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This Government’s facade of caring about women

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, city rail link, city rail loop, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Immigration, Opposition News, Politics, working conditions, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing workers on cruise ships. Really? What does it say about our country that we would invite people to work here but treat them as second class citizens? Just yesterday, I wrote that there should be better oversight of the living and working conditions of […]

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The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, cost of living, denise roche, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EMA, fair pay, Green Party, housing crisis, industrial relations, Kim Campbell, living wage, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Politics, rent, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work Living Wage campaigners have calculated that it now takes a wage of at least $20.20 an hour to support a decent quality of life in New Zealand. The minimum wage is just $15.25, rising to […]

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Scapegoating international students

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Immigration, international students, labour inspectorate, migrant workers, Opposition News, Politics, workplace relations, workplace rights  /  Comments Off on Scapegoating international students

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Scapegoating international students A recent New Zealand Herald article with the headline ‘International students ‘cheat system, take jobs’ is incredibly disappointing. It unfairly scapegoats international students and blames them for the conditions that have led to their systemic exploitation. Some facts first Let’s start off […]

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Health and Safety Act fails to reduce work fatalities

Published By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, denise roche, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, pike river, Pike river mine, Politics, The Issues, workplace deaths, workplace relations, workplace safety  /  Comments Off on Health and Safety Act fails to reduce work fatalities

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Health and Safety Act fails to reduce work fatalities After the Pike River tragedy, New Zealanders realised that workplace health and safety culture needed to change. Last Saturday marked the 6th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 29 miners at the Pike River mine on […]

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Yet another reason to end 2016 early

Published By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Donald Trump, earthquakes, Economy, Work, & Welfare, end 2016, eqnz, equal pay, gender equality, gender pay gap, Green Party, Michael Woodhouse, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Yet another reason to end 2016 early

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Yet another reason to end 2016 early On Monday, the Civilian “reported” that the Government plans to pass legislation to end 2016 early. The Green Party will be supporting this bill. Just in the last week, we’ve had a 7.8 quake and hundreds of aftershocks, floods, Donald […]

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Junior Doctors go on Strike

Published By   /  October 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, denise roche, DHB, Doctors, doctors strike, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health and safety, junior doctors, junior doctors strike, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, Unions, work rights, workers rights, working conditions, workplace relations, workplace safety  /  Comments Off on Junior Doctors go on Strike

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Junior Doctors go on Strike Thousands of junior doctors took strike action for 24 hours this week for better working conditions and safer working hours.  The Green Party supports their cause, and particularly their claims to reduce the number of days worked from up to […]

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