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Climate Targets Irresponsible

By   /  July 8, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Climate Targets Irresponsible

Today the government announced its post 2020 climate change target as 30% emission reduction from 2005 levels by 2030. This target is equivalent to about a 11% reduction from 1990 levels, which is less than John Key pledged at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009. “While a 30% target might sound ok, the government […]

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KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News, RMTU  /  3 Comments

KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is voicing its support for demonstrators who are rallying at the Cenotaph steps outside of Parliament calling for KiwiRail to reinvest in an electric fleet says RMTU organiser Todd Valster. “KiwiRail is currently considering downgrading its electric fleet on the North Island […]

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Who’s the real threat to security: Govt climate policy – or four climbers?

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  5 Comments

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today congratulated the Greenpeace climbers on the roof of Parliament drawing attention to the lack of Government action on climate change. “Who is the bigger threat to security here: John Key’s apparent intention of letting global temperatures rise by 4degC by taking virtually no action – or four peaceful activists and […]

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Foodstuffs looks at closing its cash and carry stores

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Foodstuffs looks at closing its cash and carry stores

Local supermarket giant Foodstuffs is proposing the closure of 5 of its 12 Gilmours and Toops food trade stores in the North Island, but FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid is questioning the business case to support the closures. “Foodstuff’s proposal could see almost 130 jobs disestablished across Gilmours and Toops stores in Henderson, Panmure, […]

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New Zealand union goes global

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on New Zealand union goes global

FIRST Union, New Zealand’s second largest private sector union, is going international with the launch of Samoa’s only private sector union, Samoa First Union. “Samoa First Union is building on the legacy of former private sector unions like the old National Union of Workers,” says Samoa First Union co-ordinator Jerome Mika, “but our union differs […]

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OECD report indicates better policy needed to reduce poverty in NZ

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Source: Child Poverty Action Group OECD Economic Surveys NEW ZEALAND (PDF) http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/New-Zealand-2015-overview.pdf — Child Poverty Action Group is urging the government to rethink and improve its 2015 Budget announcements on benefit changes in light of the OECD’s latest report on the New Zealand economy. CPAG says the new report, OECD Economic Surveys NEW ZEALAND, has some […]

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83% of Submissions To Christchurch City Council On Asset Sales Opposed Them

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  4 Comments

Extract from Christchurch City Council’s staff analysis of submissions received on Long Term Plan

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Why are we sending women with children to prison?

By   /  June 6, 2015  /  CPAG, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

CPAG welcomes the latest report from the Families Commission “Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison”   The costs for children when a parent is incarcerated are very high, with 20,000 children affected.   CPAG commends the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Families Commission) for highlighting a social problem of immense proportions but […]

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ACC minister fails in mission to change culture

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: ACC minister fails in mission to change culture Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | Press Release The latest damning report by the Auditor General shows that the ACC Minister has failed to fulfil her mission to fix the sick culture at ACC and real change will not come […]

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Nationwide ‘Day of Action’ throughout NZ this weekend

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Nationwide ‘Day of Action’ throughout NZ this weekend

MIL OSI – Source: Unite Union – Headline: Nationwide ‘Day of Action’ throughout NZ this weekend NATION-WIDE ‘DAY OF ACTION’ AGAINST ISRAEL’S WAR ON GAZA & FOR FREE PALESTINE THIS SATURDAY 16 AUGUST Here are the FaceBook Events pages for each of the cities where activities are planned. As more details are confirmed, we will […]

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Nominations Now Open For 2014 Roger Award

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Nominations Now Open For 2014 Roger Award

MIL OSI – Source: Unite Union – Headline: Nominations Now Open For 2014 Roger Award The Roger Award is for The Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2014 Here is the link to the 2014 Roger Award online nomination form (the first time we’ve ever had an online one): http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/roger-award-2014-form.html You can also […]

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Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Focusing primarily on air strikes and night raids […]

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Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner Christchurch Amnesty International members are celebrating the news that Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been released from prison. Mr Gao, a prominent human rights lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for ‘violating probation rule’ […]

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Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice The decision convicting two of Cambodia’s most senior former Khmer Rouge officials for crimes against humanity at the country’s UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is an important step towards justice, Amnesty International […]

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Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as […]

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Labour’s regional development fund to support Palmerston North

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour’s regional development fund to support Palmerston North

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Labour’s regional development fund to support Palmerston North Labour will consider a proposal to develop an inland port at Palmerston North, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “The Palmerston North community has developed plans for an inland port which will bring jobs and economic growth to a region […]

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