Articles for author: CTU


Interislander grounding a warning for the future

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff says that the grounding of the Aratere is a warning about the current state of the Interislander service. “New Zealand has now found itself lucky twice with the Interislander. In 2023, the Kaitaki lost all power with more than 800 passengers on board. Now the Aratere is grounded in Picton. The ...


NZCTU slams Government cutting disabled workers wages as disgraceful

The NZCTU is slamming a decision by the Government in Budget 2024 to cut a programme which ensured that disabled workers are paid the minimum wage. “It is disgraceful that this Government is cutting the incomes of hundreds of workers with disabilities across Aotearoa New Zealand,” said NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. “The idea that any ...


GDP data camouflages economic weakness

Data today released by Statistics New Zealand shows that the economy grew by just 0.2% annually, showing stalled growth and weak demand. There has now been six successive quarters of decline, the worst period since the GFC. This is not an economy that is growing or working for working people. “This data confirms the weakness ...