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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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‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, Looting, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, wages  /  Comments Off on ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea came under attack yesterday as angry police and corrections officers stormed into Parliament Haus and destroyed the main entrance.  Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk National District Governor Powes Parkop has pledged that it will be business as usual today in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, protest, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Strikes, wages  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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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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Was National a ‘good economic manager’?

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Productivity, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Was National a ‘good economic manager’?

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Was National a ‘good economic manager’? It’s a crucial part of the mythology around National Party Governments that they are “good economic managers”, as their new leader, Simon Bridges, is repeating. The business commentariat repeat it endlessly too. How true is this? ‘Economic […]

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Poor Vanuatu pay ruling risks negative impact on security, say upset police

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Salaries, Security, teachers, Vanuatu, wages  /  Comments Off on Poor Vanuatu pay ruling risks negative impact on security, say upset police

Vanuatu police in the Manaro rescue operation last year on Ambae. Image: Richard Nanua/Vanuatu Daily Post By Richard M. Nanua in Port Vila Some Vanuatu police officers have raised dissatisfaction on the implementation of the Government Remuneration Tribunal (GRT) ruling taking effect today, claiming it might negatively impact on security in the country. After receiving […]

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How low wages hold back progress

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Productivity, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on How low wages hold back progress

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: How low wages hold back progress Wages are important socially and economically, but wages are low in New Zealand. We are in a low wage rut, dependent on low wage industries like agriculture and tourism. Low wages contribute to New Zealand’s high income […]

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Vector spot-on to adopt the Living Wage

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Vector spot-on to adopt the Living Wage

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vector spot-on to adopt the Living Wage The announcement that Auckland electricity and gas provider Vector has become a fully-accredited Living Wage employer is a landmark move says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. “While local authorities have received the most attention, […]

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The union pay premium, 2017

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on The union pay premium, 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: The union pay premium, 2017 In August, the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University released their annual analysis of collective employment agreements (CEAs). It shows again that people who are part of a collective get better pay rises: the […]

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Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Living in New Zealand even now more expensive – especially if you are poor The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living. “Prices are rising faster […]

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Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Economic Bulletin, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners A new report on inequalities in wages, salaries and the income of the self-employed finds growing inequalities in the income they earned per hour over the period 1998 to 2015. To a reasonable approximation, […]

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Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wage and salary earners below the average wage lost out on income growth A new Council of Trade Unions Inequality in Wages and Self-Employment 1998-2015 over the period 1998 to 2015 finds the hourly earnings of low and middle income wage and salary […]

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Prices of necessities rising

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions, wages  /  Comments Off on Prices of necessities rising

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Prices of necessities rising “Not only is the 1 percent overall rise in prices this quarter larger than expected, but it is concentrated mainly in necessities that hit the budgets of low and middle income households hardest,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg, responding […]

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We need to work smarter not longer

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, capital gains tax, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, incomes, manufacturing, OECD, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Productivity Commission, smart green economy, student visa fraud, The Issues, wages, work  /  Comments Off on We need to work smarter not longer

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We need to work smarter not longer The charade of this Government’s sound economic management is unraveling. Misleading GDP figures, pumped up by property speculation and high immigration, have given the impression that all is well, masking our continued productivity decline compared to OECD countries. […]

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