Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, March 26th, 2015 - 22 comments
Michael Woodhouse is talking tough on bad employers … but what does it really mean, coming from this government?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 24th, 2015 - 67 comments
Cotton On has become the first employer in the news for trying to take away its workers’ rest breaks.
Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, March 18th, 2015 - 30 comments
Yesterday the mask slipped and John Key admitted the real reason our deployment to Iraq is only for two years: so he can win an election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 16th, 2015 - 81 comments
The blogosphere leads the way in breaking a story about yet another sack of cash for MPs …
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 41 comments
John Key and his MPs were acting like they’d scored a real hit on Andrew Little in Question Time. The reality is … not so impressive.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, March 8th, 2015 - 30 comments
A National government which loves to cut taxs + workers and business being overcharged ACC levies = levy cuts, right? Wrong!
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, March 5th, 2015 - 17 comments
For someone responsible for managing employment relations in New Zealand, Michael Woodhouse doesn’t seem to understand what “employment relations” means.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, March 2nd, 2015 - 53 comments
Whether it’s about election donations or portfolios, some people do seem to think MPs should always get the benefit of the doubt.
Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, February 18th, 2015 - 41 comments
The Government is planning to make charities pay for police background checks. You can’t make this stuff up!
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, February 12th, 2015 - 92 comments
Zero-hour contracts are the perfect illustration of when “flexibility” in employment relations goes all one way.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, February 5th, 2015 - 49 comments
The Productivity Commission has a new report out which looks at changes in the labour income share, or LIS, from 1978 to 2010. The labour income share is described in the report’s summary as: The labour income share (LIS) measures the split of national income between workers who supply labour and the owners of capital. […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 16th, 2015 - 87 comments
The latest excuse for John Key deleting his texts wholesale is wafer-thin.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 88 comments
It’s great to see John Key taking a sudden interest in addressing child poverty in New Zealand. But why the change of heart?
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 21st, 2014 - 138 comments
This election result is not the end of the world for me – because I am very, very lucky.
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 15 comments
The Herald is scathing of Labour’s NZ Inc policy, which defies all logic and reason by assuming that there are better ways to build our economy than flogging off profitable assets, built by New Zealanders, to foreign investors.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, September 13th, 2014 - 22 comments
Action Station want to run a full-page ad in the Herald calling on politicians to clean up NZ politics. (Update: only $580 needed! Let’s do it!)
Written By: - Date published: 5:15 pm, September 10th, 2014 - 19 comments
On Firstline this morning, John Key tried to compare National’s and Labour’s policies by saying “You can’t grow the economy when you restrict labour laws.” It’s nonsense, and it’s scary.
Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, September 8th, 2014 - 112 comments
The choice for NZ voters is becoming clearer in the last days of the 2014 election. The irony is that after John Key’s scaremongering, our options are a three-headed coalition of natural allies versus a five-or-six headed hydra of extremists and sworn enemies.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, September 5th, 2014 - 13 comments
This morning Rob Salmond did a great post about the “big lie” – the spin coming from the Right that Labour hasn’t concentrated on policy, just dirty politics.
Like clockwork, David Farrar has a post up about the latest polls, suggesting “Their focus on hacked e-mails instead of policy is backfiring.”