TIASA NEWS

Union movement supports nurses’ strike

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all affliated unions, is supporting the 30,000 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation who will stop work tomorrow and take industrial action for eight hours to amplify their need for better pay and...

Budget delivers for Vocational Education

Budget 2021 includes a big funding injection for tertiary vocational education and training. This commitment to support employers and trainees to get the skills that they need now and in the future, is a crucial part of the Government’s plan for the recovery from...

Safer sick leave a reality

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions is delighted that the Labour Government has passed law lifting the minimum number days of paid sick leave to 10 days. "Working people campaigned for this improvement to sick leave. COVID really showed us how important it is...

CTU public service unions meet with Public Service Minister

Source: CTU -- The Council of Trade Unions and affiliated public service unions, met with the Minister for the Public Service Hon Chris Hipkins this afternoon to discuss the pay expectations of those working in our public services. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said...

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...