Tag Archives: Laila Harre

Laila versus Kelvin at the First & Unite Unions Stopwork Meeting

17 Sep

Laila Harre from Internet Mana talks about how to use our votes strategically, to elect the strongest fighters possible for workers’ rights.

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Union News to 10/10/12

10 Oct

WORKRIGHTS NZ

 

Demolition derby: National’s approach to solving unemployment by Sue Bradford http://pundit.co.nz/content/demolition-derby-nationals-approach-to-solving-unemployment

Teens hit back over proposed youth wage http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/7794054/Teens-hit-back-over-proposed-youth-wage

Youth wage seen as sending ‘a poor message’ http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1055361113-youth-wage-seen-as-sending–a-poor-message-

Call for same minimum wage for all workers http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/call-same-minimum-wage-all-workers-video-5124406

Dave Feickert: Dark day as coal mines shuttered http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10837523

Foot chopped off in accident at Port of Tauranga http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10839569

Indian workers keen to unite http://www.indianweekender.co.nz/Pages/ArticleDetails/7/3265/New-Zealand/Indian-workers-keen-to-unite

New Port union deal ‘inferior’ says MU http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7775653/New-Port-union-deal-inferior-says-MU

Ports demo Teal Park Oct 5 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151250774682889.519811.596362888&type=1

Govt’s ‘starting out’ wage rubbished http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7787031/Govts-starting-out-wage-rubbished

Lower wages no solution https://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/lower-wages-no-solution/

So-called ‘free market’ thrives on the enslavement of others http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/227867/so-called-free-market-thrives-enslavement-others

Helen Kelly on the Health and Safety Taskforce

Union joins international campaign for decent work http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00086/union-joins-international-campaign-for-decent-work.htm

Govt needs to send clear message about migrant work abuse http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1210/S00121/govt-needs-to-send-clear-message-about-migrant-work-abuse.htm

Key’s Film Jobs Being Filled by Migrants http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00081/keys-film-jobs-being-filled-by-migrants.htm

Maritime Union laughs off rival in Auckland port dispute http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838820

The Union Report with Syd Keepa & Laila Harre: Issue 1: How significant a step between Maoridom and the Union movement was the Tauranga hui last month? Issue 2: Solid Energy jobs on the line – what should Government do to protect them? Issue 3: How does publishing National Standards on line help parents make decisions? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM1gX89KdIs&list=UU7Jit_xt-bd0g_Z8CIneUeg

NZ probe into child labour claims http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838723

Korean fishing firm gags crew with ‘peace’ contract http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7779794/Korean-fishing-firm-gags-crew-with-peace-contract

Tiwai workers want Govt intervention http://www.3news.co.nz/Tiwai-workers-want-Govt-intervention/tabid/421/articleID/271703/Default.aspx

Crew who fled fishing boat seek $917,000 http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7754330/Crew-who-fled-fishing-boat-seek-917-000

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Bryce Edwards: Political round-up: The politicisation of poverty http://www.nzherald.co.nz/best-of-political-analysis/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502734&objectid=10839172

Solutions sought to poverty http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/7777248/Solutions-sought-to-poverty

Protester’s plea to minister http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10839487

Hunger striker fights for kids http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/northern-news/7788321/Hunger-striker-fights-for-kids

Harawira praises hunger striker http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10837346

Sam Kuha facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Kuha-Campaign/466039110107129

Over 57,000 benefits sanctioned http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/15079608/over-57-000-benefits-sanctioned/

Nation-wide protests oppose welfare reforms http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nation-wide-protests-oppose-welfare-reforms-5116865

Matt McCarten: No need to starve yourself, just give poor some more http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10838827

Child Poverty Special report: Searching for a way out http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838726

Six of the best ideas for change http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838701

Jonathan Boston: Three myths about child poverty http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10839028

National Day of Action against Welfare Reforms – Mana Party http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1210/S00107/national-day-of-action-against-welfare-reforms-mana-party.htm

Battle against beneficiary bashing http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7759711/Battle-against-beneficiary-bashing

The latest issue of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services’ newsletter Kete Kupu is now online. Kete Kupu includes information and commentary on a wide range of social service issues and provides updates and commentary on social service policy and practice. Some of the higlights of this September 2012 issue include: Help the Children’s Commissioner do well for our kids; Liability or Citizen? Welfare Reform; Income Inequality Reaches News Heights; Taking Action on Reducing Inequality; Poor Quality Housing is making our children & older people sick; Watch Out For Burnout; Quality of Care in Rest Homes http://www.nzccss.org.nz/uploads/publications/KeteKupu%2024%20%28web%29.pdf

Govt signals it will feed hungry kids http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838730

Homeless problem demands attention http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7779779/Homeless-problem-demands-attention

Business eye on poverty report http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10838658

