The Union Report – Private Prison Special / Union news / asset sales protests

17 Jul

The Union Report Private Prison Special with Beven Hanlon from CANZ and Labour Party corrections spokesperson Charles Chauvel. Issue 1: Should Serco’s recent performance failure demand a rethink of private prisons? Issue 2: Can corrections be debated without it becoming a political football? and Issue 3: what are the costs of under funding public corrections?

Coming up… we have one space free at the moment on the 13th August, two spaces on the 20th and one space open on the 27th. Please contact me if you are interested in those dates. 23rd July (filmed on the 19th) – Annie Newman from the SFWU & Laila Harre; 30th July (filmed on the 26th) – James Ritchie from NZDWU & Chris Trotter; 6th August – Lynley Hunter from the PPTA and Alistair Shaw from NZUSA; 13th August – Wayne Butson from RMTU & ?; 20th August ? – 27th August – Helen Kelly from CTU & ?

OTHER UNION NEWS

Slave wages cause rest home workers to strike http://www.nzno.org.nz/activities/media_releases/articletype/articleview/articleid/1304/slave-wages-cause-rest-home-workers-to-strike

Bosses’ pay rises cause problems http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/7280604/Bosses-pay-rises-cause-problems

Government causing more job losses than they create http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00108/government-causing-more-job-losses-than-they-create.htm

RMTU: Port job losses consequence of lack of national strategy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00116/port-job-losses-consequence-of-lack-of-national-strategy.htm

Not just miners finding better pay in Australia http://www.3news.co.nz/Not-just-miners-finding-better-pay-in-Australia/tabid/367/articleID/260820/Default.aspx

Gordon Campbell on the job losses at KiwiRail http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/07/10/gordon-campbell-on-the-job-losses-at-kiwirail/

Dozens of jobs could go at Port of Timaru http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10818664

Container work lost, jobs threatened at Timaru’s port http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7255579/Container-work-lost-jobs-threatened-at-Timarus-port

ASSET SALES & WATER RIGHTS

Stop the Theft protesters vow to fight on http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/7282896/Stop-the-Theft-protesters-vow-to-fight-on

Asset sales threat stirs first-time protester http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10819671

Thousands attend nationwide asset sale protests http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/thousands-attend-nationwide-asset-sale-protests-4968409

King Kapisi among asset sale protesters http://www.3news.co.nz/King-Kapisi-among-asset-sale-protesters/tabid/1607/articleID/261331/Default.aspx Video http://www.3news.co.nz/King-Kapisi-among-asset-sale-protesters/tabid/370/articleID/261331/Default.aspx

Asset sales protests: wet but energetic http://www.indymedia.org.nz/article/82743/asset-sales-protests-wet-energetic

Protests planned – intervirew with Miriam Pierare http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/nationwide-protests-planned-asset-sales-video-4968652

Tauranga SAVE OUR ASSETS protest http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.357416314328725.78377.100001810782885&type=1

NZ IS NOT FOR SALE http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151299864867345.489169.548682344&type=1

Key is ‘trying to bash Maoris’ – Paul http://www.3news.co.nz/Key-is-trying-to-bash-Maoris—Paul/tabid/1607/articleID/261131/Default.aspx#ixzz20fIhTnDv

Aotearoa Is Not For Sale march in Auckland http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151110877919739.490297.693039738&type=1

Tapu Misa: Water claim really about Maori’s role as caretakers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10819753

Commentator Willie Jackson says New Zealanders need to calm down over the water issue http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00173/calm-down-over-water-issue.htm

New Plymouth marches against asset sales http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/7285712/New-Plymouth-marches-against-asset-sales

PM warned to leave water rights issues to the lawyers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10819954

CHRISTCHURCH: Footage of the asset sales protest on Saturday – it was huge! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=219209334869069

Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Protest March Auckland (14-7-12) (Rainbow Project Media)

Who owns NZ’s water Maori perspective

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