Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Centre Presents Challenge to Private Sector

13 October 2004

Partnership Centre Presents Challenge to Private Sector

The Partnership Resource Centre presented a challenge to the private sector to engage constructively on the issues which are vital to the country’s future, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

“The Partnership Resource Centre, announced by the Government, provides an opportunity for employers and unions in the private sector to develop new strategies and relationships to build the high value, high skill, high wage economy we urgently need,” Ross Wilson said.

At last year’s conference the CTU endorsed social partnership strategies as recognising the voice of working people at workplace, industry and national level.

“The CTU has been working on the establishment of this centre for several months.

“We need to move on from the lingering legacy of the Employment Contracts Act era and develop new forms of engagement between employers and unions.”

The CTU had studied partnership models in other successful countries such as Ireland, but recognised the need for a uniquely New Zealand model, Ross Wilson said.

“Engagement between unions, employers and Government on key issues such as skill development, productivity, and workplace organisation is vital.

“For unions, such engagement should be made on a willing and independent basis with active membership participation.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news