Union news 6/9/12

6 Sep

WORKRIGHTS IN NZ

Community, churches and unions unite around call to lift pay http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00462/community-churches-and-unions-unite-around-call-to-lift-pay.htm

CTU: Forestry Sectors “One Trick Pony” insufficient to end workplace toll http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00334/forestry-sectors-one-trick-pony-wont-end-workplace-toll.htm

Minimum wage increase: results may surprise http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/222593/minimum-wage-increase-results-may-surprise

Forestry Sectors “One Trick Pony” insufficient to end workplace toll http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00334/forestry-sectors-one-trick-pony-wont-end-workplace-toll.htm

Auckland ports dispute far from over | Te Waha Nui Clipped from: http://www.tewahanui.info/twn/index.php/auckland-ports-dispute-far-from-over/

Code of practice needed for workplace bullying http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00372/code-of-practice-needed-for-workplace-bullying.htm

‘Someone could die’ – rail workers speak out http://www.3news.co.nz/Someone-could-die—rail-workers-speak-out/tabid/1607/articleID/266417/Default.aspx#ixzz24cnqpx13

CTU: Reduce inequality: lift wages http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00353/reduce-inequality-lift-wages.htm

CTU backs calls for a living wage http://union.org.nz/news/2012/ctu-backs-calls-living-wage

CHILD POVERTY DEBATE

The Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty http://www.occ.org.nz/publications/child_poverty

Addressing Child Poverty a Priority http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1209/S00057/addressing-child-poverty-a-priority.htm

Key rejects child allowance call http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7566913/Key-rejects-child-allowance-call

TOILING ON Cleaners Venu Lam Sam, 56, left, and Tatupu Lam Sam, 49, are struggling to make ends meet.

Why is it dopey to do something about child poverty? http://waitakerenews.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/is-it-dopey-to-do-something-about-child.html

Tapu Misa: Hearts harden to child poverty http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10831228

John Armstrong: Child poverty report must not be ignored http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10830925

Experts: Restart universal child payment http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10830014

Free food call for low-decile schools http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10829909

Significant reduction in child poverty possible – expert group http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/significant-reduction-child-poverty-possible-expert-group/5/132984

Time for action: the child poverty figures are a disgrace http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00369/time-for-action-the-child-poverty-figures-are-a-disgrace.htm

Report recommends raising wage, parental leave http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10828736

Lessons from The Netherlands – Every Child Counts http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00326/lessons-from-the-netherlands-every-child-counts.htm

1000 Days to get it right for every child – The Netherlands Study http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1208/NetherlandsStudy.pdf

Bill English wrong about child payment discrimination by Holly Walker http://blog.greens.org.nz/?p=25087

CPAG: Poverty debate clouded by government misinformation http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00538/poverty-debate-clouded-by-government-misinformation.htm

Editorial: Feed the children http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/editorial/editorial-feed-the-children/

NZ ECONOMY

Half of NZ’s super-rich dodge tax DANYA LEVY http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/7550031/Half-of-NZs-super-rich-dodge-tax

Banks back to pre-crisis profits while people still struggle http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00520/banks-back-to-pre-crisis-profits-while-people-still-struggle.htm

CTU: Greater effort needed to get young into skills training http://union.org.nz/news/2012/greater-effort-needed-get-young-skills-training

Shocking Unemployment Figures revealed! http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/shocking-unemployment-figures-revealed.html

INEQUALITY

NZ inequality at highest level http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10828941

Gap between rich and poor highest ever, report shows http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/gap-between-rich-and-poor-highest-ever-report-shows-5043296

Poor get poorer, inequality reigns – survey http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7536914/Poor-get-poorer-inequality-reigns-survey

Pay and income gaps continue to widen – where’s the opposition? http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/3215/

Gordon Campbell on inequality, and God’s dislike for Republicans http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/08/24/gordon-campbell-on-inequality-and-gods-dislike-for-republicans/

Corin Dann: Warnings for Government in inequality report http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/corin-dann-warnings-government-in-inequality-report-5044016

VIDEO: Wage inequality increasing (4:28) http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/corin-dann-warnings-government-in-inequality-report-5044016/video

Excerpts from the MSD Household Incomes Report http://dimpost.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/excerpts-from-the-msd-household-incomes-report/

Household Incomes in New Zealand: Trends in Indicators of Inequality and Hardship 1982 to 2011 http://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/monitoring/household-incomes/index.html

Govt has caused ‘incredible shift of wealth’ – CTU http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-has-caused-incredible-shift-of-wealth—CTU/tabid/423/articleID/266603/Default.aspx#ixzz24cXZRLJn

Everyday budgeting means income is greater than expenses http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1209/S00055/everyday-budgeting-means-income-is-greater-than-expenses.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: