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Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union A union representing thousands of working people in retail says Auckland Council’s decision to consult on possible Easter trading changes is putting retail workers offside. “People working in retail are only guaranteed three and half days off work each year. People want to see that […]

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Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brand’s new buyer, that the brand’s reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and head office staff are yet to receive their […]

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Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. The fifth strike, ending today, comes a month after the […]

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Protect State Housing – Thursday 9th March 7pm Transitional Cathedral

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Protect State Housing – Thursday 9th March 7pm Transitional Cathedral

Housing Action Canterbury – www.hac.kiwi

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FIRST Union and St John reach deal to benefit all ambulance staff – First Union

By   /  February 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on FIRST Union and St John reach deal to benefit all ambulance staff – First Union

FIRST Union and St John reach deal to benefit all ambulance staff Ambulance Professionals First, the network within FIRST Union representing ambulance officers, and St John Ambulance have reached an agreement that union representatives will be recommending to members. St John Ambulance and Ambulance Professionals First – which now represents the majority of operational staff […]

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Australian company Bapcor runs into trouble as it enters NZ market – First Union

By   /  February 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Australian company Bapcor runs into trouble as it enters NZ market Distribution centre workers at Auckland-based car parts supplier Brake and Transmission (BNT), now owned by the Australian company Bapcor after its takeover of Hellaby, walked off the job today – the third time in as many months – as negotiations stall. The distribution […]

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Meet ‘Carol’ from WINZ – the horror of the neoliberal state and who will fight it?

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

This is your chance to let the rest of New Zealand know as they enter the voting booths in 2017, that the punitive, spiteful and damaging social welfare policies of WINZ, Housing NZ, Corrections, Parole, Mental health, Ministry of Social Development and CYFs are crucifying the poorest and most vulnerable amongst us.

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Craig Celebrating Victory with Defamation Win

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Colin Craig the former leader of the Conservative Party is celebrating today after the Christchurch High Court issued a judgment yesterday confirming that Mr Craig had been defamed by Mr John Stringer. Mr Stringer was found to have defamed Mr Craig in various statements that alleged Mr Craig had sexually harassed one or more women […]

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Institutional care – was the baby thrown out with the bathwater?

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Twenty years ago the Clark Government shepherded through the closure of the country’s grim old standalone mental health institutions – Tokanui, Lake Alice and Cherry Farm are names that come to mind.

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New South Auckland bus operator facing early problems – Bus Drivers First

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New South Auckland bus operator facing early problems – Bus Drivers First

    Drivers are resigning from new South Auckland bus operator Go Bus sighting unsafe conditions of work as the reason, says Bus Drivers First.   Go Bus Ltd begins operations in South Auckland today, having won the Auckland Transport tender to drive new routes in the city. Around five drivers have resigned before operations began sighting safety […]

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Ummm, well a physical fight broke out between candidates on the floor of the debate and Chloe Swarbrick had to step in to break it up

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

After an hour of calm debate where those candidates the mainstream media ignore had an opportunity to explain their vision to University students, a physical altercation erupted between candidates Alezix Heneti and David Hay which Chloe Swarbrick had to jump in between to break it up.

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The actual differences between Lianne Dalzeil and John Minto – For Christchurch Voters

By   /  September 18, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

Christchurch whanau are still reeling from all that has happened to them. First they survived the actual natural disasters and then they have gad to survive National’s disasters in cleaning it up.

It’s been textbook disaster capitalism – a vote for John Minto reverses that.

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Paramedics prepare for union meetings as funding crisis looms

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The trade union representing New Zealand’s paramedics is warning services could deteriorate if the Government doesn’t step in to cover funding shortfalls at St John Ambulance and Wellington Free Ambulance.   “If the Government doesn’t step in, something has to give. We’re already seeing members who are overworked and earlier in the year twenty people […]

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Last Waatea 5th Estate for 2016 tonight – political wrap of 2016 + 2017 predictions

By   /  September 3, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Joining us tonight to wrap the political year for our final show of 2016…

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EDS supports Green Party’s Taonga Levy

By   /  August 13, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

At the EDS Conference Wild Places yesterday, the Green Party leader James Shaw announced a proposed Taonga Levy, which would be applied to international visitors at the border. “We actually think this is an excellent idea and are pleased that the Prime Minister (and Minister of Tourism) seems open to the proposal. We also note […]

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Waatea 5th Estate – the trade war with China

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Joining us tonight to discuss the looming trade war with China and what it means for NZ…

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