Written By: - Date published: 7:52 pm, February 7th, 2016 - 25 comments
The Talley’s owned meatworks in Rangiuru is threatening to discipline workers and sue their union if workers choose to observe the Waitangi Day holiday tomorrow. How’s that Brighter Future working out, people?
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, February 6th, 2016 - 52 comments
Boring stuff about boring old jobs and wages.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 4th, 2016 - 26 comments
When the UN is issuing warnings on the TPP, don’t you think it would be wise to listen?
Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 2nd, 2016 - 81 comments
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 26th, 2016 - 85 comments
The Government has released a TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’. It should be read along with TPP Legal’s extensive analysis of the costs and risks.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, January 25th, 2016 - 135 comments
Regular commenter Paul rounds up the links you need to read to prepare yourself for the coming second GFC. National won’t be able to pass this one on to future generations by loading NZ up with crippling debt. We’ll be paying for GFC2 economically, socially and personally, right here, right now.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2016 - 113 comments
Key’s “strident” defence of the TPP was booed at Ratana yesterday. With good reason, because his glib assurance that “Not a single part of TPP cuts across the Treaty of Waitangi” is yet another Key lie.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 23rd, 2016 - 52 comments
An article that appeared on December 26th in the Dom Post is much too important to be left languishing in the Christmas news vacuum. “We [NZ] have been the biggest abuser of fraudulent carbon credits. Someone should be answerable as an accessory to the fraud.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 21st, 2016 - 164 comments
A piece yesterday foreshadows a report on poverty from right-wing lobby group “The New Zealand Initiative”. It’s (surprise!) another attempt to minimise the significance of poverty in NZ – and it’s another big distraction…
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 20th, 2016 - 10 comments
Gary Younge is a feature columnist with the Guardian. In this film he explains why the Trump phenomenon is a symptom of current societal change.
Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, January 19th, 2016 - 58 comments
Republished by request, and permission from Stephanie Rodgers at Boots Theory
[Content note: mentions of transphobia, sexual violence and violence against people of colour]
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 18th, 2016 - 60 comments
It’s a good thing that one of the major parties is thinking seriously about the future…
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, January 15th, 2016 - 17 comments
It’s been a hardy annual finding of late – the pay gap between males and females is getting steadily worse. History suggests that Labour governments have some answers…
Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, January 13th, 2016 - 77 comments
Boots Theory on the American Working Families Charter, how they are trying to move the Democratic Party to the left, and possible lessons for New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, January 13th, 2016 - 154 comments
The Bank of Scotland has advised advised its clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, January 12th, 2016 - 94 comments
Stephen Joyce has had published an opinion piece in this morning’s Herald which extolls the virtue of free trade and ignores the pitfalls. Such as those shown this week when TransCanada sued the US Government for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline contract.
Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, January 9th, 2016 - 248 comments
This morning’s Herald contains a story about a young man who with a family gift has managed to purchase eleven houses over the past five years and can afford to pay World of Warcraft all day.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 103 comments
Overnight there has been further turmoil on the Chinese Stock exchange with stocks plummeting 7% before trading was stopped. And things may only get worse when a 6 month ban on trading by major stock owners is lifted.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, December 26th, 2015 - 46 comments
Incognito on the meaning of work and unemployment at a time of increasing change.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, December 24th, 2015 - 189 comments
AFFCO clearly lacks any sense of a christmas spirit when dealing with its workers.