The Union Report with James Ritchie from NZDWU & Commentator Chris Trotter & other union news (31/7/12)

31 Jul

Issue 1 – How does the global free market impact on domestic labour relations in the 21st Century? Issue 2 – Does the rise of lowest cost capitalism in China pose a danger to workers rights here? and Issue 3 – Will the global recession challenge the free market Consensus and do Unions have a role in re-shaping it?

OTHER UNION NEWS

Claim that F&P union staff in Thailand are ‘treated like lepers’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10821926

Worker wants port’s apology for leaking details of wife’s death http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10823398

Cecil Walker, seen on the picket during the port strike, says he feels betrayed when he goes in to work now.

Govt needs to move on pay equity after UN report http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1207/S00423/govt-needs-to-move-on-pay-equity-after-un-report.htm

UN Committee warns NZ Government against employment law changes http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00420/un-committee-warns-nz-government-on-employment-law-changes.htm

Department of Labour advice shows employment law changes unfair http://teu.ac.nz/2012/07/department-of-labour-advice-shows-employment-law-changes-unfair/

Income gap between the races gets wider http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10823115

47 years of memories won’t save house http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=10821960

Anti-Welfare reform protest at National Party conference http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151126981964739.492075.693039738&type=3

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