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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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Justice for Pike a step closer  

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Justice for Pike a step closer  

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Justice for Pike a step closer   Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step closer for the […]

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Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century”

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century”

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century” The Council of Trade Unions (CTU), speaking on behalf of working New Zealanders, is putting its weight behind efforts to oppose resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). “This week It’s Our Future, […]

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National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support Today the Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working women, is calling on all women in Parliament to vote for women and vote against the first reading of the Government’s Employment (Pay […]

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Labour market statistics bleak

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour market statistics bleak

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour market statistics bleak Figures out today from Stats New Zealand tell a bleak story about the labour market. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, “Too many people are still unemployed and looking for more work – and nothing has been done about it.” […]

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Fighting fake facts

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fighting fake facts

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fighting fake facts The heat of the general election campaign is rising so I suppose it is the time that you’d expect more than usual numbers of fake facts to be tossed around. You’d also hope that there would be more than the […]

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Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of […]

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Equal Pay Week of Action Event schedule

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, equal pay, Unions  /  Comments Off on Equal Pay Week of Action Event schedule

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal Pay Week of Action Event schedule When Where What Next meeting/practice Contact Whangarei Saturday 12 August 10am gather for 10.30am start. Toyota site Carruth Street, opposite Pak n Save – across the road to the quay area. Flash mob dancing to She […]

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Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The ‘Guidance on closing the pay gap’ released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. “Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the fight for equal pay, and more recently in the Care […]

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Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for working people Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. ‘This plan demonstrates a real and positive alternative to the Government’s budget and gives people a real choice when they […]

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Green infrastructure plan welcome 

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green infrastructure plan welcome 

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green infrastructure plan welcome  Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, the CTU said today. Green […]

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Government responds to increasing health needs with spin

By   /  July 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government responds to increasing health needs with spin

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government responds to increasing health needs with spin “The Government’s media spin on the Health budget is hiding some inconvenient truths about what’s happening with our public health services,” says Council of Trade Unions economist Bill Rosenberg. A post-Budget analysis of government health […]

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Working people’s share of income – a brief New Zealand history

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people’s share of income – a brief New Zealand history

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people’s share of income – a brief New Zealand history The share of income that working people receive from all the income generated by their work – the labour income share – is important for many reasons and has long been of […]

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Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy celebrated by working people Labour’s launch today of their Workplace Relations Policy is being celebrated by working people as innovative, future focused and fair. “We are excited to see Labour’s commitment to introduce Fair Pay Agreements which would set […]

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Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greater Wellington Regional Council commits to bring employers and bus drivers together Finally some progress was made today to provide some certainly for Wellington’s bus drivers. Today the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) chairperson Chris Laidlaw committed, during the meeting, to bring together […]

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Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy? Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing […]

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So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: So-called Budget mental health funding boost is a cut in real terms The Government’s big Budget promises of additional mental health funding are nothing more than a cruel deception on people already struggling to get the help they need, says the Council of […]

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Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Health & Safety, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Supreme Health and Safety Award recognises the value of working together “The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an exemplar of what we can achieve when we all work together in an industry – working people, employers and government agencies,” says CTU President Richard […]

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A socially unbalanced Budget

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Public Services, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on A socially unbalanced Budget

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: A socially unbalanced Budget The Budget last week was, as expected, an election year Budget. Many low and middle income families will welcome the relief of some extra money in their pockets. But much more could have gone to them rather than to […]

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