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The CTU is is proud to be joining faith groups and community groups in calling on employers to pay working people the living wage of $19.80 per hour.
Today’s announcement by the Government to increase the minimum wage from $14.75 to $15.25 per hour “is treading water” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said.
“Increasing the minimum wage by $0.50 to $15.25 an hour, or $610 a week (which is what a 40 hour week gross earnings would be), is simply not enough to sustain a family on,”
Nelson supermarkets should have nothing to fear from their workers joining together in union, and the Police have no place in blocking workers from getting organised for better wages.
Tomorrow’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a missed opportunity to value the contribution of working people, not just in New Zealand but in all the countries who sign on.
The President of the NZCTU, Richard Wagstaff, has confirmed today that the CTU will support Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton Osborne, and Sonya Rockhouse, whose son Ben Rockhouse, were both killed at Pike River Mine in 2010, in their appeal of the High Court’s decision released in November.
Working people are cautiously celebrating today’s announcement that the Government will now formally enter discussions into how to lift women’s pay to properly value their work.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou
I am both honoured and humbled to be taking up the role of CTU President.
I want to thank the PSA and the EPMU for nominating me to this role and to all of the affiliates and officials who have supported and encouraged me to stand.
Being CTU President is a job of great importance and you have placed a great deal in faith in me to