KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend. Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret ballot to authorise strike action. 89% of the […]Read More →
Global Peace and Justice Auckland is encouraging all supporters of peace and justice to join the international day of action on Saturday, March 16 against the US government’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there.Read More →
Many Employers and their paid servants in the so-called economics “profession” are already screaming about the proposed minimum wage hike in New Zealand to $20 an hour by April 2021.
Most of their objections amount to the repetition of dogma which they want us to believe is some sort of science. Usually, very few facts are ever advanced to support their views.
I want to look at what actually happened in New Zealand when we had a similar percentage minimum wage rise over a similar period, from 2004 to 2008.Read More →
Unite Union has welcomed the increase in the minimum wage from April of 75 cents an hour. We see this as just a modest first step in improving the minimum wage to achieve the government’s objective of $20 an hour by April 20121. The next three years will require an increase of over $1 an […]Read More →
Orchard workers who were told to drink irrigation water win the right to filtered water on the job The union representing T&G workers in Kerikeri has won drinkable water for its workers. The victory, a small but important one, comes after the union learned workers were being made to drink irrigation water […]Read More →
The detention of the cargo aboard the Ultra Innovation comes one day before the South Africa High Court is scheduled to consider its May 1 direction for interdiction of the New Zealand bound cargo.Read More →
Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found After almost six months of nervous waiting, former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch are “over the moon” as KordaMentha confirms former staff at Pumpkin Patch Ltd (PPL) will receive their redundancy entitlements up to a $22,160 cap. Although retail staff […]Read More →