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Economy steady but need to prepare for change

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economy steady but need to prepare for change

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “The GDP figures out this morning confirm that the economy is growing steadily and doing well compared to other OECD countries,” says Richard Wagstaff, President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. “It is good to see that business investment is tracking up from low points in […]

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Government supports collective bargaining for those working in film and screen industry

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government supports collective bargaining for those working in film and screen industry

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Joint media release from The NZ Council of Trade Unions, Equity NZ and NZ Writers Guild The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. “It is fantastic that […]

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CTU welcomes initiative to progress discussions in education

By   /  June 1, 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 welcomes initiative to progress discussions in education

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The CTU has welcomed the statement from Education Minister Chris Hipkins inviting the NZEI and PPTA to meet with him and senior Ministry officials to discuss the issues preventing a settlement of the current industrial dispute.  “This is a positive and welcome development which our education affiliates will […]

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The CTU Budget Report 2019

By   /  May 31, 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 CTU Budget Report 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The CTU Budget Report 2019 The Government describes it as a Wellbeing Budget and has taken a different approach to the way funding has been prioritised, including stating five Budget Priorities last December. We have therefore not only assessed it in the usual way by […]

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CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start

By   /  May 30, 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 CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming theconcept of a Wellbeing Budget “We certainly believe that a budget whichfocuses on meaningful measures to ensure the lives of all New Zealanders arebetter, is a good idea,” CTU President […]

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Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but broader review needed

By   /  May 23, 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 Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but broader review needed

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “The announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Government was moving from a rigid 20% debt target to a range between 15% and 25% is welcome,” CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg says. “At a time when interest rates are low it makes absolute sense to fund more of […]

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Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

By   /  May 23, 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 Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research, for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have conducted a detailed analysis of what the government needs to allocate to health spending in the […]

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PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

By   /  May 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, Unions  /  Comments Off on PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Minister Twyford’s announcement this morning of reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) will be a timely fix for bad legislation that has cost jobs and pay for drivers and left public transport systems broken says New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. PTOM was […]

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Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

By   /  May 16, 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 Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard is calling on Auckland Transport, part of Auckland Council to intervene, and “remove the suspensions which are preventing the people who keep Auckland’s trains safe, from doing their work.” “CAF, the company Auckland Transport have contracted to provide maintenance and […]

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Big business attacks the low paid

By   /  May 13, 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 Big business attacks the low paid

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Access Community Health’s decision to suspend approximately 40 contact centre workers and coordinators taking part in a partial strike is draconian and reflects badly on their reputation, says NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. “The owner of Access – Green Cross – is a big business with deep pockets. In […]

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Just Transition Summit

By   /  May 9, 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 Just Transition Summit

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet,” CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. “The provision of good jobs and secure incomes created through […]

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Welfare report offers hope – CTU

By   /  May 3, 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 Welfare report offers hope – CTU

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group report Whakamana Tāngata provides clear recognition that our welfare system was broken and needed overhauling, the Council of Trade Unions said today. “New Zealand has a proud history of ensuring Kiwis can access the fundamental basics of life. We led the way with […]

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Union leaders arrested by Fijian authorities

By   /  May 1, 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 Union leaders arrested by Fijian authorities

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Fijian Government to urgently release the Trade Union officials currently being detained. “We have heard that union officials being detained include the Secretary General of the Fijian Trade Union Congress (FTUC) Felix Anthony and general secretaries of […]

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Finding enough revenue and the ‘Wellbeing Budget’

By   /  May 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 Finding enough revenue and the ‘Wellbeing Budget’

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Finding enough revenue and the ‘Wellbeing Budget’ The Prime Minister has announced that the Government will not tax the income from capital gains while she is Prime Minister. It has therefore lost a future source of revenue at a time when needs are becoming ever […]

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CTU concerned by research findings in tertiary sector

By   /  May 1, 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 concerned by research findings in tertiary sector

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is concerned by some of the findings in a ‘State of the Public Tertiary Education Sector Survey’ released today by the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi (TEU). “Tertiary institutions are tremendously important to our society – they allow for the development of […]

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Bus drivers to get breaks thanks to MOU

By   /  April 30, 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 Bus drivers to get breaks thanks to MOU

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Today’s announcement of an agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between government, unions, and employers is a hugely positive step in getting the buses moving on time while ensuring drivers are getting the breaks they are entitled to. This is a great example of what can be achieved […]

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Workers Memorial Day – April 28

By   /  April 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health & Safety, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Workers Memorial Day – April 28

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU S All around the globe events will be occurring to mark Workers Memorial Day to remember those who were killed at work.  “In the last year 55 working Kiwis went to work and never came home. Every single person who heads out the door to begin their working […]

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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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