Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 19th, 2017 - 14 comments
How not to be a twit.
Written By: - Date published: 5:17 pm, December 18th, 2012 - 57 comments
Trying to distract attention from the increased taxes required to maybe balance the budget one day, Key was pushing supposedly good news on health. Instead he scored a social media own goal. Ooops.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, February 29th, 2012 - 98 comments
Union wage rises beat non-union every time. It’s basic market theory. If workers bargain individually they are in perfect competition with each other and become price takers. Together they have market power. Hence: “united we bargain, divided we beg”. But the Right doesn’t want you to know that. They want to break the unions to strangle wage rises.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, February 28th, 2012 - 105 comments
Cameron Slater reckons he’s cracked it; wages are growing after all. What’s his proof? A graph from the EPMU that shows wages have risen 17% and inflation only 15.7%. Wages are up, no crisis! But the man-boy genius needs to check his info better. Turns out that’s the average payrise for EPMU members since 2007. For all workers, the average pay rise was just 13%.