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Lock ’em Up!?

Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, February 18th, 2019 - 15 comments

Unionist and former MP Darien Fenton takes issue with a major weakness in our law. That’s the ability of guilty bosses to just ignore the rulings of the Employment Court. Can’t pay? Won’t pay!

An ex-insider rating of our politicians

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, December 23rd, 2018 - 26 comments

MSM and blogsters are in an orgy of “rating” and marking politicians at the moment. It seems to be based on headlines, fuck ups or not fuck ups and what those inside the Beltway deemed news. It’s not new of course. Trans-Tasman sold its ratings yearly, until they went bust last year. Every year, when […]

Court rules that Meat Workers donning & doffing is work and must be paid minimum wage

Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, December 18th, 2018 - 29 comments

In a landmark Employment Court decision yesterday, the requirement for meat workers to “don and doff” specialist hygiene and other equipment before and after their shifts, and before and after their rest breaks, including their unpaid meal breaks and in their own time has been deemed to be “work” and payable at the minimum wage. […]

Three years on, will Wairoa AFFCO workers finally be paid?

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, December 8th, 2018 - 26 comments

Meat company AFFCO has lost yet another court case over their unlawful lockout of workers in 2015. Will the penny ever drop for the Talley family?

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