New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

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Full nameNew Zealand Council of Trade Unions
AffiliationITUC, TUAC
Key peopleRichard Wagstaff, President
Sam Huggard, Secretary
Office locationEducation House, Wellington, New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) is a national trade union centre in New Zealand. The NZCTU represents 360,000 workers, and is the largest democratic organisation in New Zealand.


It was formed in 1987 by the merger of the New Zealand Federation of Labour (NZFL or FOL) and the Combined State Unions (CSU).

The NZCTU is closely associated with the Labour Party. While there is no formal link between the two, some unions are formally affiliated to the Labour Party, and the President of the NZCTU speaks at the party's annual conference.

The NZCTU is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.


Helen Kelly (former president of the CTU)


Peter Conway (former Secretary of the CTU)

Affiliated unions[edit]


  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
  1. ^ NZCTU Trade Union 2011 Directory. Wellington: NZCTU. 2011.

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