Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 16th, 2016 - 57 comments
Brighter Future. Cusp of Something Special. Tell it to the newly jobless.
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 pm, March 16th, 2016 - 284 comments
Andrew Little says that NZ should restrict foreigners working as chefs [Update: Not exactly, no]. Jeremy Corbyn says the focus of government should be on health and schools, not restricting immigrants.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, March 14th, 2016 - 360 comments
As with capital gains tax, the political left is kicking off a very important discussion for NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, March 8th, 2016 - 126 comments
Labour has forced the Government to back down on plans to entrench zero hour contracts.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, March 1st, 2016 - 109 comments
Credit where it’s due for an increase in the minimum wage – but the gap between that and a living wage keeps growing…
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 11th, 2016 - 48 comments
A video from the TUC in the UK explaining how important Unions are which is just as relevant for Aotearoa as it is for the UK.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 27th, 2016 - 76 comments
How many more lies will John Key tell today in his so-called State of the Nation address? Virtual chocolate fish to whomever guesses the closest number.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, January 18th, 2016 - 113 comments
Data released to the Sunday Star-Times shows a huge decline in numbers of tertiary students, including declines in many key skills and fields. Various explanations are offered, only one of them makes sense…
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, January 10th, 2016 - 46 comments
A recent New Matilda article discusses why at a time of increasing productivity the need to work has increased and not decreased.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, December 12th, 2015 - 195 comments
It is that time of year when poor people realise just how poor they really are – the season for giving, the season to be jolly. Well that may be so for some of us, but some people will be working on Christmas day instead of spending time with loved ones. These will probably be […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, November 9th, 2015 - 9 comments
Isn’t it amazing how many Ministers can’t wait to front up to the media when they are selling. But when it comes to after sale service they just don’t want to front?
Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, November 1st, 2015 - 116 comments
Well paid staff are happy, productive staff. Who’d have thought it!
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, September 24th, 2015 - 53 comments
We have the documents leading up to the what can only be described as a dreadful piece of law legalising employment agreements which tie workers to an employer without any of the reciprocity of guaranteed hours of work. At a time like now – where work in this country is so badly paid, with so little protection – we get this.
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, August 31st, 2015 - 133 comments
FYI. The most populous town in Clutha District is Balclutha, which lies 81km south of Dunedin by road. Balclutha’s population, by the 2006 census, was 4,062 (down from 4,137 in 1996). Other towns are Milton (pop. 1,887), Kaitangata (pop. 810), Tapanui (pop. 744), Lawrence (pop. 432), Owaka (pop. 327), Stirling (pop. 309), Clinton (pop. 291), Kaka Point (pop. 201), and Benhar (pop. 96). For a while in the 1980s Balclutha was New Zealand’s most wealthy town, per capita
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 14th, 2015 - 12 comments
But wait there’s more . . . National Ltd™’s attitude to worker safety has, it seems, been successfully installed into the very government agency responsible for holding employers to account for worker deaths.
Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, August 4th, 2015 - 47 comments
Talleys have fired the first shots in National’s new class war. You can stand with the AFFCO workers and reject the Tories new anti-union law. Boycott Talleys. Make a stand for your fellow Kiwis.
Written By: - Date published: 2:09 pm, August 2nd, 2015 - 127 comments
A UBI would allow ordinary people to shift their daily focus from doing paid jobs making money for others, to doing useful work of their own choice, under their own control.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, July 12th, 2015 - 30 comments
Who would have suspected that Michael Woodhouse would be completely ineffectual in cracking down on zero-hour contracts?
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 9th, 2015 - 101 comments
Advocates of Kiwisaver and other funded “retirement savings” schemes perpetuate the fundamental misunderstanding that “conventional” in New Zealand’s case “neo-liberal” economists, speculators, finance companies, politicians and those with a lot of share holding wealth in non-productive enterprises like to perpetuate.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, May 20th, 2015 - 8 comments
Only a quarter of the world’s workers have permanent jobs. A worldwide trend away from secure jobs risked “perpetuating a vicious circle of weak global demand and slow job creation” that has dogged many countries since the 2008 crisis, the ILO reports. Decoupling of wages from productivity has led to a loss of aggregate demand the report estimates at $3.7trillion.
Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, May 17th, 2015 - 64 comments
Back in March 1988 David Lange had a clear idea about what lay ahead for New Zealanders as the long-term consequences of Roger Douglas’ psychopathic worshipping of the metaphysical Invisible Hand gradually materialised.