TIASA NEWS

Minimum wage increases to $20

Minimum wage increases to $20

  Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the introduction of the new legal minimum wage of $20 per hour from 1 April 2021. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said, "it’s important that the $20 minimum wage has finally become a reality. "Over 170,000...

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension announcement good for working people

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Finance today to extend the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The payment will protect jobs for businesses affected by the recent rise in alert levels. Applications to the Wage Subsidy...

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 minimum wage...

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 susceptible to...

Unions support declaration of Climate Emergency

“Declaring a climate emergency is more than a symbolic act. New Zealand’s leadership in acknowledging the grave reality of climate change sets a global path of hope for our people and our planet.” Richard Wagstaff. Read more:...

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 - things have changed,...

New Workplace Relations Minister Welcomed

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working people welcomes Michael Wood as Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety. "Minister Wood comes to this role with a depth and breadth of experience as a union organiser. He knows first hand the...

Unions welcome Labour’s Fiscal Plan

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the Labour Party’s well thought out, and fully costed, fiscal plan. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments "It is pleasing to see an allowance to accommodate living wage changes for people working as contractors...

Unions welcome release of Labour’s industrial relations policy

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is applauding today's launch of the Labour Party’s industrial relations 2020 election policy by spokesperson Andrew Little. "Working people in unions have been campaigning for better treatment at work. Labour’s industrial...

CTU take on Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) was in today’s official lockup for the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU). "It’s clear that the government’s strategy to make large scale investment in the wake of COVID has successfully cushioned the blow...

COVID-19: Transmission shows the importance of workplace rights

Media release: COVID-19: Transmission shows the importance of workplace rights (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/togetherunionnz/posts/3459242424126075) “The Council of Trade Unions says the re-emergence of Covid-19 in Auckland workplaces, including workplace...

Stephen Town starts as inaugural Chief Executive

Stephen Town commenced in his position as Inaugural Chief Executive, NZIST on Monday 6th July with a Powhiri at Wintec’s Te Kopu Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton, NZIST Chairman Murray Strong, spoke  for all stakeholders when welcoming Stephen into the role....

Historic meeting at TIASA National Office

Kia ora katoa Yesterday Stephen Town , Inaugural Chief Executive of the new NZIST that came into effect on 1 April this year, met personally with  TIASA’s national officers at the TIASA national office in Rotorua.( Above:  Stephen with TIASA National President Shelley...

Celebrating 26 weeks paid parental leave starting

Source: CTU -- Ensuring that babies have time at home with their primary caregivers has always been the goal of the campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. On July 1st 26 weeks of paid parental leave starts. "This campaign has been successful because of...

Health and Disability System Review report welcomed by NZCTU

Source: CTU -- Today’s release of the Health and Disability System review led by Heather Simpson is welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. "Our health system needs to change to ensure that New Zealanders get the care they need, when they need it," CTU President...

2020 Budget: Some great initiatives but more needed

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) acknowledges the responsive nature of the Government’s 2020 Budget. There is a necessary need to focus on addressing the significant issues New Zealanders are facing in a COVID-19 world. CTU Economist Andrea Black...

COVID-19 Lockdown. TIASA News Moving to Alert L2

To: All TIASA members. From: Peter Joseph, Chief Executive. Kia ora whanau, Thanks to the efforts made by our Aotearoa-New Zealand team, and within that, our TIASA Team and all of you, our country is to shortly move to Level 2. The lockdown, for many, will be coming...