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Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will – CTU

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

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 of action to clean up unpaid work […]

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Fair Pay Agreements put NZ back on track to decent jobs – CTU

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fair Pay Agreements put NZ back on track to decent jobs – CTU

Fair Pay Agreements put New Zealand back on track to decent jobs Decent jobs for Kiwis who have been trapped in low-wage industries are set to return with Fair Pay Agreements, says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. “Generations of New Zealanders had a deal where full time labour meant the security of a […]

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Unions ready to start just transition to low carbon economy – CTU

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Unions ready to start just transition to low carbon economy – CTU

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the announcement today of Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods that the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) would be facilitating a tripartite approach with workers, business and government to plan a just transition for the oil and gas workforce. “The urgency for a just […]

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CTU supports better valuing District Health Board nurses

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU supports better valuing District Health Board nurses

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was standing beside members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) who had returned a ‘no’ vote on their latest collective agreement offer. Mr Wagstaff said that it was in everyone’s interests, including the District Health Boards (DHBs) that these negotiations concluded with […]

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CTU pleased with swift progress on pay equity principles

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU pleased with swift progress on pay equity principles

Richard Wagstaff, CTU President said today he was pleased to be able to formally announce the swift progress made in the tripartite union, business and public sector Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles, which reported back to Government last week. “This proves there is solid agreement across the board that 2018 is the year […]

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Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times – CTU

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, and her partner Peter Nunns on the announcement that they are expecting their first child in August this year. “Parliament is meant to be a House of Representatives, so it’s lovely […]

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CTU mourns Jim Anderton

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU mourns Jim Anderton

The Council of Trade Unions is expressing its sympathy to the family of Jim Anderton following his death overnight, and marking his huge contribution to New Zealand political life. CTU president Richard Wagstaff said that Jim Anderton had been a friend and ally to working people throughout his extensive political career. “Working people experienced dark […]

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Time for Australia to step up says CTU

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Time for Australia to step up says CTU

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh will be speaking on Sunday in support of Manus Island refugees at a broad-based rally at Auckland Unitarian Church. “Church groups, refugee advocacy services, climate change activists, and members of the New Zealand Parliament are all backing our Prime Minister’s offer to take 150 Manus […]

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Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on parent’s – CTU

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on their parent’s share of national income Statistics New Zealand’s National Accounts (Income and Expenditure) data released today shows that working people are getting the smallest slice of the pie in New Zealand since 2006. “A generation ago, it was understood that the people doing the work […]

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Pike River families have protected working people once again – CTU

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonya’s son Ben and Anna’s husband Milton in Pike River Mine. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that the decision delivered […]

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Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth in New Zealand – CTU

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth in New Zealand – CTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. “Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the super-rich has seen a groundswell of public support to re-examine whether the […]

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Counting down to a better equal pay law – CTU

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Counting down to a better equal pay law – CTU

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says ‘working for free day’ today is no cause for celebration, but politicians have the power to make the 14th of November 2018 a happier date for New Zealand women. Because of the gender pay imbalance, the 14th of November is the day that on average, New Zealand women […]

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Unions want a better approach to trade and investment – CTU

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Unions want a better approach to trade and investment – CTU

The Council of Trade Unions says that it wants to see a new approach to trade and investment developed that works better for working people, and it remains concerned with aspects of the TPPA that the Government inherited from the previous administration. CTU Secretary Sam Huggard says “Last week I met with Members of the […]

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Parents can focus on the important things with new policy – CTU

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Parents can focus on the important things with new policy – CTU

Mums and dads can focus on the important things with better paid parental leave Mums, dads and other caregivers in paid work around the country will breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement of better paid parental leave today. “Anything we can do to make the first few weeks more relaxed for families with […]

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NZPFA aiming for world-beating agreement for women members – CTU

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZPFA aiming for world-beating agreement for women members – CTU

The New Zealand Professional Footballers Association (NZPFA) has the support of union members as they go into bargaining with New Zealand Football this week. “I think it’s expected by most people now that women receive equal treatment and respect in professional sport” said Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Secretary Sam Huggard. “NZPFA is affiliated to […]

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Unions relieved to see swift action on better equal pay law – CTU

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Unions relieved to see swift action on better equal pay law – CTU

Unions relieved to see swift action on better equal pay law The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is congratulating the Government’s announcement they are scrapping National’s flawed equal pay and pay equity bill. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said that the move is in line with working people’s expectations of the new coalition, […]

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