealand Superannuation is again being challenged. The usual reason given for raising the age of eligibility is affordability of the scheme. For example the Commission for Financial Capability (formerly the Retirement […]

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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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