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Brave actions of Burmese people must be backed up by the global community
Posted On: Wednesday, 26 September 2007
"The brave act of people power on the streets of Burma gives hope for democracy in Burma, but their efforts must be supported by the global community," Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today. "New Zealanders need to stand alongside... more...

Contractors bill has good chance of success
Posted On: Monday, 24 September 2007
"The CTU believes that a majority of MPs will be prepared to give positive consideration to supporting a Bill dealing with people doing contract work under the minimum wage, when it comes back before the House," CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said. A... more...

Unions support ambitious reduction targets
Posted On: Friday, 21 September 2007
"The union movement supports the ambitious reduction targets announced today because we agree that climate change is having a damaging effect on the planet and is harmful to workers and their families," CTU president Ross Wilson said today. "The... more...

Cadburys to close Avondale plant - Pineapple Lumps in throats as Jaffas leave Auckland
Posted On: Thursday, 20 September 2007
More than 200 Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) members were shocked this afternoon to hear the news that the Cadburys factory in Avondale could be closed within the next two years and production moved off-shore.    At the same time, Cadbury... more...

Message to Affco: don't try and load your accident costs onto workers
Posted On: Wednesday, 19 September 2007
"Affco should explain why workers should have to pay $1 million for the cost of a serious accident at work it has now decided it doesn't want to pay," CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said today. "It is clear that Affco accepted the claim as a work claim... more...

Unions making the difference for working women
Posted On: Wednesday, 19 September 2007
"Women joining together in unions continues to be a positive way to make a difference at work and to their lives outside the job," CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said today. "Women won the right to vote through standing up collectively over 100 years... more...

SIS decision great news for Zaoui and his family - CTU
Posted On: Friday, 14 September 2007
The withdrawal of the security risk certificate against Ahmed Zaoui today is great news for Mr Zaoui and his family, and is long overdue, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said. "The CTU has always been concerned that Ahmed Zaoui was held... more...

Settlement recognises value of nurses - CTU
Posted On: Thursday, 13 September 2007
"The settlement announced yesterday between District Health Boards and the NZNO is a reflection on the value that the public hold in the work of nurses, midwifes and health-care assistants in our public health system," CTU president Ross Wilson said... more...

OCR carrying too large a burden - CTU
Posted On: Wednesday, 12 September 2007
The Official Cash Rate should not have to be the main tool to address runaway house price inflation, the Council of Trade Unions told a select committee enquiry today. The CTU made a number of suggestions about the operation of monetary policy... more...

Union organising makes the difference at McDonalds
Posted On: Tuesday, 11 September 2007
"Union organising in fast food has made a huge difference in lifting the low wages of thousands of young workers," CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said today. Unite and McDonalds have reached agreement to scrap youth rates altogether at McDonalds... more...

Union movement pays tribute to Syd Jackson
Posted On: Tuesday, 4 September 2007
“Syd Jackson’s contribution to the union movement was enormous and he will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives he has touched,” CTU vice president Maori Sharon Clair said today. “Syd’s contribution to... more...

Court action to stop money getting to low paid aged care workers is shameful, say unions
Posted On: Monday, 3 September 2007
Unions in aged care are welcoming recently completed negotiations with employers over passing on government funding to boost the low wages of workers in aged care, but are disappointed by the legal action some employer groups have initiated. Health... more...

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