The Union Report with Dr Alistair Shaw from NZUSA and PPTA’s Lynley Hunter & other union news (7/8/12)

7 Aug

The Union Report with Dr Alistair Shaw from NZUSA and PPTA’s Lynley Hunter. Issue 1: Why would parents send their children to school with unqualified teachers? Do the latest Charter School revelations suggest the Government is not listening to the sectors concerns? Issue 2: Are ACC tensions and uncontested private contracts at Mfat symptoms of a Public Service under stress? and Issue 3: Should Unions be exempt from Holly Walker’s Lobbying Disclosure Bill?

OTHER UNION NEWS

100 Years On: The Waihi Miners’ Strike: Waihi’s story is history in the present tense… http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/08/100-years-on-the-waihi-miners-strike/

Greens want public to have say on minimum wage http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/111748/greens-want-public-to-have-say-on-minimum-wage

Low Income Families Continue To Pay For Economic Recovery http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00378/low-income-families-continue-to-pay-for-economic-recovery.htm

Pay expectations gap no surprise http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00424/pay-expectations-gap-no-surprise.htm

New Zealand: International students exploited by kiwifruit industry http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=98860

NZ’s worst mining accidents http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10820162

Growing pay gap between CEOs, staff http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7366296/Growing-pay-gap-between-CEOs-staff

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

Statement from Craig Tuck Trustee Slave Free Seas http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00075/statement-from-craig-tuck-trustee-slave-free-seas.htm

NCCSS Vulnerability Report http://www.nzccss.org.nz/uploads/publications/VR13%20final.pdf

NZ must address the systemic causes of child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00395/nz-must-address-the-systemic-causes-of-child-poverty.htm

‘One-third’ of Maori children in poverty http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7347389/One-third-of-Maori-children-in-poverty

The Rich List at a Glance (Wealth order) http://www.nbr.co.nz/rich-list-2012/rich-list-glance-wealth-order

Maori children suffer health treatment inequalities: study http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7416854/Maori-children-suffer-health-treatment-inequalities-study

Shivers: Minimum insulation standards a must http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824727

Tapu Misa: Worshipping the wrong kind of god http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824790

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