Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 12 comments
The CTU has consistently identified our culture of work and the style of management as a real challenge for New Zealand firms to improve their health and safety record. Health and safety is an inseparable part of the wider workplace culture.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 26 comments
The Government has admitted that at least some of the loopy rules mentioned by Paula Bennett in support of the Loopy Rules review do not actually exist.
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, August 27th, 2015 - 17 comments
“John Key’s increasingly lacklustre defence of the shambles consists of answers that sound more like satire by the day.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, August 22nd, 2015 - 8 comments
A small sample of the reaction to National’s “health” and “safety” nonsense.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 19th, 2015 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 27th, 2015 - 25 comments
National had a conference in the weekend. They used it to re-announce some Labour policy, but otherwise if you noticed it was probably because of the protest outside.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 19th, 2015 - 22 comments
Some strong stuff from Labour’s spokesperson for Labour, Iain Lees-Galloway, in Question Time yesterday.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, June 15th, 2015 - 116 comments
Whenever unionists talk about the bad employers who put profit over people’s lives, the right wave it away as fear-mongering. Well, here it is straight from the horse’s mouth.
Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, June 9th, 2015 - 13 comments
Helen Kelly: “Sign our petition and tell John Key that you support better health and safety in workplaces!”
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, June 5th, 2015 - 22 comments
Tova O’Brien has written an excellent piece on squabbles within National over health and safety legislation, calling it a disgrace and a power-play by the Collins faction.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, May 27th, 2015 - 17 comments
Helen Kelly and the CTU have done a great job raising the issues of workplace health and safety. Have they even got the attention of some Nats? Apparently there are delays to proposed changes as some in caucus resist.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, May 13th, 2015 - 9 comments
Half the workplace deaths in NZ last year were in agriculture. Already this year the toll has been massive.
Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, July 7th, 2013 - 32 comments
Judge Jane Farish has ordered Pike River to pay $110,000 compensation for each of the families who suffered the loss of a loved one. But the various parties are not committing as yet to making sure that the compensation is paid. Justice demands that every cent is paid.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, April 14th, 2013 - 84 comments
The Court Martial of Flight Lieutenant Dan Pezaro by the NZ Defence Force is making me uneasy. The internal Court of Inquiry into this accident hinted at major disfunction within the upper reaches of the Forces in terms of health and safety. On my reading of that report, the RNZAF itself could be liable in […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 pm, February 18th, 2013 - 13 comments
The CTU wants to raise awareness of the effect of market pressures on working conditions and workplace safety. What killed Ken Callow?
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, July 17th, 2012 - 12 comments
Right now 28 miners are stuck down a Waihi mine with a fire causing noxious gases. 15 people are being decontaminated at Tiwai Point after an ‘incident’. At 3.30am the driver of a truck-trailer loaded pressurised cylinders died after crashing into Bulls RSA – probably asleep from the fatigue 24% of truck drivers suffer from […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, December 22nd, 2011 - 39 comments
CTU President Helen Kelly talks about Pike River and the death of security guard Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal and what these tragedies tell us about employer accountability for health and safety in the workplace.
Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, September 26th, 2010 - 19 comments
In the aftermath of the twin towers, the dust that accompanied their collapse gave rise to a health crisis in the medium/long term that continues to play out to this day. And given the prevalence of asbestos in Christchurch buildings, it just might be that the earthquake will result in a number of preventable deaths after all…
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 12th, 2009 - 22 comments
The Minister of Labour, Kate Wilkinson, is holding a meeting today with 25 top CEOs on the number of New Zealanders who are killed every year at work. The fact it’s being billed as an example of ‘partnership’ shows a lot about this Government’s worldview, because she’s specifically excluded any representation from the workers who’re […]