Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, February 12th, 2017 - 150 comments
The former Police Association president has been confirmed as a Labour’s candidate for Wellington’s Ōhāriu electorate.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, January 7th, 2017 - 51 comments
St Johns is one of the first organisations to use new Industrial powers brought in by the Government and is attempting to refuse to negotiate with First Union and is docking workers pay for wearing a campaign t-shirt.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 30th, 2016 - 10 comments
A short video produced by US unions “to support a fairer tax system”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 4 comments
A 2015 court decision forced National’s hand on pay equity. This week the equity working group reported back. To its credit National is accepting the recommendations, and unions are hailing a big win. But the final form of any law is not yet clear.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, November 20th, 2016 - 81 comments
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the Pike River disaster. Here is a statement released by Andrew Little urging that the mine not be sealed and the deaths of the miners be investigated and their bodies brought home.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, November 11th, 2016 - 113 comments
What all good progressives should be doing in these POTUS Trump days.
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, November 2nd, 2016 - 27 comments
A fall in the jobless rate is superficially good news, but most of the “fall” since May is due to changes in the way the measure is calculated. Wages remain flat, though less so for union members.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 29th, 2016 - 71 comments
The loss of four lives at the Dreamworld fun park in the Gold Coast suggests that the corporate greed is good mantra is not working as well as we should expect.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, October 24th, 2016 - 26 comments
From the movement that brought you equal pay, the weekend, minimum wages, child protection laws, injury prevention, the right to organise …
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 14th, 2016 - 41 comments
I’m going to miss you, mate.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, October 11th, 2016 - 13 comments
UNITE Union members have won big following the banning of zero-hour contracts.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 11th, 2016 - 12 comments
Members of FIRST Union are striking over terrible pay and conditions at Brand Developers TV Shop.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, September 26th, 2016 - 47 comments
A guest post by John P Egan regarding recent industrial action taken by Tertiary Education Union members
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, September 13th, 2016 - 9 comments
The world’s biggest general strike ever occurred this month in India.
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, August 21st, 2016 - 22 comments
So often we lose sight of the fact that local government is about much, much more than rates. We’re launching a Jobs That Count ticket to change that.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, August 16th, 2016 - 20 comments
The inaugural CTU organisers’ conference is being held in Auckland this week, bringing together organisers from across the CTU affiliated unions to discuss the future of the movement. CTU President Richard Wagstaff opened the conference this morning. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou koutoa. Welcome […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, July 29th, 2016 - 33 comments
The Talley group want the courts to order a union to stop telling the truth about how they bully, maim and kill their workers. Will the Standard be next in the firing line?
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 pm, July 7th, 2016 - 18 comments
The NZ Portrait Gallery’s latest work is of unionist Helen Kelly. It’s great.
Written By: - Date published: 3:21 pm, July 5th, 2016 - 23 comments
The Police want no part of the Nats’ plan to use them as airport security. Perhaps instead of bungled attempts at strike-breaking the Nats should consider – dealing fairly with aviation security staff concerns?
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 21 comments
John Key’s refused to stop the clock on Kiwi workers losing a million dollars a day. That’s a mistake.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, May 23rd, 2016 - 25 comments
In a guest post, regular commenter Tony Veitch takes some learnings from Noam Chomsky’s latest documentary Requiem for the American Dream. The neo-liberal plan has been in place for over thirty years. How come we’re only just starting to understand it?