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CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today oral submissions begin on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and the Council of Trade Unions is one of the first off the blocks to support this law at Select Committee. “We all know that Kiwis believe in fairness. This Bill will make New Zealand a fairer place […]

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Labour statistics show more effort from government required

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour statistics show more effort from government required

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming signs today, in the Labour Market Statistics, of stronger pay rises coming through but says there is a long way still to go. “It is good to see a strong rise in the average wage over the last year, and that […]

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Living Wage for Westpac

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Living Wage for Westpac

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU SThe Council of Trade Unions is welcoming growing awareness in the business sector that lifting incomes is a priority, with today’s announcement that Westpac will be an accredited Living Wage employer. “It’s good to see that at least some parts of the business sector are recognising that low […]

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The outlook for 2019

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on The outlook for 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The outlook for 2019  This commentary looks at the year ahead. The Prime Minister has described this as the year of ‘delivery’ for the Government and she aint wrong. In addition we need to keep an eye on what’s happening in New Zealand’s economy and […]

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Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Employment Law, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis are a step closer to having fairness at work with today’s announced recommendations from the working party on Fair Pay Agreements,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. “New Zealanders deserve jobs that pay enough to live on, with working hours and conditions that allow them to spend […]

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Historic minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Historic minimum wage announcement a huge relief for working Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU After decades of working Kiwi’s incomes declining relative to the slice of income taken by shareholders, the Government has announced a plan that will help catch wages up, said Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. “The historic increase to the minimum wage from the 1st of April […]

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Changes to migrant labour system for employers welcomed

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes to migrant labour system for employers welcomed

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the opening of a consultation process on changes for employers wanting to hire people on migrant work visas. “We have seen increasingly visible and shocking exploitation of people who have come to New Zealand to work under migrant visas […]

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Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Economist Bill Rosenberg applauded the new approach to Government Budgets, as described in the Budget Policy Statement this afternoon, for taking into account the wellbeing of working people and their families. “Fiscal responsibility is much more than balancing the financial position of the […]

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Victory for working people in New Zealand

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Victory for working people in New Zealand

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Victory for working people in New Zealand The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. “This law allows Kiwis […]

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Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Unions are supporting the call from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for the Government to find agreement on safe staffing levels for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that the chronic issue of understaffing in our […]

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Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Working people are looking forward to fairer employment law passing this side of Christmas says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. Mr Wagstaff says that the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will make it easier for working Kiwis to access their rights at work, and restore dignity in […]

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Midwives central to safe care

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Midwives central to safe care

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was disappointed Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service (MERAS) union members in District Health Boards (DHBs) have had to resort to industrial action, and urged for movement from DHBs. “Midwives are critical for the safe entry into […]

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Council of Trade Unions calls for solidarity for locked out Waikato bus drivers

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Council of Trade Unions calls for solidarity for locked out Waikato bus drivers

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff has called on union members around the country to donate to the lock out fund for FIRST members who have been denied their incomes by Go Bus in the Waikato. “This employer has cynically tried to tank driver’s incomes right before […]

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Eight long years later, working people killed in Pike River will not be forgotten

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Eight long years later, working people killed in Pike River will not be forgotten

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today welcomed the long-awaited release of the Pike River re-entry plan as a victory for the Pike River community and families of the men killed working in the mine. “For eight years, while politicians excused, delayed and tried to walk […]

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Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh says New Zealand’s gender pay imbalance can and must be fixed. “Employers discriminate against women from the first day of work to the last, all the way from minimum wage jobs to Chief Executives.That translates into missed opportunities not just […]

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CTU comment on employment statistics

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on CTU comment on employment statistics

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s wage figures show that Governments can and do make a real difference to the wages of working people, and that the effort needs to continue, the CTU said today. The CTU also welcomed the strong employment figures. “All the parties in the Coalition Government have excellent policy […]

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Government move on electric trains puts Just Transition on the right track

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government move on electric trains puts Just Transition on the right track

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government move on electric trains puts Just Transition on the right track The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the Government announcement that Kiwirail would retain 15 electric engines on the Northern Trunk Line between Hamilton and Palmerston North. Secretary Sam Huggard said that it […]

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Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member […]

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Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law with Equal Pay Bill

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Genuine move to enshrine pay equity in law with Equal Pay Bill

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the passing of the first reading of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill in parliament as a critical historic step towards women accessing their right to be fairly paid. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that the Bill will enshrine the pay equity […]

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Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  October 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Māori women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Co-convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa, Laures Park said that today was the day that Māori women effectively started working for free until 2019, because of the gender pay imbalance compared with the pay of men. “Per hour of work, […]

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