Workers News to 17/3/13

19 Mar


Small rise in Minimum Wage doesn’t address needs of low paid

Bill to cut youth wages slammed by campaigners

Unite Union’s SupersizeMyPay campaign in 2005-6 helped get rid of youth rates. National wants to bring them back

98% Of Submissions Against Youth Rates Ignored

Government doing the minimum on minimum wage


‘Every man for himself’ as ship sank

Matt McCarten: Living wage a moral entitlement

New Zealand seems long way from fair day’s pay

The last piece of the Hobbit story

Solidarity needed: Stop increases to migrant seasonal workers health insurance

NZ Actors Equity welcomes latest document release

Hobbit sunshine welcome

School staff tell MPs: No more Novopain

The Silence is Killing Them by CTU President Helen Kelly: The NZ Forestry Sector is completely unmonitored – It is one of our most dangerous industries and no one seems to know what is going on. From my perspective it appears within officialdom and the Forest Owners themselves, no one really cares.

Message to NZ Post must get through

Asset sales petition arrives at Parliament

NZEI: Every child deserves the Best Start – campaign launch

UN urges New Zealand to reduce Racism in criminal justice

Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on NZ

Debbie Hager: Celebration? It’s a national day of shame


Low pay, longer hours and less social mobility – welcome to 21st century NZ capitalism

Greens: Manufactured exports plunge, jobs go as Nats fail to act

Matt McCarten: Poor foot bill for asset gluttons

Miners’ woes make asset sales harder

Pike River Mine entrance

Crony capitalism costs

How to get rid of smart and honest employers by Gareth Morgan and Susan Guthrie

Latest unemployment statistics directly contradict government claims

Academic slams report PM used to claim $3.5 billion gains to NZ from TPPA

We Are Being Ripped Off | 500 Words Column: Alastair Thompson

Doctors and Nurses warn Prime Minister over trade talks

Bryan Gould: Lack of competition our downfall

Wayne Cartwright: Asset sale is ‘strategic blunder’

Editorial: Disregard for the rules is alarming

Bernard Hickey: Wise warning from the past

Two Fingered Salutes By Chris Trotter

The might and power of those in control

Oram: A naked power grab


Allan Freeth: The sad business of child poverty

Future of NZ depends on the well being of every child

Poverty Watch 21

Benefit fraud legislation ‘may increase domestic violence’

Queue outside foodbank


Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality


“I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.” Malala Yousafzai, young victim of terror attack in Pakistan

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” – Albert Einstein

Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act.” Albert Einstein

“Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.” – Oliver Stone


Richard Wolff Discusses the Failure of Capitalism with Bill Moyers

Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth

Don’t think class war from above is real? Check out productivity and wage growth since 1973


Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Too much power in too few hands: Food giants take over the industry

Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change

Pandora’s Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain on How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal


Salt Sugar Fat: NY Times Reporter Michael Moss on How the Food Giants Hooked America on Junk Food


Israel: Where Soccer Fans Boo Their Own Players When They Score

Why Major League Baseball Owners Will Cheer the Death of Hugo Chavez


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