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Wellington GPs to strike again – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. This is the second full-day strike – the first was on Christmas Eve – and follows a series of shorter rolling strikes last month. Read more […]

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Time to start ignoring irresponsible businesses claiming worker shortages – First Union

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In response to several recent stories from unethical and out-dated business lobby groups claiming worker shortages in several industries, FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga has released the below response. “If you look at the industries that are claiming a worker shortage they’re all low paid, some have even broken the law through the exploitation […]

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New report highlights drug policy trends – NZ Drug Foundation

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A new State of the Nation report released today by the NZ Drug Foundation shows that while we are doing well in some areas, there is massive room for improvement. The report highlights the unprecedented number of deaths in the past 18 months linked to synthetic cannabinoid substances. The coroner has indicated as many as […]

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Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E Tu

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement.   The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always paid a […]

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Wellington Drivers vote for industrial action – Wellington Tramways Union

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Wellington bus drivers voted for industrial action including a fare strike – driving buses while refusing to take fares – from the 28th of January if their employer NZ Bus continues to force part-time shifts on them. The company’s attempts to use more part-time shifts with fewer hours would see many drivers face loss of […]

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Truck drivers who are employees see similar issues as contractors in the sector – First Union

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In response to stories on long haul truck drivers sleeping at depots, not being able to eat or drink anything (because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom) and having to pee in bottles due to the pressure to meet ever-more tightening deadlines, FIRST Union Transport Organiser Justin Wallace has this to say; […]

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Steep rise in hardship numbers showcases income inadequacy – AAAP

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

  The latest Ministry of Social Development December 2018 quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from working and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year, totalling 385,000. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling […]

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Union calls on Coalition Gov’t to reassess RSE scheme – First Union

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

FIRST Union’s Denise Roche is calling on the Coalition Government to reassess its Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme as labourhire companies continue to use the RSE scheme to exploit migrant workers and undermine working people in New Zealand. The concerns come after a number of companies in horticulture have continued to claim a worker shortage […]

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Whatsnexit?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Yesterday’s overwhelmingly decisive vote against the Theresa May EU leave deal in the British House of Commons raises the question -what will happen next?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

“Oh great, a younger, far more attractive female leader right when I’m facing the most humiliating political defeat of my life. Wonderful, and I bet you’re chirpy too aren’t you?”

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 18th January 2019

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

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

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By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

In the same vein, the Welcome Bonus for UK, New Zealand, Canada and Finland are the same.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Let’s support our Junior Doctors

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Junior doctors work incredibly hours and when people get tired they make mistakes.They won the right to some more realistic rosters. They shouldn’t have to lose what they gained. Don’t you think Labour?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

That feeling when you have to clean up the mans mess before you. 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 17th January 2019

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

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5 Ways Politics Affects the Global Economy and Your Finances

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Universally, economic development dominates political discussion.   The United Nations knows the important role governments play in promoting any countries economy.  All members hope for stable governments securing and maintaining economic well being for it’s nation.   The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) was created to provide “expert advice, training and grants support to developing […]

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