NCWNZ welcomes equal pay case
Equal pay for work of equal value – Pay Equity Court of
NCWNZ congratulates the Service and
Food Workers' Union (SFWU) for bringing to the Court of
Appeal the case of Kristine Barlett vs. Terra Nova and
wishes them well for success in this landmark
Barbara Arnold, National President explained that
NCWNZ has been making submissions constantly to governments
since 1897 on the issue of equal pay for work of equal
value, and continues to be concerned about the lack of
negotiation available to women in low paid industries,
especially the care giving sector.
The outcome of this
case will hopefully establish a just precedent in the
complex issue of pay equity, she
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>