Workers News w/e 21/4/13

22 Apr


Mondayising bill passes its final hurdle

Maximum penalties not enough for Pike River Directors

Government urged to act sooner on Foreign Charter Vessels

Key’s broken promise on raising wages By Frank Macskasy

Retail giants reject new youth wage

PSA kicks off centenary celebrations

Equal Opportunities Commissioner needs to leave National’s policies behind

Businessman backs illegal wages for immigrants

True Blue Worker Hate by CTU President Helen Kelly


CTU: Lower power prices good for families

Cook Islands provider a ‘one-stop shop’ for the mega-rich

Asset sales “a (wheelbarrow) load of bullshit” by John Maynard

Tax avoidance by well-off a rort


The power of food By John Minto: Feeding kids at school will mean schools will call on parents and families to help as volunteers to prepare and deliver breakfast and lunches giving the chance to strengthen family/school ties and the all-important learning relationships which go with them.

NZ children score poorly in UNICEF report

Full report:

Special report: State of our children

Poverty group slams benefit cuts

UNICEF Report = New Zealand has lost its way on child wellbeing

Now beneficiaries will be drug tested, how about breathalyzing Mps?

Raise Benefits, Increase Equality. Stop Bashing us . No Heartless workfare.

MANA President Annette Sykes – Fuel Our Futures – “MANA is working with communities to eradicate child poverty” says MANA President Annette Sykes following a “Feed the Kids” Symposium in Tokoroa this weekend.

Child poverty under spotlight

‘Hold ministers to account’ on child poverty


Gun deaths in the U.S. in 2011: more than 11,000; in Japan that year, seven. From foreign terrorism in the U.S. that year: 0.

“What should shock and outrage us is that as the top 1 percent has grown extremely rich, the effective tax rates they pay have markedly decreased. ” Joseph Stiglitz, A Tax System Stacked Against the 99 Percent, New York Times, April 14, 2013


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