The Union Report with Unite’s Matt McCarten & RMTU’s Wayne Butson & other union news (14/8/12)

14 Aug

Issue 1: Issue 1: Unemployment is up to 6.8% – where are the Jobs Mr Key? Issue 2: More cuts and contracting out at KiwiRail – why are we gutting this asset? and Issue 3: Has injecting a false competition model between the Ports failed NZ strategically?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crMGbqhRq08

OTHER UNION NEWS

CTU: Higher unemployment needs a plan http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00128/higher-unemployment-needs-a-plan.htm

TV3: Inside NZ – The Price of Fish http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Inside-New-Zealand-The-Price-Of-Fish/tabid/59/articleID/7499/MCat/342/Default.aspx

Crew won’t get Government help to get owed wages http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7407189/Crew-won-t-get-Government-help-to-get-owed-wages

UN urges Govt reforms to not target beneficiaries http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824146

LCI shows wages barely keeping up with inflation http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00100/lci-shows-wages-barely-keeping-up-with-inflation.htm

CTU President Helen Kelly

Twelve Questions with Helen Kelly http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10825532

RMTU: Port Announcement Sounds Death Knell for over 50 Jobs http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00147/port-announcement-sounds-death-knell-for-over-50-jobs.htm

Teacher unions attack charter schools http://www.3news.co.nz/Teacher-unions-attack-charter-schools/tabid/1607/articleID/263884/Default.aspx

Gordon Campbell: Extending parental leave a no-brainer http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/opinion/7396641/Extending-parental-leave-a-no-brainer

Patients suffering due to funding shortfalls – PSA http://www.3news.co.nz/Patients-suffering-due-to-funding-shortfalls—PSA/tabid/1607/articleID/264558/Default.aspx#ixzz230n25mkf

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