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Government and unions right the wrong for people working in mental health and addiction support

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government and unions right the wrong for people working in mental health and addiction support

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated the Government, the Public Service Association and E tū – and also providers – on a deal that rightly puts mental health and addiction support workers back into the pay equity settlement they were left out of last year. […]

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Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 […]

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Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today’s vote from New Zealand Nurses Organisation members to reject the latest agreement offer from District Health Boards showed the cumulative strain of nine years of health underfunding has reached breaking point. “Collective bargaining is a reflection of […]

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Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that Burger King should stick to flame-grilling burgers instead of roasting employment relations, as Unite members have had to resort to taking industrial action around the country. “Unite has made it really clear to Burger King that its lack […]

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Living wage win for core public services shows success of campaign

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Living wage win for core public services shows success of campaign

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff congratulated Living Wage Aotearoa and the Government for moving to a living wage of at least $20.55 an hour by the first of September for all people employed in the core public service. “The Living Wage is a movement whose […]

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Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments 

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments 

MIL OSI – Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today. “Our economy is completely out of balance. Too many families are struggling to pay the bills. The […]

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Pike families deserve answers and justice

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pike families deserve answers and justice

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pike families deserve answers and justice Date:  12 November, 2016 On November 19 2010, almost 6 years ago, 29 men were killed at Pike River Mine. Their deaths were completely preventable and no person or organisation has ever been held responsible. There […]

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Working for free

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working for free

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Working for free Date:  15 November, 2016 There is 13 percent left of 2016. In New Zealand we have a pay imbalance of what men and women are paid. On average across our society men are paid 13 percent more than women. […]

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New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases

By   /  November 8, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New information shows households with lowest living standards face highest price increases Date:  8 November, 2016 “The new information on prices facing different types of households released by Statistics New Zealand today means we should be even more concerned about inequalities and […]

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Plenty of potential in Future of Work and jobs proposals

By   /  November 6, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Plenty of potential in Future of Work and jobs proposals

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plenty of potential in Future of Work and jobs proposals Date:  6 November, 2016 Labour has significantly upped the stakes on new ideas generation for the future of work and good jobs, the Council of Trade Unions said today. CTU President Richard […]

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Government policies still leave too many out of work

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government policies still leave too many out of work

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government policies still leave too many out of work Date:  2 November, 2016 “While a small reduction in unemployment is welcome, it is much too slow,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “That is still 128,000 officially looking for work, and worse than […]

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Quality public tertiary education for all New Zealanders is what's needed

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Quality public tertiary education for all New Zealanders is what's needed

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Quality public tertiary education for all New Zealanders is what’s needed Date:  30 September, 2016 The Draft Productivity Commission Report looking at new models of tertiary education poses risks for students and working people if the recommendations to open up tertiary education […]

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Official information request reveals tip of the holiday pay iceberg

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Official information request reveals tip of the holiday pay iceberg

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Official information request reveals tip of the holiday pay iceberg Date:  23 September, 2016 The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to […]

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Low quality growth in New Zealand’s production is not a good basis for better living standards

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Low quality growth in New Zealand’s production is not a good basis for better living standards

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Low quality growth in New Zealand’s production is not a good basis for better living standards Date:  15 September, 2016 “We are seeing low quality growth in what New Zealand produces,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg commenting on the June GDP growth […]

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Paid leave for domestic violence survivors essential

By   /  September 13, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Paid leave for domestic violence survivors essential

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Paid leave for domestic violence survivors essential Date:  13 September, 2016 Justice Minister Amy Adams will announce her response to the Strengthening New Zealand’s Legislative Response to Family Violence report at midday today, and working people are calling for better support systems […]

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Everyone should be respected at work; including migrants

By   /  September 9, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Everyone should be respected at work; including migrants

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Everyone should be respected at work; including migrants Date:  9 September, 2016 Working people in New Zealand deserve the freedom to be respected and valued at work regardless of where they were born. The significant Cartias Report ‘Stand up for what’s right […]

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