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
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