The Union Report with Lesley Harry from NZNO & Robert Reid First Union + union news

3 Jul

Issue 1: Are the Governments 10 KPI’s for the Public Service achievable or fanciful? Issue 2: Secret briefing papers to Steven Joyce show the govt’s 100,000 promised new jobs will largely go to highly-skilled professional males. Is this employment policy for everyone or just the few? and Issue 3: Pay equity, when will it be taken seriously?

Coming up… . 9th July – Helen Kelly & Garry Parsloe from MUNZ; 16th July – CANZ & ?; 23rd July – Annie Newman from the SFWU & Laila Harre; 30th July (filmed on the 27th) – Helen Kelly and James Ritchie from NZDWU.

Residents march over home http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/7190247/Residents-march-over-home

Shop workers welcome bill defeat http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/shop-workers-welcome-bill-defeat-4948977

CTU: More support, not less please Minister! http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00414/more-support-not-less-please-minister.htm

NZ ECONOMY

Regulate beneficiary banks By Tapu Misa http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10816708

CTU Economic Bulletin: This month, in answer to an affiliate’s question, the commentary has a look at the accuracy of forecasts of wage increases made by Treasury and by various forecasters averaged into NZIER’s Consensus forecasts. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/CTU-Econ-Monthly-136-June-2012.pdf

Pensions and the retirement age: the problem is capitalism, not an aging population http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/pensions-and-the-retirement-age-the-problem-is-capitalism-not-an-aging-population/

Price of progress hurts Kiwis: The rampant cost of living means two-income families are increasingly worse off than single-income families were a generation ago – and it is threatening to put them under. http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/latest-edition/7201901/Price-of-progress-hurts-Kiwis

A dangerous investment: Australia, New Zealand and the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://theconversation.edu.au/a-dangerous-investment-australia-new-zealand-and-the-trans-pacific-partnership-7440

Employer stance at ILO forum hypocritical by CTU president Helen Kelly http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/7208334/Employer-stance-at-ILO-forum-hypocritical

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