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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  /  No Comments

  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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The Liberal Agenda – Tamil Association to remember Genocide Day May 18

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

A vigil has been organised on the 18th May 2019, from 12.00 to 4.00 pm at the Aotea Square, Auckland to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the “Tamil Genocide Day”.

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Vodafone employees being forced to sign exploitative agreements with Tech Mahindra – Unite Union

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Tech Mahindra has shut down communication with Vodafone employees in order to force them to sign inferior and exploitative employment agreements by 5pm tonight and waive their right to redundancy with Vodafone. Unite union represents nine Vodafone employees who are being pressured into signing agreements with Indian company Tech Mahindra, after their jobs were outsourced by Vodafone […]

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Unite Union accuses Immigration Minister of breaking promise to Chinese construction workers

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

Unite Union has accused Immigration New Zealand of doing nothing to help a group of 50 Chinese workers brought to New Zealand by National Personnel Limited and their agent Peter Li.

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Posties judgement in Employment Court major win for workers with variable hours

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Posties judgement in Employment Court major win for workers with variable hours

Workers around the country have had their rights to guaranteed hours confirmed in a very clear decision by a full bench of the Employment Court. The decision in favour of the Postal Workers Union against NZ Post strengthened the employment law changes that saw “zero-hour” contracts banned. “Unite union was very proud to have led […]

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Tobacco tax is racist and anti-working class

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

So we have a legal product, that the pro-tax advocates insist must pay a fine of around $60 a week or $3000 a year for their “filthy” habit. I can see the middle-class do-gooders sneer as they support higher and higher taxes on the poor and brown and obviously stupid people who continue to smoke.

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There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the Green and Labour Parties don’t have any recognition of is that working people in New Zealand are radically overtaxed and deeply resent that. This is especially true when considered in relation to the benefits we are able to access through the public health, education, housing systems.

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Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

As the minimum wage gets closer to the living wage the goal of cementing in a  living wage rate (or preferably the two-thirds of the average wage goal) to be written into our collective employment agreements becomes more realistic.

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All employer-assisted migrant workers deserve a chance to have a pathway to residency

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

We are a union of 7000 financial members. We estimate that up to one-quarter of our members could be on a temporary work visa. We cover workers in fast food, hospitality, hotels, call centres and security. We also have members in English Language Schools. Unite Union believes it is necessary to review the entire system […]

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Cuban visitor to speak about U.S. moves against Cuba and strengthen ties with New Zealand.

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

  Leima Martinez Freire, the Asia Pacific Director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) is visiting New Zealand, April 1 to 3. Martinez wants to bring to people’s attention the ongoing US economic embargo against Cuba.   The US government tightened sanctions against Cuba on Monday, March 4. The measure takes […]

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The Liberal Agenda – National Day of mourning still needed

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Liberal Agenda – National Day of mourning still needed

A National Day of mourning is still needed. One was held following the Christchurch earthquake and today’s terror victims deserve at least.

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The Liberal Agenda – Love Aotearoa Hate Racism – Thousands expected at Sunday rally

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Love Aotearoa Hate Racism (LAHR) is anticipating an unprecedented turnout at our rally against Islamophobia and racism at Auckland’s Aotea Square this Sunday, March 24, at 2pm. 

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National Day of “Peace, Love, Solidarity” needed.

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

We need to do more, much more to challenge all forms of bigotry and hatred. This includes on a personal level calling out anyone and everyone who peddles the lies and hatreds. It means physically protecting where necessary any people that are being targetted for abuse for their race, religion, ethnicity, sex or gender.

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The Liberal Agenda – Hands off Venezuela – protest Saturday, 2pm, Aotea Square, Auckland

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is encouraging all supporters of peace and justice to join the international day of action on Saturday, March 16 against the US government’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there.

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Humanitarian concerns abused to promote regime change in Venezuela

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The US government has done everything within its power to cause the Venezuelan economy to suffer a deep recession combined with high inflation as the price of oil fell. This began under US President Obama and have been intensified by Trump.

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