Posts Tagged ‘helen kelly’

Helen Kelly: Together

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, July 23rd, 2018 - 7 comments

In 2015 Helen Kelly agreed to let documentary maker Tony Sutorius – the award winning director of Campaign – into her life to document her last year of activism. The result is Helen Kelly: Together – a stunning affirmation of both her dedication to justice, and her friendships with those she fought alongside.

National’s drug conscience

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 31st, 2018 - 34 comments

Helen Kelly championed the liberalisation of drug law to allow those suffering from significant ill health to have access to cannabis for medicinal purposes. National is still struggling with the concept despite it having overwhelming public support.

The Pike River Supreme Court decision – Helen Kelly would be pleased

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments

Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.

The repeal of the Hobbit law

Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, October 29th, 2017 - 70 comments

Labour has indicated that as a priority it wishes to repeal the Hobbit law, a clumsy attempt in breach of International Law to prevent workers in the film industry from organising collectively and to divert attention from the fact that the National Government had been played by Warner Brothers.

Helen Kelly – one year

Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, October 14th, 2017 - 11 comments

Helen Kelly died a year ago today. She is missed.

Medicinal Cannabis law reform

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, February 8th, 2017 - 30 comments

The Government is finally moving to adopt Labour policy and loosen requirements for the use of medicinal cannabis.

Petition for medicinal cannabis

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, January 28th, 2017 - 23 comments

Good to see that Nikki Kaye is doing so well after her cancer scare. Also good to see her changing her mind on an important issue. Please sign the petition to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

New Zealander of the year

Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, January 1st, 2017 - 42 comments

The Herald has managed to overlook choosing Helen Kelly as its New Zealander of the year.

Farewell Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 28th, 2016 - 15 comments

Updated with video of the service. Details of the memorial service celebrating Helen Kelly’s life scheduled for today.

Working with Helen

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 17 comments

I worked with Helen at the CTU for about seven years from 2008.

Helen Kelly: Just plain good

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 14th, 2016 - 41 comments

I’m going to miss you, mate.

RIP Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, October 14th, 2016 - 42 comments

Helen Kelly, NZ’s most prominent trade unionist, has died. A battler to the very end, Helen will be greatly missed.

Helen Kelly – still speaking out

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 60 comments

“Pain debilitates you and makes you depressed and you can sort of let the depression seep over you, but if you can, get out and live your life.”

Helen Kelly; A Work of Art.

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.

Why we need to support Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, May 8th, 2016 - 24 comments

A new charity has been set up to use GiveALittle to raise funds for people who have been granted access to a medial cannabis product – and then they can’t afford them. I don’t want these people missing out on what I am getting from this drug. It works. Help them

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Time for progress on drug law

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, March 31st, 2016 - 81 comments

Welcome signs of new realism on drugs. Sadly, it’s the sort of progress only a right-wing government can propose.

Medical cannabis review

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, March 6th, 2016 - 31 comments

With Martin Crowe’s sad death we now learn that he too was self-medicating with liquid cannabis. The time for political timidity is past – make cannabis legally available for medical purposes.

Petition Peter Dunne to show some sense and some compassion

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, February 16th, 2016 - 30 comments

Helen Kelly is getting the run around from Peter Dunne with her request for permission to use cannabis oil.  The talented Foxy is running a petition.

Kelly interviewed by Campbell on RNZ Checkpoint

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, January 30th, 2016 - 24 comments

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Getting mommy to dispense the drugs

Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, October 28th, 2015 - 32 comments

Now that cannabis is going legal and heading for the neighbourhood social gatherings where mothers sell addictive substances (like cosmetics and kitchenware) to each other. Lets legalize it, tax it HEAVILY, and could someone please give Helen Kelly and others like her the relief that they can use.

#hereforHelen

Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, October 16th, 2015 - 3 comments

Details of a social media campaign to celebrate Helen Kelly’s contribution to the Trade Union movement.

Helen Kelly’s speech to the CTU Conference

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, October 14th, 2015 - 16 comments

Speech notes from Helen Kelly’s address to the CTU Conference given today where she talks about the importance of the union movement and some of the achievements she has been involved in over the past few years.

Medicinal cannabis

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, October 12th, 2015 - 50 comments

Helen Kelly calls for the government “to get real about medicinal cannabis”. Seriously – what are we waiting for?

Go well Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, October 8th, 2015 - 60 comments

Helen is standing down from her role as President of the CTU due to health reasons, but will remain active supporting union causes.

Paula Bennett’s loopy rules do not actually exist

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 26 comments

The Government has admitted that at least some of the loopy rules mentioned by Paula Bennett in support of the Loopy Rules review do not actually exist.

National Ltd™ Enabling Corporate Murderers

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 14th, 2015 - 12 comments

But wait there’s more . . . National Ltd™’s attitude to worker safety has, it seems, been successfully installed into the very government agency responsible for holding employers to account for worker deaths.

# Talleyban

Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, August 4th, 2015 - 47 comments

Talleys have fired the first shots in National’s new class war. You can stand with the AFFCO workers and reject the Tories new anti-union law. Boycott Talleys. Make a stand for your fellow Kiwis.

Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, July 13th, 2015 - 19 comments

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Petition for safer workplaces

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, June 9th, 2015 - 13 comments

Helen Kelly: “Sign our petition and tell John Key that you support better health and safety in workplaces!”

Helen Kelly Q+A on health and safety

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, June 7th, 2015 - 15 comments

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What has Michael Woodhouse actually got right about employment relations?

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.

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