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Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Hundreds of millions of dollars are owed to hundreds of thousands of workers and only the top 100 employers are being asked to fix the problem and pay it back.

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Policy not procrastination

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Last week it became public knowledge that 22 workers from one Warehouse store have made written allegations of bullying against their store manager.

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation lashes out at critics on social media – WSW

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

On August 22, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) Board posted a statement on its Facebook page lashing out at members who criticised the union bureaucracy on social media. The post began by praising the “dedication and passion” of the union negotiators who recently pushed through a sellout pay deal for nearly 30,000 nurses, midwives […]

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A World of Fashion Crimes Seven Days in Dhaka

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

I awoke early on my first day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to catch the women walking to work in droves. I must have seen thousands, not a child between them, all walking stoically toward the fenced factory doors, their brightly coloured dresses and scarves surreal in the bleak grey surroundings.

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Toil and Trouble

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

When  Smith City was ordered to back pay the workers it had been ripping off for 6 years for all unpaid staff meetings, it didn’t take three witches or a crystal ball to know that the flood gates would open. They have. At First Union along with over 1500 people responding to a survey, the call centre and organisers are all being contacted with people wanting to lament all the unpaid hours or the time off never taken in lieu. As the National Organiser for The Warehouse and Cotton On I have received more than my share.

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Wage theft at Maccas – $1 million a year in lieu days or public holiday pay

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It has been over three years since we first wrote to the company questioning how they calculated annual leave and asking them to fix it. At first, they simply ignored or rejected our arguments out of hand. We then applied for an Employment Relations Authority hearing on the issue. 

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Taxpayers’ Union Astroturf, Jordan Williams naked and how National attack worker rights & unions in 2018 (someone throw Stephanie Rodgers & Ruminator a bone)

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

If the Union movement in NZ wants the new Government to get a second term, they need to urgently start planning a counter strike capacity they currently don’t have, and if the Union movement don’t like what I’m saying to them now, just imagine how much more unpleasant you’ll feel when I start the ‘I told you so’ blogs.

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