The Union Report – CTU Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg & SFWU’s Annie Newman

29 May

Issue 1: How does a zero budget impact on workers and public servants, Bill English claims we all liked it, really? Issue 2: What will the living wage campaign do for social justice in NZ? and Issue 3: How does Iwi involvement in the Affco industrial dispute change the wider dialogue for labour relations in NZ?

MEATWORKERS VS AFFCO

 

Hone Harawira: Workers WIN – again! http://mana.net.nz/2012/05/workers-win-again/

Waikato-Tainui Celebrates End of Lock-Out http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1205/S00495/waikato-tainui-celebrates-end-of-lock-out.htm

Role of Iwi Forever Changed by AFFCO http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00352/role-of-iwi-forever-changed-by-affco.htm

AFFCO Workers Stand Strong in Te Puke http://isonz.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/affco-workers-stand-strong-in-te-puke.html

Talleys AFFCO Wiri picket http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150980349489739.475763.693039738&type=1

 

LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN UPDATE

The living wage and the zero budget by Denise Roche MP http://www.greens.org.nz/node/28409

The Budget’s effect on low income families http://www.3news.co.nz/The-Budgets-effect-on-low-income-families/tabid/817/articleID/255457/Default.aspx

Minimum wage while studying equals poverty http://www.3news.co.nz/Minimum-wage-while-studying-equals-poverty/tabid/817/articleID/255333/Default.aspx

Why the poor are becoming poorer http://mana.net.nz/2012/05/why-the-poor-are-becoming-poorer/

Living Wage campaign launched in Auckland http://www.3news.co.nz/Living-Wage-campaign-launched-in-Auckland/tabid/370/articleID/255295/Default.aspx

Helen Kelly speaks to living wage campaign launch in Auckland

Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.facebook.com/LivingWageAotearoaNewZealand Website http://www.livingwagenz.org.nz/

OTHER UNION NEWS

Ports of Auckland dispute update May 2012 https://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/ports-of-auckland-dispute-update-may-2012/

Unite delegates join Ports of Auckland picket line

Author traverse stormy waters of union’s history http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/books/208808/author-traverse-stormy-waters-unions-history

Undercover boss slams workers’ conditions http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/6995337/Undercover-boss-slams-workers-conditions

PM: No money for aged care workers http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/6999480/PM-No-money-for-aged-care-workers

Tapu Misa: Caring for the carers of the aged http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808840

CTU welcomes hard hitting report into aged care sector http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00438/ctu-welcomes-hard-hitting-report-into-aged-care-sector.htm

Ryman profit fuels row on aged care pay http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/6995353/Ryman-profit-fuels-row-on-aged-care-pay

More than 1000 teachers could lose jobs http://www.3news.co.nz/More-than-1000-teachers-could-lose-jobs/tabid/817/articleID/255609/Default.aspx

Law change will widen Aussie-Kiwi gap Jackie Mcgrath, NZ Nurses Organisation http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/opinion/6984098/Law-change-will-widen-Aussie-Kiwi-gap

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