Working people are pleased that research commissioned by the Government is consistent with what working people have being saying – that 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment.
“Sustainable increases in our incomes depends on more being produced for every person in New Zealand and from every hour worked, but increases are weak according to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics out today,” says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist.
Working people have been demanding that the Government ban the importation of cancer causing asbestos for decades. Yesterday the Government took action and banned most importation of asbestos.
For the seventh year in a row the Government’s health budget is well short of what is needed to cover increasing costs, demographic changes and new policy initiatives.
CTU President Richard Wagstaff addressed the International Labour Organisation (the United Nations agency for work and employment) on Tuesday to focus global attention on the New Zealand government’s failure to protect working people in the face of the massive payroll systems failure that has left as many as three quarters of a million working New Zealanders out of pocket.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou koutoa
I want to use this occasion to talk about the importance of the Labour Inspectorate function in enforcing ILO instruments.
Fresh analysis of documents released this week show that MBIE pushed to keep secret the significant underpayment of up to a third of New Zealand workers under the Holidays Act, costing affected workers up to $500 a year while the issue remained unresolved.
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The Government’s health budget will need to increase by $691 million just to maintain current levels of service.
Working people are calling on the Government to significantly up their game in job creation, following a big rise in people looking for work.
CTU Secretary Sam Huggard says working people need to see a better plan from government to create jobs.