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Daily review 21/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 21st, 2022 - 32 comments
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  1. gsays 1

    I thought I would ask a question of some of our TS boffins.

    My significant other has accumulated long service leave of 40 hours. They have now gone from full-time to .9 and their leave has dropped by 4 hours.

    Can someone explain or justify this to me. My simple reckons say that the leave should be locked away as it was earned and has no bearing on what is going on nowadays.

    Cheers in advance.

    • Matiri 1.1

      I think Long Service Leave is at the discretion of the employer and not a statutory entitlement.

      • gsays 1.1.1


        Sums it up really, the employer is Mid-Central Health.

        I wonder why nurses are hard to come by?

        • Anker

          Yes so it is as per my first comment.

          Treating nurses like s…t…………..I am sure if she was a member of the professional managerial class it would be different.

          And just to remind ourselves most people in Health NZ will be getting paid significantly more than her. Salt meet wound.

    • Ad 1.2

      Is it specified in an employment contract clause?

      • gsays 1.2.1

        I cant tell you atm.

        The leave had been awarded, had been there 4 years and now it has gotten smaller.

        Edit: Have found the offending sentence in the MECA.
        The leave is awarded at the pro-rata of the full-time equivalent.

        Seems niggardly, the employer has had the benefit of the 5 years full time mahi…

        • Belladonna

          It may have been the result of an automated pay system (automatically applying ratios) rather than a deliberate decision by a human.

          It would certainly be worthwhile querying it with HR, and requesting that the number of hours of special leave reflect the work pattern at the time the leave was granted.

          At least, you'd then know it was a deliberate slap in the face, rather than an unintentional one.

    • Anker 1.3

      I seem to think your partner is a health professional gsays. It shows the pettiness and lack of good will towards health professionals.

      Frankly it stinks but doesn't surprize me.

    • KJT 1.4

      If it is in the past employment agreement and already earned. It cannot be removed by the employer.

      • Descendant Of Smith 1.4.1

        I don't think you can turn say five days long service leave into more than five days by reducing your hours. It stays as five days regardless of the hours you work. Long service leave generally has to be all taken at once so it isn't like accrued annual leave. You get it purely on the basis of working so many years.

        Equally if you increase your hours it still stays at five days.

  2. I am deeply saddened by the reported news that the photo of Slime the Nitrate Monster has been left out of the election booklet for the Otago Regional Council.


  3. joe90 3

    A lawyer weighs in on a Duma proposal to criminalise refusal to take part in combat operations. Punishable by up to 10 years in penal colony.

    It seems that mobilization is being seriously prepared in Russia – and for this they even rewrote the Criminal Code. What if I don't want to fight? We discuss with a lawyer who helps recruits


    Who is primarily targeted by the new laws?

    “Today, they concern military personnel who are doing military service both under contract and by conscription, and citizens who are undergoing military training . The key, in my opinion, is the criminal liability for refusing to participate in hostilities. Over the past six months , a huge number of refuseniks have appeared who did not want to take part in the military operation or, already being there, refused and left for home. During these months, the term “500th” appeared – this is the name of those soldiers who do not want to go to war. In my opinion, this law was adopted primarily to combat them.

    Commanders used to threaten military personnel for refusing to participate in the SVO. They said that they would be attracted for desertion or imprisoned for five years, but in fact not a single criminal case was initiated. Now such cases may appear. Today is actually the last day when you can refuse to participate in the CBO without the threat of criminal prosecution. This will be difficult to do in the future. If [the Federation Council and the President] sign and publish this bill today, it will be in force tomorrow.


    – How will the new amendments affect conscripts?

    – There was information that conscripts were being transferred to the border. For urgent service, everything changes in the same way as for contract service. Despite the fact that there were promises from both the President and the Minister of Defense that the conscripts would not participate in the military operation, we see that they are sent to the zone of this operation . Today they promise one thing, tomorrow another, and the legislation is written in a third way. Previously, the law allowedthe participation of conscripts in hostilities after four months of training in military registration specialty, and now [according to the new amendments] such a serviceman, if he is involved in hostilities after four months of service, will be subject to criminal liability for refusing to execute an order to participate in hostilities.

