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Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law – NZCTU

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law – NZCTU

The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of this Bill, “we are carefully examining the detail of this proposed law but it does look as though it will be […]

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Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Addressing inequality the greatest test of governments – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Key announcements from Labour and the Green Party in the last week deliver the foundations of a strong alternative government in waiting which would make New Zealand a more equal place, the CTU said today. “Our economy is completely out of balance. Too many families are struggling to pay the bills. The greatest test of […]

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Green infrastructure plan welcome – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green infrastructure plan welcome – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Having a more assertive plan to address climate change should be coupled with initiatives to create opportunities for decent work in the green economy, and the Green Party’s contribution to this work is welcome, the CTU said today. Green Party Co Leader James Shaw announced the party’s Green Infrastructure Fund election priority in Auckland today. […]

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Economy not meeting the needs of working people – where is the Governments strategy? New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing as Treasury had predicted. “Just three weeks ago Treasury forecast in the Budget that GDP would increase by 1.1 percent in the three months to March, […]

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