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Future of Work: Building Wealth from the Ground Up

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:51:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Good morning, and thank you for attending today’s Future of Work Seminar here in Wellington. I want to particularly acknowledge Beth Houston who has spent many hours pulling together the programme for today’s event, and to Olivier and the staff ...More >>

Minimum wage loophole hasn’t gone away

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:44:09 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

David Parker Labour List MP MEDIA STATEMENT 26 August 2016 It’s OK to have a few slaves, just not too many? Minimum wage loophole hasn’t gone away New Zealand still needs legislation to ensure adult New Zealanders are not exploited by being taken ...More >>

Coleman: New Zealand College of Midwives conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:21:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here today to open the New Zealand College of Midwives 14th biennial national conference. More >>

Air New Zealand staff recognised for record profit

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:10:33 +1200 | E Tu

E tū and FARSA members at Air New Zealand will be celebrating a $2500 bonus today as the airline announces a record profit. The bonus is recognition of the role Air New Zealand employees working through their union have played in achieving a fantastic ...More >>

New Easter trading laws bad for families

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:23:08 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Today the National Government voted to make regional authorities responsible for deciding whether people get to spend time with the families on Easter Sunday or not. This was a bad decision by the National Government,” CTU Secretary Sam ...More >>

Easter Trading: Govt gives working people the middle finger

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:29:42 +1200 | FIRST Union

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More >>

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:38:18 +1200 | First Union

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers The Ranfurly community will take a stand tomorrow afternoon against Westpac’s proposal to shut the town’s only bank. “Westpac is consulting on a proposal to close 19 bank branches across ...More >>

Leading Midwifery Expert to Address NZ Midwives

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:11 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

Less than a fortnight after New Zealand midwives began mediation with the Ministry of Health to progress their struggle for gender pay equity, midwifery conference delegates will hear of a similar battle currently underway in Canada. More >>

Minister Parata loses her COOL

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:29:08 +1200 | PPTA

Education Minister Hekia Parata has started ducking for cover and making policy on the fly whilst trying to justify her new privatised education model, says the PPTA. More >>

Homelessness Research Confirms Student Union’s Fears

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:27:46 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is alarmed at research released this week by Dr Kate Amore regarding homelessness but not surprised by the results.More >>

Māori students march for Freedom

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:35:52 +1200 | Te Mana Akonga

Māori students will march for the freedom of West Papua today as they gather for the annual conference Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga this year hosted by Ngāi Tauira, the Māori Students’ Association at Victoria University of Wellington.More >>

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:13:35 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwi contractors need better laws at work Working people are pleased that today politicians will be discussing the Minimum Wage (Contractor’s Remuneration) Bill. “We are calling on political parties who care about working people, and their families, ...More >>

Union offers 11th hour solution on Easter trading

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:55:12 +1200 | FIRST Union

The union representing working people in retail is calling on the Government to withdraw the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill and convene a cross-sector working group to develop Easter trading laws the country can agree on.More >>

State Sector Retirement funds must stop investing in arms

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:27:36 +1200 | Public Service Association

Members of a government-implemented super scheme will be deeply disappointed their savings are being invested in companies which make cluster bombs or nuclear weapons, the PSA says.More >>

Dunne Speaks: The New Industrial Militants & Bullies

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:35:42 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

For most New Zealander’s under about forty, the stories of industrial disruption in the 1970s and early 1980s seem like fantasy. The thought that a small group of members of the Boilermakers’ Union was able to hold up the construction of Wellington’s ...More >>

Patronage, Journalism and Open Society.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:33:40 +1200 | James Littlewood

A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing what’s going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), ...More >>

Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:35:27 +1200 | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Ngāi Tauira geared up to host Te Huinga Tauira 2016

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:25:46 +1200 | Ngai Tauira

Victoria University of Wellington’s Māori Students’ Association, Ngāi Tauira are ready to host 300 tauira at the annual Māori Students Conference, Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga of which Ngāi Tauira is a member.More >>

A&G Price Evening Takes Us Back To Our Roots

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:53:22 +1200 | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

A group of over 50 enthusiastic engineers were treated to a lesson in New Zealand history and heavy engineering when A&G Price opened their Thames plant up to the MESNZ Kaeser Compressors Network Evening in August.More >>

Doug Rushkoff on sharing the means of production at OS//OS

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:29:16 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Today’s opening keynote by Douglas Rushkoff wasn’t what I expected. It was better. Main theme: digital platforms can either be corralled into the service of economic monopolists, or recognised as a means of production that can be either shared for ...More >>


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