Workers news w/e 12/4/13

12 Apr

MIKE TREEN’S BLOG

Unite National Director Mike Treen has started a blog hosted on the TheDailyBlog website. The site is sponsored by several unions and hosts some of new Zealand’s leading progressive commentators. It is worth checking out. Mike’s blog will be covering union news and general political comment but the views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of Unite Union.

Mike Treen: Why aren’t we allowed to hate our enemies? http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/04/12/why-arent-we-allowed-to-hate-our-enemies/

Mike Treen speaking to workers rally against proposed “right to sack” law in 2006.

WORKRIGHTS NZ

CTU: Third Forest Death a Tragedy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1303/S00323/third-forest-death-a-tragedy.htm

Safer forests family’s aim http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10875262%20 TV1 http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/new-campaign-forestry-safety-video-5394200

Laila Harre: Paid Parental Leave is a human right, not an employment right http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/04/10/paid-parental-leave-is-a-human-right-not-an-employment-right/

Hospital food change may hit jobs http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/8533580/Hospital-food-change-may-hit-jobs

Govt to close all NZ hospital kitchens http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10876642

Toxins In The Timber Mills: The remarkable struggle of Joe Harawira and the Sawmill Workers Against Poisons shows it will take more than good rules to keep workers and the environment safe by Alison McCulloch http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/03/people-profits-and-poison/

Helen Kelly: True Blue Worker Hate http://thestandard.org.nz/true-blue-worker-hate/

Judy McGregor: Mighty pay rise overlooks aged carers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10876010

Pak n Save & New World sticking out like a sore thumb over youth rates http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1304/S00059/pak-n-save-new-world-sticking-out-like-a-sore-thumb.htm

Helen Kelly: What would I be prepared to die (or worse) forhttp://thestandard.org.nz/what-would-i-be-prepared-to-die-or-worse-for/

Government moves to cut youth pay by 20% http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1303/S00160/government-moves-to-cut-youth-pay-by-20.htm

John Minto: The GCSB has become a threat to our civil liberties not its guardian http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/04/11/the-gcsb-has-become-a-threat-to-our-civil-liberties-not-its-guardian/

 

NZ ECONOMY

Nicky Hager: Money trail leads home to New Zealand http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8515361/Money-trail-leads-home-to-New-Zealand

Mighty River Monster| 500 Words http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1304/S00042/mighty-river-monster-500-words.htm

Jane Kelsey: What is really driving China in trade negotiations and why Key is failing http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/04/08/what-is-really-driving-china-in-trade-negotiations-and-why-key-is-failing/

Kiwis at centre of money maze: Hager http://thestandard.org.nz/kiwis-at-centre-of-money-maze-hager/

Elderly person’s nightmare in the red zone http://vimeo.com/63010494

Jane Kelsey: Long way to go yet for mega trade deal http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10872602

Nothing Much Has Changed. Power Junky: The Bluff Smelter’s Early Years. http://www.historicalwatchdog.blogspot.co.nz/2009/01/comalco-comic.html

Cafca: Let the “Too Big to Fail” Smelter Fail http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1304/S00042/let-the-too-big-to-fail-smelter-fail.htm

Mana: Time for State Rent Control http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1303/S00488/time-for-state-rent-control.htm

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Poverty Watch 26 http://thestandard.org.nz/poverty-watch-26/

Income gap growing wide as the Ditch http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10873868

The strange case of Paula Bennett http://thedailyblog.co.nz/category/bloggers/sue-bradford/

CPAG: Myths and Facts about DPB Recipients http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1303/S00355/myths-and-facts-about-dpb-recipients.htm

CTU: Welfare Reforms: Wrong Route http://union.org.nz/news/2013/welfare-reforms-wrong-route

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