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Migrant labour exploitation will increase with cuts to permanent residence numbers

By   /  July 18, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

Instead of allowing more permanent residents in the government has continued to allow bosses to import labour on a temporary work visa. The number of these remains around 250,000 a year – yes, a quarter of a million a year. This has created a pool of at least 150,000 workers here at any one time on a temporary visa.

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Unite Union accuses Restaurant Brands of trying to cheat staff again over annual leave

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Restaurant Brands Ltd (RBL), is asking staff to authorise the deduction of so-called overpayments from the annual leave money they owe their current and former staff. 

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Why is MBIE and the government allowing Restaurant Brands to cheat workers of their annual leave?

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Other companies have paid staff back for the 15 years back to the holidays Act law change in 2003 that seems to have created the incentive for companies to simply ignore what was required by law which has led to massive underpayments for workers.

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Survey reveals costs of living a crisis for working people

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

What this survey has underscored is that the big majority of working people are struggling to survive against the relentless pressure of rising housing, energy and other basic costs.

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Declaration Rejecting the Escalation of the U.S. Economic War Against Cuba

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Since annual voting on the US blockade of Cuba began at the United Nations in the 1990s, the vast majority of member-nations have supported the proposal that it cease immediately.

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KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

  KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend.   Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret ballot to authorise strike action. 89% of the […]

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Phil Twyford the privatiser of state assets

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

I used to feel a bit sorry for Minister of Housing Phil Twyford being blamed for failing to deliver something he can’t control – the market price for housing. When Labour was elected the market had already driven prices to the unaffordable level for the vast majority.But when he started taking Housing NZ land that should be used for more state housing to achieve that goal he became another privatiser of state assets. 

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