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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: They Spy With Their Little Eye – NZ Spy Scandal: The Elephants In The Room

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

The Five Eyes, a part of what the NSA calls internally its “global network” have their dirty fingerprints all over the latest spying scandal engulfing New Zealand, writes exiled Kiwi journalist Suzie Dawson.

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The Liberal Agenda – Waihopai Spy Base Protest Saturday January 26th

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 26th.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – Latest research shows Antarctica now losing 252 billion tonnes of ice a year – Māori Climate Commissioner calls for urgent climate action now!

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has said the latest research from the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows we need urgent climate action now.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Drug convictions & Māori

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The latest report from the Drug Foundation finds that Māori are more likely to face prison after a low level drug conviction. Between 2007 and 2017 there were 62,173 drug convictions and 61% of these were for personal use or possession of a drug utensil.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

The only 10 year challenge that matters 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 19th January 2019

By   /  January 19, 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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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  /  1 Comment

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  /  1 Comment

  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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Silence Of The Lambs: Why Is The CTU Saying So Little About The Resident Doctors’ Struggle?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Union rivalries should not be allowed to obscure the very real threat posed to the New Zealand trade union movement by the DHBs’ divide-and-rule strategy. If Powell and her CNS negotiating team are beaten, and the RDA sustains a massive industrial defeat, then employers in other sectors of the economy will not be slow to follow the DHBs’ lead.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Whatsnexit?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 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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