TIASA NEWS

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,...

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...

Maori Language Week

Maori Language Week

Māori Language Week is set to kick off Monday 11 September, with “Kia ora te reo Māori” as this year’s theme which not only picks up our national greeting but means literally, ‘Let the Māori Language live’.

Give Nothing To Racism

Give Nothing To Racism

New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign Give Nothing to Racism has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards taking out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution. An international jury made...

TIASA Engagement in ITP Roadmap 2020 Feedback

TIASA Engagement in ITP Roadmap 2020 Feedback

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is leading a project to develop a roadmap to sustainability for New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). TEC have been meeting with all 16 ITPs and talking to governing councils, management,...