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Labour has significantly upped the stakes on new ideas generation for the future of work and good jobs, the Council of Trade Unions said today.
CTU President Richard Wagstaff said that since the global financial crisis, New Zealand economic conditions had improved, but the benefits had been very unevenly distributed.
Newshub’s revelation that the Ministry of Social Development is in partnership with Manpower – a labour hire company following some unlawful and shonky practices – shows an apparent disregard by both for people’s working conditions, says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.
Please be advised of the following arrangements for the public farewell and celebration of Helen Kelly’s life.
When: 1pm, Friday 28 October
Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington
“Today New Zealand mourns the loss of union leader Helen Kelly. She was a fighter who died after a battle with cancer.
Helen died too young, and will always be remembered in our hearts, minds and on the frontlines of the fight for everyday working people.
Information released this morning by Statistics New Zealand shows that New Zealand is getting no closer to achieving pay equality between men and women with the average female wage 13.6% less than what men receive.
In real terms this means that unless meaningful action is taken it will take over 110 years for Kiwi woman to be paid what they are worth; the same as men.