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Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted by new Principles Ensuring that employment practices are free from gender bias, that pay rates are transparent and that the role of unpaid work is finally recognised, are among new Principles launched today to help workers and employers eliminate the gender pay gap in the […]

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First Government Budget hits all the right notes – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on First Government Budget hits all the right notes – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

First Government Budget hits all the right notes, more needed long term Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff says the Government’s first budget shows it backs the right priorities, and could achieve even more by raising revenue and freeing fiscal constraints. “I am very impressed by what the Government and Finance Minister have achieved […]

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Conditions right for good job creation – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Conditions right for good job creation – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Conditions right for good job creation The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) today said that the slowly falling unemployment rate had plenty of room for improvement, with 343,000 New Zealanders still either out of work or needing more work than policy makers have created. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that in the regions particularly, the […]

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Congrats, Jacinda and Clarke on adding to your portfolios – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff extended warm congratulations today to the Prime Minister and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news they are expecting their first child. “I think it’s fair to say that of all the roles they’ve signed up for in the last few months, this one can be the […]

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Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout 50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by Fiji Government-controlled Air Terminal Services. The rally was attended by members of […]

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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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