Union News 14/12/12

14 Dec

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Five arrested in migrant labour exploitation probe http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/five-arrested-in-migrant-labour-exploitation-probe-5264340/video

Forestry bosses have blood on their hands http://iso.org.nz/2012/12/10/forestry-bosses-have-blood-on-their-hands/

Being fired for union membership is disgraceful http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00128/being-fired-for-union-membership-is-disgraceful.htm

Streamlined wage scrutiny makes smaller pay rise likely http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852254

Insecurity picket on TV1 (at 5m 15s) http://tvnz.co.nz/one-news/2012-12-05-video-5263949

Regulate Security Firms – Union http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2540571/regulate-security-firms-union

Govt Cannot Absolve Themselves Of Hillside Responsibilty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00068/govt-cannot-absolve-themselves-of-hillside-responsibilty.htm

Home carers launch case for travel pay http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/home-carers-launch-case-travel-pay-5235787

Worker clocks up 160km to go to jobs http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8006085/Worker-clocks-up-160km-to-go-to-jobs

Campaign against youth minimum wage launched http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10850452

Carter Holt Harvey job losses averted http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00098/carter-holt-harvey-job-losses-averted.htm

MPs told starting-out wage repugnant to justice http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/122737/mps-told-starting-out-wage-repugnant-to-justice

Raw Audio: Tour Guide Fired Over Hobbit Incident, Union Membership http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1212/S00063/raw-audio-tour-guide-fired-over-hobbit-incident-union-post.htm

Kill the Hobbit Subsidies to Save Regular Earth http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-04/kill-the-hobbit-subsidies-to-save-regular-earth.html

The Hobbit – tainted love by Helen Kelly Trades Union Council President http://robin.hosts.net.nz/~admin219/helen-kellys-column-3/#more-24647

Govt ignored SME worker warnings http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/8019152/Govt-ignored-SME-worker-warnings

Court backs worker on Kiwisaver http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8030688/Court-backs-workers-on-KiwiSaver

Company fined $50k after teenage worker crushed http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10852548

NUPE: Fishery Officers Undervalued http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00192/fishery-officers-undervalued.htm

Immigration New Zealand Shatters Migrants’ Holidays & Future http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00190/immigration-new-zealand-shatters-migrants-holidays-future.htm

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Report on child poverty a breakthrough for kiwi children http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00159/report-on-child-poverty-a-breakthrough-for-kiwi-children.htm

Raising family income key to addressing child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1212/S00164/raising-family-income-key-to-addressing-child-poverty.htm

More investment needed to reduce cost of child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00156/more-investment-needed-to-reduce-cost-of-child-poverty.htm

EAG Report Highlights Lack of Access to Financial Assistance http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00157/eag-report-highlights-lack-of-access-to-financial-assistance.htm

Downturn making kids sick, Govt urged to act now http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10853044

Bare Your Soles for Child Poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00077/bare-your-soles-for-child-poverty.htm

Beneficiary Impact – Come get what is rightfully yours http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00133/beneficiary-impact-come-get-what-is-rightfully-yours.htm

So many sick Maori and Pacific children – Government must http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00129/so-many-sick-maori-and-pacific-children-government-must.htm

HRC: Call for national plan to end child poverty http://www.hrc.co.nz/2012/call-for-national-plan-to-end-child-poverty

Feed the Kids http://mana.net.nz/2012/12/feed-the-kids/

Poverty Watch 15 http://thestandard.org.nz/poverty-watch-15/

Beneficiary Impact sees ‘shocking need for food grants’ http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/beneficiary-impact-sees-shocking-need-food-grants/5/143033

NZ ECONOMY

New Zealand’s big four banks are the developed world’s most profitable, ahead even of their Australian parents http://www.interest.co.nz/news/59937/new-zealands-big-four-banks-are-developed-worlds-most-profitable-ahead-even-their-austral

TPP PROTESTS

Unions ask the tough questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00187/unions-ask-the-tough-questions-about-the-tppa.htm

Comment by Mike Treen, Unite National Director at TPPA protest 8.12.12

Policeman shoves Mike Treen in the throat

Two thirds of New Zealanders wary of TPP that allows foreign investors to sue http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00188/two-thirds-wary-of-tpp-that-allows-foreign-investors-to-sue.htm

Jane Kelsey: Secret talks breed scepticism http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10853401

Protesters condemn ‘secret trade deals’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8059002/Protesters-condemn-secret-trade-deals

Gordon Campbell: NZ’s embarrassing TPP overtures to the US http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1212/S00068/gordon-campbell-nzs-embarrassing-tpp-overtures-to-the-us.htm

Plea for Government to prove commitment to democracy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1212/S00161/plea-for-government-to-prove-commitment-to-democracy.htm

Secret trade deal will affect the cost of health care in New Zealand http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/un-doctored/2012/december-2012/10/secret-trade-deal-will-affect-the-cost-of-health-care-in-new-zealand.aspx

Mana: TPPA Negotiations = Giving Away our Sovereignty for Pie in the Sky http://mana.net.nz/2012/12/tppa-negotiations-giving-away-our-sovereignty-for-pie-in-the-sky/

Citizen A TPP Special with Martyn Bomber Bradbury, Mike Dolan from Teamsters & Professor Jane Kelsey http://livenews.co.nz/2012/12/citizen-a-tpp-special-with-martyn-bomber-bradbury-mike-dolan-from-teamsters-professor-jane-kelsey/

Al Jazeera backgrounds TPPA – potential ‘corporate coup d’etat’ http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/global-al-jazeera-backgrounds-tppa-potential-corporate-coup-detat-8171-0

Police presence high http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-presence-high-at-Auckland-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-protest/tabid/423/articleID/279698/Default.aspx

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/protesters-try-force-way-into-free-trade-talks-5273255

Policing stupid and provocative http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/policing-tpp-provocative-and-stupid/5/142910

Copyright clampdown – How we use the internet and access to music, books, and films are at risk in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, sector groups claim. Geoff Cumming hears their concerns http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10852640

The TPP – what does it mean for science? http://sciblogs.co.nz/griffins-gadgets/2012/12/05/the-tpp-what-does-it-mean-for-science/

TPPA a threat to the environment https://climatejusticetaranaki.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/media-release-tppa-a-threat-to-the-environment/

Briar Mannering: Put NZ’s health before interests of big pharma http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10852419

TPPA Secret Deals http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=DcozSFrY-_I&NR=1

Video: NZ Police Assault Woman Protester At TPPA Protest http://livenews.co.nz/2012/12/video-nz-police-assault-woman-protester-at-ttpa-protest/

D8 TPPA Shutdown Protesters Refuse To Be Ignored http://occupysavvy.com/2012/12/08/d8-tppa-shutdown-protesters-refuse-to-be-ignored/

"Like GI in the Sunshine"- Police Thuggery at #D8 #TPPA protests. http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/like-gi-in-sunshine-police-thuggery-at.html

Marama Davidson Speaks for Maori Against the TPPA

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