    Moreover, the situation is even worse for conscripts. If a contract serviceman can seek early dismissal, then a conscripted serviceman is not subject to early dismissal. If the state really wanted to protect conscripts from participating in hostilities, they would have introduced appropriate prohibitions.

    google translate


    News report about the complaints of Russian soldiers and their families.

  4. Poission 4

    Bloomberg reporting Putin live address to Russia.Says western powers causing problems with Russian Sovereignty,announces partial mobilization,US dollar goes upward,Kiwi down.

    Power play to upset markets (euro drops 1/4%) etc.Kiwi at .5884.

    • joe90 4.1

      Sabre rattling from RT's editor in chief.

      Judging by what is happening and still about to happen, this week marks either the eve of our imminent victory, or the eve of nuclear war. I can't see anything third.

      • Poission 4.1.1

        I think he shorted the euro,Oil up as well.

        • joe90

          And this from state TV.

          • Poission

            The language was strong (this is not a joke,we will defend Donbass) Blames Nato satellites etc,and mobilization is underway 300k reserves.

            With most world leaders asleep in NY for UN meet,and FED decision coming in,significant timing.

            Global debt markets fall as funds move to safe have and commodities.

            Japan Central Bank mobilizes Japanese industrial strength as Panasonic and Toshiba printers turned to super max as BOJ starts buying of 1 trillion yen of bonds,to defend Yen.


            • joe90

              this is not a joke,we will defend Donbass

              Seen a couple of reckons that Poots' urgency about referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk is about turning his special military operations into a defensive war.

              • Scud

                The recent UkR Counter Offensive, is like LCPL Jones sticking a cold one up'em.

                The Russians are now playing for time & they know the next Phase of the UkR Offensive. Means they likely to lose the lot in Eastern Ukraine. On top of the Situation in the Kherson Pocket, which is slowly becoming his Stalingrad.

                Poot's has almost gone all in on the poker table & hoping he can still bluff everyone with his pair 2's for the pot.

                • joe90

                  He'd be lucky if he still has a pair.

          • Scud

            Also all NATO Aircraft from the Baltic to the Black Sea over the last 24hrs have switched off their Transponders.

            There is also appears to be another OPSEC blackout in Ukraine especially in the Nth East- East.

            Tsar Poot's actions of the last 24hrs both & Military & Politically has got a Götterdämmerung feel to it.

            It feels, he's about to all in on the poker table & still bluff his way to the pot with his pair of 2's he still holding.

            Got some mates in the Pommy Army & RAF Regt.

            Apart my mate in RAF Rgt who been a tad busy on ceremonial duties,

            The lads in Eastern Europe having been appearing less frequent on SM & only are talking to their NOK only via phone now.

            Even of the UK Recce/ Light Cav Units I follow have gone very quiet for this time of the yr apart from the usual HM tributes on SM.

            I hope I'm reading to much in my tea leaves, even though I drink tea like I do with a 12doz & jug in my hand.

            • Ad

              Scud how is the health system treating you this week?

              You were having a torrid time recently.

              • Scud

                Its been a complete dogs breakfast atm, 2hrs on the MRI this morning wasn't fun.

                Currently transition drugs for the morning which has been tough for this particular drug as most people trip up trying to get off it. Hoping to start the another one next week, but we leave it until my next visit as the Dr's would like get me back home for a break.

                As 2mths in the Jamie Lacombe Centre, has been bloody tough both mentally & physically.

  5. joe90 5

    Weren't China's US debt holdings supposed to be their financial weapon?

    • Ad 6.1

      A tiny capital-poor country caged by oligopolies creaming it in energy, fuel, banking, ports, airports, supermarkets, dairy, insurance, water, fishing, and more.

      What could a strongre-nationalising government like this one do?

  6. Peter 7

    An Auckland school hired a sexual abuser.

    Naturally enough parents are upset. Some parents are demanding that the principal be stood down while the matter is investigated.

    One parent at a Board of Trustees meeting threatened to take their child from the school unless the principal was suspended. I think he should take his kid to some other school. One where threats to override due process are welcomed.

    Another parent, a lawyer, said if the school did not take their complaints seriously he would take legal action against the board.

    What does "take their complaints seriously"mean? Does it mean the school should do what he wants? Them not doing what he wants means they're not taking the issue seriously?


  7. joe90 8

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