Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, January 17th, 2011 - 25 comments
The “Great Recession” saw a greater spike in unemployment in New Zealand compared to its drop in GDP than almost everywhere. Whilst GDP slumped, unemployment did less so in all but 2 countries across the world: NZ and Spain. The Government, far from being relentlessly focussed on jobs, has ensured with its policies that workers were laid off in swathes.
Written By: - Date published: 4:45 pm, August 11th, 2009 - 32 comments
It’s great to see all the lines engineers standing up to Telecom’s attempt to strip away their employment rights and turn them into dependent contractors. I was lucky enough to catch the protest above yesterday (not my photo though), and there was a lot of passion from the guys. There’s a good reason for that […]