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Radio silence after massacre on the border of Gaza

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  26 Comments

The people of Gaza are prisoners in a giant cage made by Israel. And Israel is shooting at them.

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The true insidiousness of what Banks really do in NZ

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  28 Comments

Ever been at the bank and they tried to upsize your loan or hassle you to bring your Kiwisaver to them? Ever been cold called to see if you want a credit card? Want life insurance with that??

If so, you have been on the receiving end of the insidious sales targets culture in the banking industry.

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TDB Guest Blog Project: Tali Williams – ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Tali Williams  /  3 Comments

These businesses glean much liberal kudos from their contributions to the greater good. “For every plastic bag you don’t use we plant a tree in the Amazon”. “We sponsor an underprivileged South Auckland teenager in the arts”. But these businesses are noticeably silent on workers rights and pay.

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“Even though my hours are being cut, my rent doesn’t get cut to compensate” – Why are workers kept hungry for hours?

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  11 Comments

Many workers are reporting they are “hungry for hours” as casual, minimal and zero hours contracts are on the increase in major retail and fast food chains.

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Poverty in our backyard a national disgrace

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  9 Comments

This was the second year I had volunteered for the annual Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) ‘Impact’ – a three day event where a number of volunteers from all over New Zealand provide advocacy for beneficiaries at one Work and Income branch. This year was Mangere.

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Employers liquidating companies to avoid paying minimum entitlements

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  4 Comments

It’s important that we’re engaging with the community and asking how do we want to have migrant workers treated in New Zealand and how can we structure our laws and our society in a way that does not allow people to be exploited by these companies.

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Save our homes – stop the evictions!

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  19 Comments

While rental prices continue to rise beyond the reach of beneficiaries and low paid workers , the government are now profiting from selling their responsibility to house people, and evicting people from their homes.

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