The CTU congratulates Meat Workers Union and their members who have successfully won a major legal development today in their push for a fair collective agreement at Talleys AFFCO.
The Council of Trade Unions supports the 300 employees working at Unitec whose jobs have been disestablished in a decision made by Unitec’s chief executive, Rick Ede.
Unitec, New Zealand’s largest polytechnic, decided last week to take away the jobs of 300 people (about a quarter of their employees).
Today is the last day for oral submissions on the Employment Standards Bill. This Bill puts zero hour contracts into law for the first time.
Working people have been very clear in their oral and written submissions that zero hour contracts are unfair and unreasonable. We urge the committee to not put zero hour contracts in law.
The CTU is encouraging the Government to do more to create quality jobs for Kiwis.
Figures out today show that there are fewer Kiwis in work and 40,000 more people without jobs compared to this time last year.
His Honour Coroner JP Ryan has released overnight his findings and recommendations regarding the death of Charanpreet Dhaliwal, the security guard killed on his first day of work on 18 November 2011.
The CTU acted on behalf of Mr Dhaliwal’s family in the Coroners Inquest.
Stand Up, the youth union movement, told MPs today that zero-hour contracts are unacceptable and must go, during select committee hearings on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill.
The CTU has called for the Government to give New Zealanders a better deal at work. The CTU was heard by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee this morning regarding the contentious Employment Standards Legislation Bill.
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.