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When Workers Rights Are Under Attack!

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Chris Flatt, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

These changes will lead to a further exploitation of workers and reduce wages in this country. They certainly do not lead to the “Brighter Future” John Key and the National Party promised us in the election campaign of 2011!

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Not coming home from work

By   /  April 2, 2013  /  Chris Flatt, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Not coming home from work

The CTU has called for an inquiry to enable an in-depth look at the systemic causes of death and injury in the forestry industry. I support this proposal. Too many forestry workers are dying or being seriously injured at work

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The Last of the Summer Wine?

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  Chris Flatt, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

“surely these past few months have been a dramatic reminder of the need for the Government to increase its focus and planning of our future water use requirements (both domestic as well as commercial) and water-ways protection.”

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Free Market reforms have not made our country better

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  Chris Flatt, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

“I came to the conclusion that we are in a bit of a mess here in New Zealand. And that it seems like we have been sold a bit of a lie. A lie that the market was supreme and that somehow we needed these great “market reforms” of the last few decades in order for us to be unshackled from the oppressive restrictions of state control.”

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About Chris Flatt

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Chris Flatt  /  Comments Off on About Chris Flatt

Chris Flatt is the current National Secretary of the NZ Dairy Workers Union (DWU); a democratic industry based organisation representing over 7,000 members in dairy manufacturing, domestic milk and ice-cream sectors and related dairy industry trades. As National Secretary, Chris is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the DWU’s strategic and operational responsibilities. Prior to […]

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