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Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s announcement that the Government will not be supporting a Capital Gains tax is “hugely disappointing” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff. “Working people need a fairer New Zealand, a place where we can all thrive. Ensuring that everyone contributes their share is a key part of that. A […]

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CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU urges government to support Capital Gains Tax

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis need to know that this Labour led Government is built on foundations of fairness,” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. “Supporting a fairer tax system is the right thing to do. Implementing a CGT (Capital Gains Tax) will make our tax system fairer. In addition there are […]

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NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun Laws

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun Laws

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions has provided a written submission to the parliamentary Select Committee in support of the proposed improvements to gun laws. “As a nation we recognise that the Christchurch terrorist attack and the murders of 50 women, men and children has impacted on how much […]

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New Official Living Wage Rate Announced

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on New Official Living Wage Rate Announced

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The CTU welcomes the updated Living Wage rate of $21.15 per hour. The independently assessed rate is defined as being: ‘the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A living wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate […]

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Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy

By   /  March 29, 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 Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy This commentary is an edited version of a recent speech, “Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy”. Whether we look at international comparisons, or look at whether employees are getting a fair share of the income that their work generates, […]

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National Day of Remembrance; together we can create a future of unity

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Day of Remembrance; together we can create a future of unity

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU New Zealanders throughout the country will come together for the National Remembrance Service on Friday 29 March from 10am. “A binding thread throughout the union movement is the notion that an injury to one is an injury to all. What happened in Christchurch on March 15th devastated our […]

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NZCTU supports Climate Strike

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Enviroment, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZCTU supports Climate Strike

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions supports young people who are taking action this Friday and striking for Climate Justice. All across New Zealand young people will be taking collective action on Friday to demand that the government do more to look after our planet and do more to […]

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International Women’s Day March 8

By   /  March 8, 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 International Women’s Day March 8

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU On the eve of International Women’s Day working women are celebrating the achievements and progress women have made whilst looking towards the challenges which remain. “New Zealand has a proud history of recognising women’s voices. We will always hold dear, like a precious taonga, the achievement of Kiwi […]

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Tens of thousands of Kiwi workers sacked

By   /  March 5, 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 Tens of thousands of Kiwi workers sacked

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Government research conducted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows tens of thousands of Kiwi workers are being sacked by their employers every year as employers take advantage of unfair trial periods. “What this research shows us is that people who are employed on trial […]

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What the Tax Working Group did and didn’t do

By   /  March 2, 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 What the Tax Working Group did and didn’t do

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What the Tax Working Group did and didn’t do The Tax Working Group (TWG) hasreported back. The reactions to the proposal for taxing the income from capitalgains have ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous and from “it doesn’t gonearly far enough” to “this is […]

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CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report

By   /  February 21, 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 CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the release of today’s report from the Tax Working Group. The CTUs Economist Bill Rosenberg was a member of this group. “It is good to see that the Working Group has come up with some tangible things that the government can […]

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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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