The Union Report with CTU’s Dr Bill Rosenberg and NZEI’s Vice-President Frances Guy (20/8/12) + Other union news

21 Aug

Issue 1: Unemployment has risen to 6.8% – what should the Government be doing to get NZ back to work and what damage is occurring in our migrant work force?

Issue 2: If Charter Schools are the answer, what on earth is the question?

and Issue 3: A new study shows NZ nurses are battling ‘moral distress’, what are public servants supposed to do when they see the system failing?

OTHER UNION NEWS

New union offers advice for migrant workers http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/new-union-offers-advice-migrant-workers-5033503

Parliament’s cleaners seek pay rise – Cleaners want $15 an hour, and respect http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/7486277/Parliaments-cleaners-seek-pay-rise

Worker wants port’s apology for leaking details of wife’s death http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10823398

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

Christchurch Rail Workers Revolt Against Cost Cutting Plan http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00233/christchurch-rail-workers-revolt-against-cost-cutting-plan.htm

KiwiRail workers discuss possible strike http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10827421

Labour: Urgent investigation needed into migrant exploitation http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1208/S00214/urgent-investigation-needed-into-migrant-exploitation.htm

Protest outside BK over exploitation of migrant labour

Minister promises action on underpaid migrants http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10827500

Port transparency overdue http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00240/port-transparency-overdue.htm

Maritime Union Backs New Ports Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00258/maritime-union-backs-new-ports-bill.htm

Fishing: Immigration approves 1744 foreign workers http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7478452/Immigration-approves-1744-foreign-workers

NZ ECONOMY

Unemployment – the stat that sinks govts http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10826097

Stats show shocking truth of growing inequality in NZ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00303/stats-show-shocking-truth-of-growing-inequality-in-nz.htm

Overseas Investment Office Says Rupert Murdoch Is Of Good Character – Because He Told Them So! http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00261/oia-says-murdoch-of-good-character-because-he-told-them-so.htm

TPPWatch Action Bulletin #15 – 15 August 2012 http://tppwatch.org/2012/08/15/tppwatch-action-bulletin-15-15-august-2012/

CTU: Record Outflow to Australia http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00310/record-outflow-to-australia.htm

Smoke and Mirrors: The strange tale of Fletcher Building’s ‘1000 new jobs’ for Christchurch. http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/smoke-and-mirrors.html

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