New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Type: Organization
Name: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Exploitation unacceptable

The minimum wage, workers' rights and immigration are some ofthe many policies being discussed by political parties in thelead-up to this month's general election.The minimum wage rates are reviewed every year.Currently, the adult minimum wage is $14.25 ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

MPs on side of migrant workers

Michael WoodhouseExploitative employers need to be stamped out, Dunedinpoliticians agree.Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said ''criminalemployers should not be tolerated and need to be held toaccount''.''By breaking the law, unscrupulous employers ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Farm training handed fail mark from farmers

"It's not just farmers farming, it's employees and they need to be up-to-date with up-to-date regulations and what has required of them."The meeting's guest speaker, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said the state of industry ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 01 2014]
Entities: farmer, Training, farm
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Safety concerns as Lyttelton Port claims third man in 10 months

A third death in less than a year at Lyttelton Port has set alarm bells ringing for WorkSafe New Zealand who have demanded an urgent meeting with port management next week.WorkSafe has said the number of deaths is "unacceptable" after a volunteer firefighter ... [Published ONE News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Farm workers' wage model 'unsustainable'

Union leader Helen Kelly has told Waikato farmers that a new wage-setting model was needed for farm workers after she labelled the current model as "unsustainable".The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president said there was a link between the rate ... [Published Waikato Times - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Differing views on forest safety

UNIONS and forestry contractors are at loggerheads over the best way to improve safety in the forestry industry ahead of the publication of the findings of an independent safety review.The Independent Forestry Safety Review (IFSR) panel, set up by the ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

It doesn’t have to be like this

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) knows that the reality facing workers and their families is a hash one. But it doesn’t have to be this way. ... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Aug 07 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 29 2014 - 1 reports

Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid workers

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is disappointed with the decision today by Minister of Labour Simon Bridges to amend the Minimum Wage Order to allow wages to be calculated over a fortnight. ... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - May 29 2014]

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whether they are paying "a fair day's pay for a fair day's"
"It sends the message that when workers are coming in they"
"It's a hugely accountable process and I think it's a hugely important feedback loop and I look forward to spending time with the IPG's as I get to learn the business."
"This is a tragedy and we don't want it to happen again and that's what we're working on but we aren't responsible for all the accidents" he said

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Exploitation unacceptable [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 08 2014]
MPs on side of migrant workers [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 03 2014]
Farm training handed fail mark from farmers [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 01 2014]
Safety concerns as Lyttelton Port claims third ... [Published ONE News - Aug 29 2014]
Farm workers' wage model 'unsustainable' [Published Waikato Times - Aug 26 2014]
Differing views on forest safety [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 18 2014]
It doesn’t have to be like this [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Aug 07 2014]
Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - May 29 2014]
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It doesn’t have to be like this [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Aug 07 2014]
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) knows that the reality facing workers and their families is a hash one. But it doesn’t have to be this way. ...
Minimum Wage Order amendment lets down low paid... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - May 29 2014]
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is disappointed with the decision today by Minister of Labour Simon Bridges to amend the Minimum Wage Order to allow wages to be calculated over a fortnight. ...
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