New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Type: Organization
Name: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Site injuries spike

Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.Prohibition notices shutting down unsafe construction sites have risen 1700 per cent, ... [Published Southland Times - 4 hours ago]
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]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

As it happened: Budget 2014

Highlights from the Budget 2014.4:48pm: Policing will be harder this year than last, following a cut in this year’s Budget, Police Association president Greg O’Connor says.“The police budget has effectively been frozen since 2010. Now this year, police ... [Published ONE News - May 15 2014]

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"They can lack experience on New Zealand sites, plus they're often living in poor conditions, not getting enough sleep, working long hours, and often can't raise health and safety concerns because if they lose their job, they lose their visa" she said
"What the Government will try to do today is show that it has built a strongly growing economy that is going to produce wage gains over the next two or three or four years. They've talked about the average wage going up about $7500 to around $62,000 over next three or four years if we stay on this growth path."

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