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GUEST BLOG: A NZ First Vice Chair slams Shane Jones

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

I know that a lot of my fellow members of New Zealand First agree with me on this (some to the point where they’ve said they’ll resign their membership, which is something I had also previously threatened to do, but have been tentatively convinced to refrain from – for now).

#NeverShane

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Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community stability – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The findings of the latest Superu Families and Whānau status report, provide clear evidence that addressing one issue at a time will not significantly improve the situation for many children who are living with the effects of income poverty, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Associate Professor Mike O’Brien, CPAG’s social security spokesperson, says the […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 30th June 2017

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Little – A fair deal

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

After nine years of National, working people’s share of the economy has fallen.Right now, 40% of children living below the poverty line are from working families. And under National, everyone’s employment rights have been eroded in a ‘race to the bottom.’

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Point England community ignored on future of local reserve – Labour Party

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Point England community ignored on future of local reserve – Labour Party

In a death knell for local democracy, the Point England Development Enabling Bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night with 62 votes in favour, 43 votes against and 14 abstentions. “Local communities have been shut out of this process. They have written to the local MP to request a meeting, but […]

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***Update*** Family of five, including six month old baby – accommodation crisis

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

. . Hutt Valley, 29 June – As reported on Tuesday (27 June) a woman, “S” – and her family, including her oldest son’s 6 month old baby – were facing the final week of their 90 day notice to vacate. They had lived in their rental home for the last 14 years, keeping the […]

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Bus drivers welcome Labour’s FPA policy

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Fair Pay Agreements proposed by Labour can’t come quick enough for bus drivers facing an average pay cut of $200 a week under the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s re-tendering of bus services.   Wellington Tramways Union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan says that the proposed cuts are exactly the kind of race-to-the-bottom tendering process that fair […]

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E tū welcomes Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy

Working people in New Zealand will benefit significantly from Labour’s new Workplace Relations Policy announced today. E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union with over 54,000 members, welcomes the new policy that takes union and working people’s rights seriously. National Secretary John Ryall is pleased with the firm commitments made in the policy. “A […]

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A fair deal for working people and good employers – Labour Party

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Labour will implement sensible changes to employment law to prevent the small number of bad employers undercutting good employers and driving a ‘race to the bottom’ on wages and conditions, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “The current law undermines good employers who pay their employees well and offer good working conditions. They can […]

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Advisory on Equal Pay under-funding misinformation – E tū

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Advisory on Equal Pay under-funding misinformation – E tū

In recent weeks media have run stories claiming the Pay Equity Settlement for care and support workers in aged care will beggar many small rest homes, with some planning to reduce hours and cut staff to comply with the Settlement. It is also claimed that the Settlement is not fully funded and that there is […]

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BREAKING: Latest Barclay revelation

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

So they know that there is in fact a tape and they have heard the allegations but they are hiding behind a technicality that it isn’t in their ministerial capacity?

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Labour’s employment policy gives working people something to vote for – First Union

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour’s employment policy gives working people something to vote for – First Union

  Labour’s employment policy gives working peope something to vote for   The 27,000-strong FIRST Union has described Labour’s newly Employment Policy as giving its members something to vote for.   “FIRST Union represents a large number of low paid and vulnerable workers,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.   “The current employment […]

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Hilarious watching Landlords being burnt by P contamination hysteria

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…in NZ we are simply too immature a culture to be able to have adult discussions on drugs and effective standards for those drugs. We see the drug as illegal and ANY suggestion that it is being taken becomes the rational for firing someone or demolishing a house.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Smallest circle jerk in NZ

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Isn’t it about time sleepy hobbits asked hard questions about someone as dangerous as Peter Thiel?

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

If the revelations in Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press are true, we have allowed an incredibly dangerous individual to become a citizen who just happens to have a remarkably close commercial relationship with our GCSB and SIS.

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The “Third Way” of running capitalism has failed

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The days of capitalism are numbered because it can’t get the basics right – including the right to life itself. People need jobs, housing, health care, education. To achieve those goals for all requires a radical attack on wealth inequality.

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