Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Day Of Inaction For Paid Parental Leave

The Wellington Branch of the Paid Parental Leave Coalition will be staging a day of inaction on Sunday 1 July.

This Sunday is nine months away from April 1st; the date that Paid Parental Leave will be a reality according to the government budget.

Media reports have identified July 1st as the day women workers can conceive a child, confident they can afford to take time off work after the birth. To protest that the Government has not announced any concrete plans for Paid Parental Leave. The Coalition will be advising women that they can't be so confident that they will have paid time with baby, and will be handing out condoms and leaflets.

"We will be advising women not to get any baby-making 'action' until this government provides them with more security;" said Dayna Berghan, a spokesperson for the Coalition.

A special guest star, the "Singing Condom" will help spread this message to the women of Wellington.

Activities start at 2 p.m. at the Cuba Mall Bucket Fountain in Wellington Sunday July 1.

Contact:
Dayna Berghan (NZUSA National Women's Rights Officer)
Wk: (04) 498 2500
Fax: (04) 473 2391
Cell: (025) 99 18 67
Email: nwro@studetns.org.nz

Dayna Berghan
National Women's Rights Officer
N Z University Students' Association
Ph:(04) 498 2500
Fax:(04) 473 2391
Cell (025) 991 867
P.O. Box 10191, Wellington
New Zealand
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tertiary_womens_focus_group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UniQnz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>

 

14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels