Worker news w/e 25/1/13

25 Jan

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Do you hear the people sing? At 430pm today, the workers will rise up against Miserable bosses at an Auckland site. http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/do-you-hear-the-people-sing-at-430pm-today-the-workers-will-rise-up-against-miserable-bosses-at-an-auckland-site/

Forestry Death Renews Calls For Inquiry Into Industryhttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00024/forestry-death-renews-calls-for-inquiry-into-industry.htm

Second Forest Death this year http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00057/second-forest-death-this-year.htm

Union leader supports private equity tax clampdown http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/business/125852/union-leader-supports-private-equity-tax-clampdown

Robert reid

Julie Fairey: Pay fairly and all of society wins http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10859797

NZ workplace safety a ‘national disgrace’ – consultant http://www.nzherald.co.nz/small-business/news/article.cfm?c_id=85&objectid=10859227

Graduate earnings report confirms gender pay gap http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00076/graduate-earnings-report-confirms-gender-pay-gap.htm

Air NZ in call centre move http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10859130

Facing a future as Australia’s poor relations http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/8193631/Facing-a-future-as-Australias-poor-relations

Chef who harassed boss wins $30k http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/8190371/Chef-who-harassed-boss-wins-30k

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Auckland Action Against Poverty 2012 highlights

Feed the Kids Bill deserves Select Committee scrutiny http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00085/feed-the-kids-bill-deserves-select-committee-scrutiny.htm

Support mounting for MANA’s Feed the Kids Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1301/S00078/support-mounting-for-manas-feed-the-kids-bill.htm

‘Feed the Kids Bill’ Opportunity to Improve Lives of NZ Kids http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00083/feed-the-kids-bill-opportunity-to-improve-lives-of-nz-kids.htm

Nurses support ‘Feed the Kids’ Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00088/nurses-support-feed-the-kids-bill.htm

Who wouldn’t want to feed the kids? http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00089/who-wouldnt-want-to-feed-the-kids.htm

Call for all MPs to support Food in Schools Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1301/S00091/call-for-all-mps-to-support-food-in-schools-bill.htm

Gordon Campbell On the crisis in affordable housing http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/01/22/gordon-campbell-on-the-crisis-in-affordable-housing/

Gordon Campbell On the subsidies for The Hobbit. http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/01/17/gordon-campbell-on-the-subsidies-for-the-hobbit/

When a state house was for life http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10858440

Affordable housing? It’s right under your nose, guys http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10859866

Asset sales petition gets its numbers http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8141848/Asset-sales-petition-gets-its-numbers

STATS OF THE WEEK

The world’s 100 richest billionaires netted $240 billion in income last year, calculates the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. That would be enough, notes a just-released Oxfam International report, to end extreme global poverty four times over.

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Billionaires warn higher taxes could prevent them from buying politicians.” Headline from the New Yorker magazine Borowitz Report, a look at the “news reshuffled,” December 9, 2012

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