Posts Tagged ‘pay’

Thank you health care workers

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 18th, 2017 - 28 comments

This is a huge victory for health care workers, and for women. It is also a huge victory for “resurgent unions”. Will it alarm the private sector? I certainly hope so!

(Kristine Bartlett, photo Herald Mark Mitchell)

The Herald says you don’t want a pay rise

Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 32 comments

You might be surprised to learn this, but you don’t want a pay rise.

How to improve pay gender equality

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, January 15th, 2016 - 17 comments

It’s been a hardy annual finding of late – the pay gap between males and females is getting steadily worse. History suggests that Labour governments have some answers…

Paying a generous wage

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, November 1st, 2015 - 116 comments

Well paid staff are happy, productive staff. Who’d have thought it!

NRT: Legislate in haste, repent before you’ve even started

Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, March 12th, 2015 - 8 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the latest Nat omnishambles – these financial “geniuses” can’t even calculate their own pay rates correctly.

Key folds on pay rises

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, March 2nd, 2015 - 82 comments

Key has folded on MPs’ pay rises. Vernon Small and others are covering events on Twitter.

On the distribution of income

Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, May 20th, 2008 - 57 comments

See that line that says minimum wage? Nearly half of kiwis earn less than that. Seven months ago, that was me. I was working removing asbestos contaminated glue from the floor of an office building along with half a dozen other guys. Now, asbestos is pretty dangerous stuff, inhaling a single thread of it can […]

Junk pay

Written By: - Date published: 2:55 pm, May 15th, 2008 - 68 comments

The last couple of episodes of Fair Go have rightly taken aim at a distribution company – Reachmedia – that rips off young kids by paying them peanuts. Reachmedia (half owned by NZ Post) has been paying young kids sweatshop wages to distribute pamphlets for the likes of the Warehouse, Farmers, Michael Hill Jeweller, and Progressive Enterprises (the […]

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