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

 

Bradford First MP to Donate to Low Paid Workers

Bradford First MP to Donate to Low Paid Workers

SuperSizeMyPay.Com applauds MP Sue Bradford’s decision to donate half of her back pay tomorrow at the “Make Poverty Wages History” press conference, Wednesday January 25th, 12 noon at the Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs St.

The Green Party MP’s pledge follows a call by Unite Union Auckland President Matt McCarten for all ex-MPs to donate their recent pay rise back pay to New Zealand’s low paid workers as community groups get together urging the public to join the fight to make poverty wages history.

“We commend politicians who go out of their way to help low paid and minimum wage workers and call on all MPs and ex-MPs (who received three months back pay after leaving parliament) to pledge their bonus at http://supersizemypay.com/mp_donation_form,” said campaign organiser Simon Oosterman.

“We encourage other MPs to speak out against youth rates by actively endorsing our campaign, by supporting Sue Bradford’s Minimum Wage (Abolition of Age Discrimination) Amendment Bill and to speak at the “StopWork to Stop Low Pay” public meeting at the Town Hall on Sunday, February 12 at 2pm.”

Bradford is joining grassroots organisations, including health, student, ethnic and poverty groups, NGOs, and unions in supporting the fast food workers’ SuperSizeMyPay.com campaign for a $12 minimum wage, an end to youth rates and secure hours.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More

Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election