May Day: Unions Celebrate May Day During Tough Time For Working People...

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Published Time: 30.04.2024 - 20:01:24 Modified Time: 30.04.2024 - 20:01:24

© Scoop Media New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi May Day

On International Workers' Day, also known as May Day, the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi and the wider union movement are celebrating the proud history of the labour movement during a tough time for working .

“It is a tough time right now for working in Aotearoa New Zealand, with unemployment rising and government launching an all-out attack on their rights and conditions, from 90-day trials, to repealing Fair Pay Agreements, to widespread job cuts in the public service. It’s more important than ever that we take time to reflect on the power we have when we come together as working to organise for a better future.

“As a movement, sometimes we face setbacks, other times we make great advances. But we keep moving forward and making progress for working .

“On this May Day, let’s recommit to the idea that everyone deserves good work - work that is secure and pays well, provides lifelong opportunities, fosters health and wellbeing, enables to have a voice in the workplace, and contributes to a meaningful and fulfilling life.