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Daily review 24/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, February 24th, 2020 - 11 comments
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11 comments on “Daily review 24/02/2020 ”

  1. Rosemary McDonald 1



    Could they spare it?

    Time for the foolish grins when they cough up the other forty four per cent.

    If they think this will buy the poor vote….


  2. Rosemary McDonald 2

    The 3% benefit increase!!!

    Announced today.


    Falls just a tad short of the 47% increase recommended by the WEAG.

    Are they being deliberately contemptuous?

    Keep your fucking crumbs.

    • pat 2.1

      Ah…I wasnt aware, though given the amount its probably not surprising.

      Unfortunately suggests something of substance isnt in the pipeline.


      • Herodotus 2.1.1

        At least it is an improvement to what nurses and teachers were able to extract from this govt🤫

        keeps the Middle class into voting for the “other” red version of national.

        • pat

          not sure how you work that out….it was a 1.43% increase above expected, am pretty sure teachers and even nurses got more than that

          • Herodotus

            Pat, Increase for benefits 3.09% and teachers pay rise of 9.3% wasn't backdated from the date that the previous agreement expired in June 2018, and this collective took effect 1 July 2019 !!! So in real terms 9.3%/4 is less than 3.09%

            In either case, not an increase to assist any of these groups into being transformational and dramatically changing their situation.

            And take note this increase is the largest since … 2015 when Bill English implemented an increase of $25.😥

            • pat

              1.66 % of that benefit increase was median wage linked and baked in and not backdated either….I'm not sure about nurses but one of my children is a teacher and I can confidently say that their needs pale in significance to beneficiaries when it comes to income

    • adam 2.2

      Will the real left wing please stand up.

      No wait, it's a labour led government deeply devoted to the truth, the only truth of liberal economics.

      In other words, the usual hustlers for the elites – proving their ideological zealotry, by supporting a broken economic system.

      Crumbs indeed – next they will be asking why we just can't eat cake.

      • Climaction 2.2.1

        as the real left wing aren't allowed to thanks to NZ1. Landed gentry keeping their heel on the necks of the compliant workers in Lab / Greens

  3. Blazer 3

    Great photo…hope it reflects a continuing trend of representative Govt in NZ.

    Can't please all the people…all..

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