Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, November 23rd, 2014 - 62 comments
Looks like exploiting petrol station workers by docking their pay for circumstances beyond their control was just the tip of the iceberg of this kind of behaviour.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, November 20th, 2014 - 77 comments
And, as ever, one for the poor.
Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, November 19th, 2014 - 109 comments
In which I ponder my 2c on the leadership race, and the path ahead for Labour and the unions…
Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, November 17th, 2014 - 35 comments
Momentum is building for action on climate change – but Key reckons it’s all just too hard for little old NZ. If only the Nats hadn’t killed of funding for research into the reduction of agricultural emissions…
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 14th, 2014 - 44 comments
On Monday Bill English reckoned that pressures in the property market were “easing”. Yesterday’s headline “Spring house price surge in October”…
Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, November 12th, 2014 - 46 comments
Is Key planning to flog off state houses at half price to a liquor company?
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, November 9th, 2014 - 79 comments
Fifty year mortgages are here, and as usual the game is rigged against the ordinary buyer. Madness.
Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, November 7th, 2014 - 29 comments
The Nats have been manufacturing “good news” stories in health by creating a system that turns away one third of the patients in need.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, November 6th, 2014 - 82 comments
Governments have always used external threats (real or not) to expand their powers. Supposedly “small government” types seem the most keen to grab more powers, for some strange reason.
Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, November 5th, 2014 - 30 comments
National’s sale of state housing assets and other aspects of housing policy is stupid at all levels. Which is probably why they are confused themselves about it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, November 4th, 2014 - 49 comments
Yesterday’s Werewolf contained a fascinating discussion between Gordon Campbell and Bryan Gould on neoliberalism and the economy. It should be required reading for Labour leadership contenders!
Written By: - Date published: 1:12 pm, November 2nd, 2014 - 75 comments
In the spirit of Philip Matthews…
Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 1st, 2014 - 43 comments
Workers have lost the statutory right to meal breaks and smokos. Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner Jackie Blue – who happens to be an ex Nat MP – pulls no punches in setting out the consequences.
Written By: - Date published: 5:42 pm, October 30th, 2014 - 15 comments
I’m sure it’s true, but…
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 27th, 2014 - 72 comments
Today is a day to celebrate the rights hard won by workers and unions, past and present. There’s a reason it’s called “Labour Day” not “Free Market Day”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 25th, 2014 - 35 comments
I’ve read a couple of thought-provoking accounts of poverty lately. There are common themes – issues that the political right, which can only see “the poor” as separate from “us”, will never understand and acknowledge.
Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, October 24th, 2014 - 71 comments
The police and Hager are in the process of initiating legal proceedings against each other. The police action against Hager was and is designed to intimidate, to suppress debate. Rod Oram calls shame on dirty politics and the people who perpetrate it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, October 22nd, 2014 - 40 comments
The National government has always been selective about what it likes to measure, and so far refused to measure poverty. Under questioning on Morning Report this morning Key finally made a commitment to do so. We must hold him to it.