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Provincial Growth Fund exciting opportunity to build good jobs for the future

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Provincial Growth Fund exciting opportunity to build good jobs for the future

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Provincial Growth Fund exciting opportunity to build good jobs for the future Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was excited to see such swift and broad progress on the Provincial Growth Fund for regional economic development from the […]

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Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that the National Party was not fooling any women with the return of its intentionally flawed Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill through […]

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Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg welcomed the release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, or TPPA-11) this afternoon, but remains concerned about gaping holes in […]

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The Grocer’s Market liquidation shows need to limit liability of innocent working people

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on The Grocer’s Market liquidation shows need to limit liability of innocent working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Grocer’s Market liquidation shows need to limit liability of innocent working people CTU Secretary Richard Wagstaff said his heart went out to the people who had been working at The Grocer’s Market when he heard it was going in to receivership today. […]

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Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, and her partner Peter Nunns on the announcement that they are expecting their first child in August this year. […]

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Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama Following revelations that part-time nurse Selina Eruera was unable to pay for a headstone for her son Eramiha after the company he was working for liquidated and avoided […]

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Conditions right for good job creation

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Conditions right for good job creation

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Conditions right for good job creation The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) today said that the slowly falling unemployment rate had plenty of room for improvement, with 343,000 New Zealanders still either out of work or needing more work than policy makers have […]

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Hope, a new Government and making room to fund its programme

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Hope, a new Government and making room to fund its programme

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hope, a new Government and making room to fund its programme It’s refreshing to start a new year with the hope that the change of Government has brought.  Many of its initiatives take additional government spending so one of the Government’s big challenges […]

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Nurses deserve a good outcome in District Health Board negotiations

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nurses deserve a good outcome in District Health Board negotiations

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nurses deserve a good outcome in District Health Board negotiations The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is today in mediation with District Health Boards (DHBs) to try to negotiate a decent collective agreement that provides fair pay and healthy workplaces for 27,000 nurses, midwives […]

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Employment changes a good start

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Employment changes a good start

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Employment changes a good start The Government’s legislative changes announced today will ensure work will get better for hundreds of thousands of people, but there’s more to be done says the Council of Trade Unions. “Most working people in New Zealand are aware […]

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Council of Trade Unions President eager to pick up work on equal pay

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Council of Trade Unions President eager to pick up work on equal pay

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Council of Trade Unions President eager to pick up work on equal pay Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was looking forward to the Government reconvening the Joint Working Group on equal pay as soon as possible. “Putting […]

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Congrats, Jacinda and Clarke on adding to your portfolios

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Congrats, Jacinda and Clarke on adding to your portfolios

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Congrats, Jacinda and Clarke on adding to your portfolios The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff extended warm congratulations today to the Prime Minister and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news they are expecting their first child. “I think it’s fair […]

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Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout 50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by […]

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CTU mourns Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU mourns Jim Anderton

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: CTU mourns Jim Anderton The Council of Trade Unions is expressing its sympathy to the family of Jim Anderton following his death overnight, and marking his huge contribution to New Zealand political life. CTU president Richard Wagstaff said that Jim Anderton had been […]

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Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Council of Trade Unions seeking major changes to our tax system Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that the proposed appointment of Council of Trade Unions Economist, Dr Bill Rosenberg, would give working people the confidence to participate in the […]

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Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay one step closer today for mental health and addiction support workers Women working in New Zealand can take good heart from the announcement of Government negotiations on equal pay for people working in mental health and addiction support, says CTU President […]

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New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealanders need time to upskill for climate change New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says today that he is worried people working in New Zealand don’t realise how much their livelihoods are at risk from climate change. “The Stocktake […]

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Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government makes steps towards repaying long-term debts to society CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg welcomed the Government’s Half Year Fiscal Update as a positive sign that the Government was willing to repay the social and environmental deficits run up over the last 9 years. […]

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How low wages hold back progress

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Productivity, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on How low wages hold back progress

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: How low wages hold back progress Wages are important socially and economically, but wages are low in New Zealand. We are in a low wage rut, dependent on low wage industries like agriculture and tourism. Low wages contribute to New Zealand’s high income […]

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New Zealand prepared to put people before politics – time for Australia to step up

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Zealand prepared to put people before politics – time for Australia to step up

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand prepared to put people before politics – time for Australia to step up New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh will be speaking on Sunday in support of Manus Island refugees at a broad-based rally at Auckland Unitarian […]

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