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


Where is ANZ’s Corporate Social Responsibility?

Where is ANZ’s Corporate Social Responsibility?

Finsec, the finance workers’ union, is calling on ANZ bank to support New Zealand communities and workers by reviewing its decision to appoint a receiver to Feltex Carpets.

“We call on ANZ bank to demonstrate its corporate social responsibility and support New Zealand communities by ensuring Feltex Carpet workers have jobs to go to,” said Finsec Campaign Director Andrew Campbell

“A good corporate citizen should weigh its responsibilities to the community more carefully. Feltex is an iconic New Zealand company . Up to 850 New Zealand jobs could be lost if the company is placed in receivership. We believe ANZ bank should review its decision, taking into account the effect on New Zealand workers and their communities,” said Campbell.

“Corporate Social Responsibility is not just about good media spin and doing some public acts of charity. It applies in the good times and the difficult and ANZ should meet its responsibilities to the New Zealand community it operates in by ensuring these 850 workers and their families don’t end up on the dole queue” said Campbell.

“ANZ bank has made $803 million dollars off New Zealand in the nine months to June this year, so it can afford, if it chooses, to fund the one month of working capital needed by Feltex to allow shareholders to vote on the Turner brothers’ proposal,” said Campbell. “Hundreds of jobs are at stake.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

"Systematic Murder": Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports: At 10am on Thursday 17th May in a small office in the center of Lyon a detailed war crimes complaint on behalf of 562 victims and families of those seriously injured or killed in the Great Return March was submitted to the International Criminal Court by French lawyer Gilles Devers.

Over the past four years Kiwi journalist, investigator and human rights activist Julie Webb Pullman has trained and coordinated funding to assemble teams to collect evidence, interview witnesses and properly document thousands of individual war crimes committed in the period since Operation Protective Edge (2014). More>>


PM On Mycoplasma Bovis, Prisons: Working On It

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave an update on the response to the spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cattle. More>>


Alarm Bells: Teacher Shortages Worst Since Surveys Began

PPTA: “There is a wave of teachers about to retire and I’m embarrassed to say that we have reached the point where we are begging them to stay on… Young graduates no longer want to enter the profession, the pay is far too low compared to what they earn in other careers and, of the new teachers who do enter the profession, nearly half burn out and leave within five years.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Budget 2018

To put it mildly, Budget 2018 has not been an outbreak of wild-eyed, tax and spend liberalism... More>>


Corrections Officers: 600 New Prison Beds Not Enough

Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced 600 new prison beds to be built in modular units by the end of next year, but would not say whether the extension of Waikeria Prison would go ahead. More>>


Peters Returns: Visit Reinforces New Zealand-Japan Relationship

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has departed Tokyo following a productive three-day visit to Japan. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Regressive Taxes

The headlines would have you believe that inflation is safely under control, but a Statistics NZ press release indicates that isn’t the reality being experienced by the poor, given how the steeply rising costs of smoking, petrol, rent etc are falling disproportionately on low to middle income earners. More>>


Overlapping Treaty Claims: ‘You Are Taking Us To War’

Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little was speaking about the treaty process and the importance of communication when he was challenged by a kaumatua from Tauranga Moana. More>>





Featured InfoPages