1400 Kiwis try poverty for a week http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10837292

NZ ECONOMY

EPMU call urgent meeting to tackle job crisis http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10839181

Kim Hill interviews journalist Max Rashbrooke on his upcoming book about the increasing divide between rich and poor in New Zealand – listen to: Max Rashbrooke – social inequality and boarding houses. http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20121006-0940-max_rashbrooke_-_social_inequality_and_boarding_houses-048.mp3

Income survey shows stagnant incomes for most New Zealand families http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00052/income-survey-shows-stagnant-incomes-for-most-nz-families.htm

Jane Kelsey: Hollywood lays down its own law http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10839218

CTU: New ideas to manage the exchange rate welcomed http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00077/new-ideas-to-manage-the-exchange-rate-welcomed.htm

TPPWatch Action Bulletin #18 – 29 September 2012 http://www.nznotforsale.org/2012/10/01/tppwatch-action-bulletin-18-29-september-2012/

Aus banks making more money from Kiwis – Greens http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7773762/Aus-banks-making-more-money-from-Kiwis-Greens

So-called ‘free market’ thrives on the enslavement of others http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/227867/so-called-free-market-thrives-enslavement-others

The case for Financial Transaction Taxes in NZ: A FACT SHEET http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/3084113/the-case-for-financial-transaction-taxes-in-nz-pdf-august-18-2011-5-28-pm-454k?da=y

The Union Report with Dr Alistair Shaw and Chris Trotter (17/9/12)

18 Sep

Issue 1: A new survey shows that bullying in the public service is rife – do we have a bullying work culture and what do we do about it?
Issue 2: Does labour skills shortage and rising unemployment suggest the 90 day right to sack law has failed and is now part of the problem?
Issue 3: Is the Government doing enough to tackle poverty?

Coming up 24th Bill Rosenberg from the CTU and the NZNO; 1st October SFWU & Actors Equity; 8th October Laila Harre;

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The Union Report with Helen Kelly from CTU and Garry Parsloe from MUNZ + other union news

10 Jul

The Union Report with Helen Kelly from CTU and Garry Parsloe from MUNZ. Issue 1: Issue 1: When Public Private Partnerships go wrong – does Serco’s private prison failings this week suggest the state or the free market are better economic guardians ? Issue 2: Right wing blogs target Police staffing costs this week – are online attacks the new negotiating tactic of choice for employers? Issue 3: Nikki Kaye wants it moved and the Government wants it sold to fund Mayor Len Brown’s public transport agenda – what now for the Ports of Auckland as an Auckland asset? Coming up… we have spaces free at the moment on the 13th August. 16th July – Beven Hanlon from CANZ & Charles Chauvel; 23rd July – Annie Newman from the SFWU & Laila Harre; 30th July (filmed on the 27th) – Helen Kelly and James Ritchie from NZDWU; 6th August – Lynley Hunter from the PPTA and Alistair Shaw from NZUSA .

OTHER UNION NEWS

ACC cuts carer’s pay under minimum wage http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10817475

The thieves must be stopped. The majority of New Zealanders are opposed to asset sales. But we can’t leave it to petitions and the 2014 election to win this. http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/thieves-must-be-stopped.html

Asset sale gravy train (no chips): Victor Billot, of Dunedin, has some advice for “mum and dad” investors. http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/216230/asset-sale-gravy-train-no-chips

The Union Report (11/6/12) and other news

12 Jun

The Union Report online now – with commentator Laila Harre & EPMU National Secretary Bill Newson. Issue 1. The average salary for CEO’s is now $1.5million, showing the gap between the richest and lowest paid NZers is still stark. How do we grow wages & what is the role of unions? Issue 2. Australian Fairfax journalists are involved in industrial action as jobs are moved to NZ. Do unions stand in solidarity with their Australian counterparts or do they welcome jobs for their members? and Issue 3 tonight, What will the latest ERA changes mean and will the Government be more conciliatory in the wake of the education unions win over class room sizes?

Coming up…
18th June – Education special with the PPTA & NZEI
25th June – Helen Kelly from the CTU & Brenda Pilott from the PSA
2nd July – Cee Payne from NZNO & First Union
9th July – Helen Kelly & MUNZ

OTHER NEWS

First: Gap between lowest and highest paid still stark http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00089/gap-between-lowest-and-highest-paid-still-stark.htm

CTU: IMF recommendations a recipe for failure http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00100/imf-recommendations-a-recipe-for-failure.htm

Scrapheap the fear for jobless over 50s http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10812149

English eyes education, health for public sector cuts http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/6727196/English-eyes-education-health-for-public-sector-cuts

Right Back to the Future: Welfare Reform 1991-2011

Bay kids’ heartbreaking poverty http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/bay-kids-heartbreaking-poverty/1405669/

Asset-sales law ‘being rushed’ to dodge poll http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7062894/Asset-sales-law-being-rushed-to-dodge-poll

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