The Union Report with Unite President Matt McCarten & Labour Party spokesperson on Labour relations, Darien Fenton (4/6/12) & other news

7 Jun

The Union Report online now – with Unite President Matt McCarten & Labour Party spokesperson on Labour relations, Darien Fenton. Topics include: 1: With industrial action looming, has the Government’s bigger class room sizes been a failure? 2: In the battle of hearts and minds for the left – who is more of an ally to the Union movement? The Greens or Labour? 3: And are the jobless unprepared for the realities of the workforce?

Next week (June 11th) we have Bill Newson from the EPMU and commentator Laila Harre on the show. June 18th is shaping up to be an education special with the PPTA & NZEI on.

Woman ‘pressured to drop harassment claims’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7019469/Woman-pressured-to-drop-harassment-claims

Health and safety taskforce has a job to do http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/health-and-safety-taskforce-has-job-do/5/125506

Union calls for complete overhaul of shipping policy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00010/union-calls-for-complete-overhaul-of-shipping-policy.htm ]

New Zealand Employers participate in blocking ILO hearings http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/nz-employers-participate-blocking-fiji-hearings/5/125599

Abusive employers all too common in NZ dairy farming sector http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/opinion/columnists/lyn-webster/7028998/Abusive-employers-all-too-common-in-NZ-dairy-farming-sector

No room for fixed-term vagueness http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/7029309/No-room-for-fixed-term-vagueness

Are New Zealanders overworking? http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/are-new-zealanders-overworking/

Kiwis work more hours than those in the US (but less than Greece) http://www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2012/05/kiwis-work-more-hours-those-us-less-greece

Caring Counts – Report of the Inquiry into the Aged Care Workforce http://www.neon.org.nz/agedcareinquiry/

CTU Economic Bulletin May 2012 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/ctu%20monthly%20economic%20bulletin%20135%20may%202012.pdf

CLASS SIZES – TEACHERS WIN!

QPEC welcomes class-size decision as a victory for kids’ education http://www.qpec.org.nz/

Education Minister reverses teacher job cut decision http://newsroom.co.nz/stories/education-minister-reverses-teacher-job-cut-decision

Winter rebellion breaks class size cuts http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/winter-rebellion-breaks-class-size-cuts.html

Matt McCarten: Crash! Another Maori PM hope trips and falls http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10810318

Robin Duff: Govt’s class size debacle leaves a handful of options http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10810946

Putting the spin on bad news http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10810323

Maori, Pasifika and Working Class Kids Suffer the Most http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00032/maori-pasifika-and-working-class-kids-suffer-the-most.htm

Educators unite for fight over class sizes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810775

Private school funding ‘at expense of state schools’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/107482/private-school-funding-‘at-expense-of-state-schools

School cuts deeper, say unions http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/7050493/School-cuts-deeper-say-unions

Class size petition https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/CLass%20size%20petition.pdf

Gordon Campbell on the turmoil in education http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/06/01/gordon-campbell-on-the-turmoil-in-education/

Teachers’ industrial action next month http://www.3news.co.nz/Teachers-industrial-action-next-month/tabid/423/articleID/256169/Default.aspx

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