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What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

Source: Unite Union New Zealand The last round of negotiations saw huge improvements to Union Members Collective agreement with Burger King. We need to ensure that Union Members are seeing the benefits of this, so do contact us if: You’re a shift manager and there is no other fully trained shift manager to cover your […]

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Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. Moreover, the three-year targets amount […]

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Income support needs $3.4 billion overhaul

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Income support needs $3.4 billion overhaul

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 17 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is recommending that a major $1.5 billion housing-related income supplement be scrapped while also calling for an income boost of around 40 percent for families receiving benefits, in a new report being releasedon Sunday May 19. In The Accommodation Supplement: The […]

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KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Media Release from Unite Union: KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend. Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret […]

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Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations have today joined with recreational fishers to call on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), ECO, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea and WWF-New Zealand are urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Stuart […]

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Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker will return in 2020 for what will be its fifth and final year in Whakatāne, Oxfam has announced, following which the charity’s flagship event will be moving to a new location.  The event’s new host region is to be announced later this year. Oxfam New Zealand’s Fundraising Events Manager […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent full time Organiser in the Auckland region. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, although applicants available for 30+ hours will be considered. The successful applicant will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled by this morning’s announcement from the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins that NCEA fees are to be abolished. “This is a simple change that will ease the financial burden on low-income households, and one that CPAG has been campaigning […]

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Way more stuff like this, please – Greenpeace to Govt

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Way more stuff like this, please – Greenpeace to Govt

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says the announcement this morning that the Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki is a small step in the right direction. From the Just Transition Summit in New Plymouth, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson says policy rather than rhetoric will prove whether or not the […]

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Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:58 amPress Release: Unite Union Christchurch Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts without redundancy Unite Union is calling on Vodafone to pay Christchurch employees redundancy rather than forcing them to accept inferior and sub-standard contracts with Indian multinational Tech Mahindra. Unite is representing a number of […]

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How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

Source: Unite Union New Zealand As a rule, anything at all to do with your employment should be in writing and a physical or digital copy made available to you at all times. This can mean things like; your letter of employment, changes to your pay/hours or position. This idea should extend to any and […]

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Russel Norman: Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Russel Norman: Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says The Zero Carbon Amendment Bill has no ability to enforce its climate change targets. The Bill, released today, aims to outline a framework for New Zealand to develop climate change policies that contribute to the effort under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature […]

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Oxfam welcomes Government’s Zero Carbon Bill announcement

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam welcomes Government’s Zero Carbon Bill announcement

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Following the New Zealand government’s announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill this morning, Oxfam is celebrating the move towards putting critical action on climate change into law.  Today, the government published the details of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill, a key step in New Zealand’s contribution to limit global […]

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Shock UN report reveals extent of mass extinction threat

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Shock UN report reveals extent of mass extinction threat

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A report just released by the United Nations has warned that 1 million species are at risk of extinction – more than at any time in human history. The global assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), has shocked even Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Dr […]

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CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes WEAG recommendations to ensure dignity for all

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes today’s release of the long-anticipated report from the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG): Whakamana Tāngata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand. The report shows the depth of the analysis that the group has undertaken in its consideration of […]

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NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the Government to follow the lead of the UK and declare a climate and environment emergency, after history making scenes in UK Parliament this morning saw MPs pass a motion to make the country the first in the world to do so. It comes on the back […]

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Cyclone Kenneth – extreme weather pummels Mozambique again, putting thousands more lives in danger, Oxfam is there

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Kenneth – extreme weather pummels Mozambique again, putting thousands more lives in danger, Oxfam is there

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and international and local partners are planning to help people in Mozambique hit by a second devastating cyclone in less than six weeks. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium with Save the Children and Care now assessing people’s needs and preparing to distribute mosquito nets, food and hygiene kits. […]

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Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand Oil & Gas is the latest company to leverage the Government’s apparent willingness to offer extensions to oil exploration permits, despite the ban on new oil and gas permits that has seen New Zealand celebrated as a world climate leader. This morning, New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) announced […]

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New data on benefit sanctions show fairer treatment of those in need

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New data on benefit sanctions show fairer treatment of those in need

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 01 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the latest data on benefits from the Ministry of Social Development, which shows the number of sanctions tracking down significantly compared to previous years. “At last we are seeing a less punitive approach to the enforcement of benefit obligations. These […]

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Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic-bound oil rig

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic-bound oil rig

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Four Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard the oil rig West Hercules, located near Rypefjord village in the north of Norway. The four have now been on board for 12 hours. The rig operated by Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is on its way to drill for oil in the Arctic – […]

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