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The Liberal Agenda – Hands off Venezuela – protest Saturday, 2pm, Aotea Square, Auckland

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

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.

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Facts refute critics of minimum wage increases – make the minimum wage a living wage

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

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.

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Minimum wage increase good but we need to protect margins for skill and service

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage increase good but we need to protect margins for skill and service

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 […]

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Orchard workers told to drink irrigation water on the job – First Union

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Orchard workers told to drink irrigation water on the job – First Union

  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 […]

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Detention of Vessel in Panama carrying phosphate to Canada

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Detention of Vessel in Panama carrying phosphate to Canada

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.

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First Union – Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on First Union – Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found

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 […]

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Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification – First Union

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification – First Union

Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification The union representing distribution centre workers at organic food giant Ceres has written to BioGro NZ, the company’s organic certifier, to request a discussion and investigation into whether Ceres is meeting the social justice standards required for certification. Ceres Organics has a social responsibility under its BioGro certification […]

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Union calls for action on OECD redundancy report – First Union

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union calls for action on OECD redundancy report – First Union

  Union calls for action on OECD redundancy report   FIRST Union is condemning Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse for refusing to act on an OECD report showing New Zealanders who are made redundant tend to suffer a drop in wages and job security. FIRST Union represented distribution centre workers in the recent redundancies at […]

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Union questions ethical status at Ceres “Certified” Organics as workers strike

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union questions ethical status at Ceres “Certified” Organics as workers strike

  Union questions ethical status at Ceres “Certified” Organics as workers strike Approximately 10 distribution centre workers at Ceres Organics, an “ethical” food supplier, are taking strike action today as the workers’ union accuses the company of failing to meet ethical certification standards. The distribution centre workers – striking for the second time as the […]

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Community joins the picket line as car part workers strike – First Union

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Community joins the picket line as car part workers strike   Disgruntled distribution centre workers at BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, took their sixth round of strike action today alongside approximately seventy supporters from the Auckland community.   “Our members were blown away,” said FIRST Union organiser Emir Hodzic.   […]

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Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union A union representing thousands of working people in retail says Auckland Council’s decision to consult on possible Easter trading changes is putting retail workers offside. “People working in retail are only guaranteed three and half days off work each year. People want to see that […]

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Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brand’s new buyer, that the brand’s reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and head office staff are yet to receive their […]

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Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. The fifth strike, ending today, comes a month after the […]

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Whistleblower guard stood down by Armourguard Security

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  8 Comments

Armourguard Security have stood down a security guard from a WINZ site because he complained to his union that the company was not taking the guards health and safety seriously.

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Union Anger at MSD ID crackdown

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  16 Comments

Security guards unionised by Unite Union at MSD sites are angry with new policy changes brought in by the Government yesterday, that now sees them stopping every citizen trying to access their rights, and asking them for their name, appointment, and photo ID. “This is causing queues at the door, and increased frustration from jobless […]

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BREAKING MEDIA ALERT – Meet the Indian students the government is deporting

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The lawyer for the Indian students being deported by the government has told the students that their appeals have been rejected and that police are on their way.

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