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Toil and Trouble

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

When  Smith City was ordered to back pay the workers it had been ripping off for 6 years for all unpaid staff meetings, it didn’t take three witches or a crystal ball to know that the flood gates would open. They have. At First Union along with over 1500 people responding to a survey, the call centre and organisers are all being contacted with people wanting to lament all the unpaid hours or the time off never taken in lieu. As the National Organiser for The Warehouse and Cotton On I have received more than my share.

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The devil is in the retail

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

When the strange events of the World fashion label crashed into my radio yesterday I may have snickered. On the one hand I thought how cheeky, but on the other the House of G shopper in me had little sympathy for the people paying a hundy for a fifteen dollar T. However by the time I heard Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet talking to John Campbell I started to lose my shit.

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The Christmas Counter Fit

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

If you are one of those people anxiously still waiting by the mail box for the gifts you ordered online yesterday to arrive before Christmas, I have got bad news. You are going to have get off your butt and join the rest of the Christmas celebrating world and go to the mall.

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THE ADVENT OF THE EGO ACTIVIST

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

If you do not know what an Ego Activist is let me explain. You will have one, or if you’re unlucky, more than one on your timeline. But even if you don’t interact in social media the fact is this year they even infiltrated main stream media.

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Man Trouble

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

When a person on a benefit is sent to Manpower for a job it is like evicting a family from a secure house and giving them a tent in cyclone season. When the work dries up they are left drowning in debt and hoping for rescue sometime in the next thirteen weeks.

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West-pac-ed and Leaving

By   /  August 14, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

If the workers and customers can invest years of service and loyalty to Westpac, is it too much to expect some of that loyalty and service reciprocated?

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MUST READ: 2017 A Labour Odyssey

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  53 Comments

Last week the Labour party had a future of work conference. …what it did bring however was some politically brave ideas and a voyage into some unknown territory. Labours scrip writer went a little Sci-Fi and presented something seldom seen in politics. Imagination.

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Let’s target the real gangs in NZ

By   /  March 15, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The gang problem in New Zealand is totally out of control. It is all pervasive and almost impossible to avoid. Unlike other problems like poverty, which the government has mainly managed to keep out of the rich areas, the gangs now infiltrate every suburb. It is time to identify them and replace welfare with warfare.

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Let There be Blood: Why we shouldn’t ban Real Social Dynamics at the border.

By   /  January 20, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

We should usher Real Social Dynamics in with a warm welcoming pussy riot.

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SERF and TERF Wars

By   /  October 4, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

TRIGGER WARNING Explicit sexual content and bound to offend someone.

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His Name Was Aylan

By   /  September 8, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  43 Comments

His name was Aylan Kurdi.

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The Warehouse: Where Shareholders get a Bargain

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  99 Comments

The Warehouse doesn’t pay youth rates. They have a better system. They just don’t pay youth at all. You can feel relaxed about it though, this is not exploitation, this is work experience! They even have a name. They are called the “Red Shirts.”

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Labour of Love or a Poll Dancer

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

If Labour want to start stepping out and bring the sexy back they just need to stop being Labour Light or even worse, dressing up as Labour Right.

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Meet the Feeble – Pebbles Hooper on unSocial Media

By   /  July 5, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  60 Comments

Last night Pebbles Hooper made an unforgivably stupid and unkind comment on twitter. A comment that is not reflective of the New Zealand public. It is a comment that reflects only the nasty and emotionally void interior of the shallow and ignorant woman who wrote it.

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STOP TELLING ME TO PROTEST PRETTY

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

Even though we managed to send a loud and angry message to the government and everyone that attended the event there are still those detractors that are decrying our actions. Those patronising and uninformed paternal voices from the cheap seats that want us to either sit down and shut up or protest more politely. Essentially, its middle aged white men & women telling us to protest prettier.

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The Bitchelor Episode 16 The Batchelor Bags His Babe: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  May 6, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

It’s so shit. Every episode sending the women’s movement back another year, while we live in a culture where rape victims are blamed, teenage boys post footage of abuse online and the Prime Minister thinks touching a young woman who is being paid to serve him like a toy is just fun and games.

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