Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, October 25th, 2021 - 14 comments
Happy Labour day everyone, particularly essential workers including health workers who have to work today.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 19 comments
Extra sweet this year.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 23 comments
Long time Unionist and Labour supporter Don Presland died last week. Family friend Ad writes about Don’s decades of standing up for workers’ rights and in celebration of the life of a really good man.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 26th, 2015 - 99 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 27th, 2014 - 72 comments
Today is a day to celebrate the rights hard won by workers and unions, past and present. There’s a reason it’s called “Labour Day” not “Free Market Day”…
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, October 7th, 2014 - 12 comments
“Labour Day is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Monday of every October. What important events, conflicts and values in history does Labour Day signify? What lessons from that are especially relevant to young New Zealanders working and studying today?”
Written By: - Date published: 3:40 pm, October 21st, 2012 - 59 comments
We moved out of the rental back into my old apartment in a flurry of concrete dust from polishing concrete and cursing from fitting storage two months ago. But I still haven’t bothered with connecting up broadcast TV. Why would I want to bother? Broadcast TV is largely mindless and endlessly frustrating. These days there are better alternatives than video stores.
Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 24th, 2011 - 16 comments
On this Labour Day it is good to see that the Labour Party is staying true to its roots, and is out there working for a labour policy to lift the wages and conditions of the workers of New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, October 25th, 2010 - 142 comments
The Nats and their repeaters are trying to paint unions as some kind of public enemy. How can we be a public enemy when we are the public? Unions are just people. Unions exist to work for our rights. Rights like the eight hour working day, the origin of the celebration of Labour Day. If you enjoy decent conditions at work, if you’re enjoying your long weekend, why not thank a unionist!
Written By: - Date published: 12:01 am, October 26th, 2009 - 3 comments
Credit where it’s due.