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2017: Parting shots from the Right: tantrums, bloated entitlements, and low, low expectations for our Youth – rua

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

When born-to-rule Tories – with a bloated sense of self-worth and entitlement – slip up and let us peasant know how they really view us – it is usually unsurprising to most on the Left. Take, for example, Bill English’s candid admission that New Zealand’s lower wage rates were beneficial when it came to competing with Australia. On 10 April  2011, in an exchange with Guyon Espiner on TVNZ’s Q+A, English boasted of the benefits of low wages;

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McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers’ hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir says that this is a massive win for workers. For the first time in decades workers in the fast food industry in New Zealand will have their shifts fixed permanently. No longer […]

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