WORKERS NEWS (29/11/12)

29 Nov

Same Work Same Pay – no youth rates campaign http://sameworksamepay.org.nz/

Migrant chef paid boss $13k to keep job http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10850013

Protest over KiwiRail factory cuts http://www.3news.co.nz/Protest-over-KiwiRail-factory-cuts/tabid/309/articleID/278126/Default.aspx

Work Pressure and Long Hours Undermine Safety at Work http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00371/work-pressure-and-long-hours-undermine-safety-at-work.htm

Change to minimum wage settings http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7948779/Change-to-minimum-wage-settings

Talkback host cleared of inciting violence http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10848759

Union challenges non-payment of travel time for home workers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00351/union-challenges-non-payment-of-travel-time-for-home-workers.htm

Winz centre wrong on redundancy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849881

LIVING WAGE: The Auckland City Council is consulting on its social development strategy called ‘Thriving Communities: Auckland Council’s role in supporting communities to flourish’. Read more here: http://www.livingwagenz.org.nz/files/5%20minutes%20to%20give%20feedback.pdf

Jobs to go at KiwiRail after partial sale http://www.3news.co.nz/Jobs-to-go-at-KiwiRail-after-partial-sale/tabid/423/articleID/276805/Default.aspx#ixzz2DCOuAJqC

Ferry workers plan to strike http://www.3news.co.nz/Ferry-workers-plan-to-strike/tabid/421/articleID/277034/Default.aspx

Industrial action at Statistics NZ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00249/industrial-action-at-statistics-new-zealand.htm

Warner Bros control over Government revealed http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/warner-bros-control-over-government-revealed-5208859

CTU: Hillside jobs could have been saved http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1211/S00622/hillside-jobs-could-have-been-saved.htm

Bus drivers vote to ratify collective agreement http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00203/bus-drivers-vote-to-ratify-collective-agreement.htm

PSA: The government doesn’t value women in the public service http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00377/the-government-doesnt-value-women-in-the-public-service.htm

Sealord fined over $60,000 after man injured on vessel http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00114/sealord-fined-over-60000-after-man-injured-on-vessel.htm

Wage increases slowing http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1211/S00212/wage-increases-slowing.htm

Time for an inquiry into health and safety in the Forestry Industry http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00390/time-for-inquiry-into-health-and-safety-in-forestry-industry.htm

PIKE RIVER

Pike River directors’ comments ‘disgraceful’ – union http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849043

What did you do wrong? Well, since you asked http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/blogs/first-reading/7929063/What-did-you-do-wrong-Well-since-you-asked

Opinion: Corporate, Government and departmental manslaughter http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Corporate-Government-and-departmental-manslaughter/tabid/1135/articleID/275495/Default.aspx

CTU: We remember and honour the Pike River Miners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00274/we-remember-and-honour-the-pike-river-miners.htm

How modern unionism failed the Pike River miners http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.de/2012/11/how-modern-unionism-failed-pike-river.html

Labour shares Pike River guilt http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/chris-trotter/7924949/Labour-shares-Pike-River-guilt

NZ’s safety record slammed http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10845626

Pike River a show of profits before safety http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/rosemary-mcleod/7919209/Pike-River-a-show-of-profits-before-safety

BEHIND THE HOBBIT

Kiwi actors suffer after Hobbit dispute – union http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/7971185/Kiwi-actors-suffer-after-Hobbit-dispute-union

Hobbit land far from reality http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/8001044/Hobbit-land-far-from-reality

Hobbit tax rebate swells to $67.1m http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/hobbit-tax-rebate-swells-67-1m-5239369

Peter Jackson tries to re-edit history of The Hobbit http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/peter-jackson-tries-to-re-edit-history.html

Lest We Forget: The Real Hobbit Story http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/lest-we-forget-real-hobbit-story.html

New US book: the New Zealand Hobbit Crisis http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=50617

NZ ECONOMY

Gordon Campbell: Jobless figures make grim reading http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/opinion/7937249/Jobless-figures-make-grim-reading

Duncan Garner: Opinion: Is our economy collapsing? http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Is-our-economy-collapsing/tabid/1135/articleID/276049/Default.aspx

Monthly Economic Review http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/3D1DF5FD-9590-4604-BD96-01658A6210FC/250675/Nov13.pdf

Thailand’s quest to join the TPPA will strengthen opposition http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00285/thailands-quest-to-join-the-tppa-will-strengthen-opposition.htm

TPPWatch Bulletin #22 19 November 2012 http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TPPWatch-Bulletin-22.pdf

TPPWatch Bulletin #23 27 November 2012 http://www.nznotforsale.org/2012/11/26/tppwatch-bulletin-23-27-november-2012/

Unemployment benefits the wealthy http://ellipsister.blogspot.de/2012/11/unemployment-benefits-wealthy.html

NZ judged best country in world to do business http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7957437/NZ-judged-best-country-in-world-to-do-business

NZ Being Caught In New Cold War – US/China Trade Deals http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1211/S00146/nz-being-caught-in-new-cold-war-uschina-trade-deals.htm

Thailand’s quest to join the TPPA will strengthen opposition http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00285/thailands-quest-to-join-the-tppa-will-strengthen-opposition.htm

Plight of jobless makes us all poorer By Bryan Gould http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10847420

175000 unemployed deserve support http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/175000-unemployed-deserve-support/

New Zealand Green Party Co-leader slams TPPA on national TV http://www.3news.co.nz/Greens-uneasy-with-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Agreement/tabid/1607/articleID/278223/Default.aspx

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