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#PeaceLikeMine – international union campaign for peace in Gaza

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on #PeaceLikeMine – international union campaign for peace in Gaza

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: #PeaceLikeMine – international union campaign for peace in Gaza Workers in New Zealand are today the first to participate in an international day of action being undertaken by unions across the globe calling for the United Nations to do more to deliver peace between Israel and Palestine. “The […]

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Change the Government to improve jobs and wages

By   /  August 6, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Change the Government to improve jobs and wages

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Change the Government to improve jobs and wages “The wage and employment statistics out today, the last before the election, show how the Government has failed workers over its two terms,” says CTU President, Helen Kelly. “Unemployment has at last fallen below 6% but at 5.6% and 137,000 […]

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Labours policies a step change for working people

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labours policies a step change for working people

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Labours policies a step change for working people “After six long years of working life getting tougher in New Zealand workers have been given a real choice today with the announcement of Labours Industrial Relations policy package.” CTU President Helen Kelly said “In is just 152 days up […]

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Rising interest rate and dollar driving manufacturing exports back to Global Financial Crisis levels

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Rising interest rate and dollar driving manufacturing exports back to Global Financial Crisis levels

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Rising interest rate and dollar driving manufacturing exports back to Global Financial Crisis levels The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Reserve Bank not to raise interest rates on Thursday. “Another rise in interest rates will raise the dollar further, striking another blow at high value […]

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Prices rising where they hurt families most

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Prices rising where they hurt families most

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Prices rising where they hurt families most “While overall price inflation is still modest, and should give no reason for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates further, the rises are occurring where they hurt families most: in food, housing and electricity,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. CPI […]

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Low income families hit hardest by global crisis and high housing costs

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Low income families hit hardest by global crisis and high housing costs

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Low income families hit hardest by global crisis and high housing costs “The effects on families of the global financial crisis, lack of adjustment of the accommodation supplement and high housing costs show up in the latest Household Incomes Report from the Ministry of Social Development,” says CTU Economist Bill […]

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Bridges must act to ban importation of asbestos

By   /  July 3, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bridges must act to ban importation of asbestos

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Bridges must act to ban importation of asbestos The CTU is calling on Minister Simon Bridges to act on the eve of Mesothelioma* Day (*Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres). “Today in Parliament, MP Andrew Little tabled an asbestos containing product which was able […]

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Labour’s immigration policy values workers

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour’s immigration policy values workers

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Labour’s immigration policy values workers The CTU welcomes the commitment to the Living Wage in Labour’s immigration policy announcement made this morning and believes that it will assist in improving working conditions for all workers in NZ and is good for migrants. It will drive wages up and is […]

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CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer The CTU has today made a strong oral submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. “It is possible to turn around the terrible record of health and safety in this […]

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Labour's financial plan will make life fairer for working Kiwis

By   /  June 25, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour's financial plan will make life fairer for working Kiwis

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Labour's financial plan will make life fairer for working Kiwis Labour’s Fiscal Plan shows a clear and positive difference from National. “Those who earn over over 150,000 will pay more tax and applying tax to trusts to combat tax avoidance, are welcome steps to reducing inequality and the […]

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High growth for now – but who benefits?

By   /  June 19, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on High growth for now – but who benefits?

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: High growth for now – but who benefits? “Will most people see money in their pockets as a result of the current high GDP growth rates?” asks Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. “Economic growth is forecast to peak this year, yet wage growth has been slow. There is a […]

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Why is the Reserve Bank happy with low wage growth?

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Why is the Reserve Bank happy with low wage growth?

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Why is the Reserve Bank happy with low wage growth? “There seems little prospect for better wage growth if the Reserve Bank is to be believed”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “It says the slow wage growth is because of more people wanting jobs, rapid immigration growth, and […]

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Forest contractor’s attitude unhelpful

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Forest contractor’s attitude unhelpful

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Forest contractor’s attitude unhelpful The CTU is gobsmacked at today’s attack from the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) to its own Independent Forest Safety Review Report. “FICAs public meltdown is unfortunate and disappointing. We are very concerned that this type of behaviour may mean that workers do not […]

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Ministry report: National Government changes not working

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Ministry report: National Government changes not working

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Ministry report: National Government changes not working The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its report into the changes to the Holidays Act and the Employment Relations Act the National Government made in 2011. “This report clearly shows that this set of changes by the […]

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$232 million effectively cut from Health budget

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on $232 million effectively cut from Health budget

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: $232 million effectively cut from Health budget An analysis of the Health Vote in last month’s Budget by the Council of Trade Unions finds that the Government has effectively cut the Health budget by $232 million. It is now $232 million short of what is needed to keep […]

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Unwise, unfair and unnecessary: Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid workers

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Unwise, unfair and unnecessary: Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid workers

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Unwise, unfair and unnecessary: Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid workers The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is disappointed with the decision today by Minister of Labour Simon Bridges to amend the Minimum Wage Order to allow wages to be calculated over a fortnight.  Jeff Sissons, CTU […]

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