Union movement welcomes $20 minimum wage

Source: CTU — Working people are pleased that the minimum wage will increase to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021. An increase of $1.10 from the current minimum wage of $18.90. “Increasing the minimum wage to $20 was a promise that Labour made in 2017. The...

Election promise to security guards fulfilled

Source: CTU — The Council of Trade Unions is pleased that the Government has fulfilled an election promise to provide for better employment protections for security guards. “Past experience has shown that security guards are a vulnerable workforce...

10 years since Pike disaster

Source: CTU — November 19 marks the 10th anniversary of Pike River Mine disaster when 29 men were killed at work in the mine. No no-one has ever been held to account for the deaths. “Ten years on from Pike – a preventable workplace catastrophe...