Union News week ending May 6

8 May

ERA sends Affco and union to mediation http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/6844863/ERA-sends-Affco-and-union-to-mediation

Union wants lockout lifted for everyone http://www.mwu.org.nz/2012/04/30/union-wants-lockout-lifted-for-everyone/

Sharples hears impassioned pleas from AFFCO workers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1204/S00352/sharples-hears-impassioned-pleas-from-affco-workers.htm

Council moves to make Ports of Auckland a good employer http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00033/council-moves-to-make-ports-of-auckland-a-good-employer.htm

Jackson’s Hobbit pledges from Govt http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10801740

NZ Actors Equity responds to new Hobbit information http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1204/S00319/nz-actors-equity-responds-to-new-hobbit-information.htm

International Workers’ Memorial Day is about mourning the dead and fighting for the living, says EPMU http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1204/S00330/international-workers-memorial-day.htm

CTU: International Worker’s Memorial Day http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1204/S00330/international-workers-memorial-day.htm

Serco Failures Highlight Private Prison Folly – PSA http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1204/S00321/serco-failures-highlight-private-prison-folly-psa.htm

Pay equality makes business sense http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/pay-equality-makes-business-sense-117576

EPMU To Hold Summit With NZ Post Executives http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1204/S00322/epmu-to-hold-summit-with-nz-post-executives.htm

The Union Report with PSA national secretary Brenda Pilott & commentator Chris Trotter: Topics are Issue 1: What is really behind the 130 job losses for the Super Ministry and with a zero budget, how much more cut backs can the public sector take? Issue 2: What do the latest revelations from the manufactured crises at the Hobbit tell us about this Governments negotiating style with unions? Issue 3: What does May Day mean to the Union movement now? How do Unions find relevance in a consumer culture?

Parental leave price tag splits public http://www.anhourago.co.nz/show.aspx?l=97907224&d=507

MAYDAY CINEMA STRIKE IN AUCKLAND

Strike action on May Day at Events Cinema Queen St https://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/strike-action-on-may-day-at-events-cinema-queen-st-2/

Mayday2012- worlds 1st strike in NZ

Events cinema strike mayday 2012

Walking off the job on Mayday

Evil workers obstruct entrance

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#drafts/1370b74f8fbbc362

ORIGINS OF MAYDAY

May Day’s Radical History: What Occupy Is Fighting for This May 1st – Occupy actions planned on May Day are tied to the generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant workers, to police brutality and repression of the labor movement. http://tinyurl.com/6wmoxzw

May Day Started Here By Noam Chomsky http://www.countercurrents.org/chomsky010512.htm

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