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May 27, 2019

Both the primary and secondary teachers’ unions have voted for a joint strike on May 29, which will take place this Wednesday.   Earlier in the month, almost 50,000 members of both NZEI Te Riu Roa, which represents primary school teachers, and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), representing secondary school teachers, voted “overwhelmingly” for […]

May 27, 2019

Fast food workers, who were on strike the weekend before last, came face-to-face with armed police on the picket line.   Workers from KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut stores, all owned by Restaurant Brands, were on strike May 17 through 19 to protest what their union believes are low pay and unfair staffing practices. […]

May 13, 2019

The Government has announced three changes to New Zealand’s welfare system, following the release of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) report.   Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni only announced three recommendations from the report to be addressed this year. They were the ending of sanctions on solo mothers, raising the amount a beneficiary […]

May 6, 2019

  Junior doctors have just finished a five-day strike which lasted from Monday, 29 April to Saturday, 4 May and took place across New Zealand, excluding Christchurch.   This was the fourth and longest strike this year for the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA), which represents over 3000 junior and resident doctors.   To […]

April 1, 2019

A ‘Living Wage at Vic’ Club was launched last Tuesday to support the campaign for a Living Wage for all workers at the university.   The Living Wage is calculated by Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand to better account for basic living expenses such as food, housing, transport, and childcare. In 2018, this was $20.55 […]

February 25, 2019

Protesters in Wellington joined a nation-wide series of demonstrations against Fletcher Building, calling on the company to halt construction plans at Ihumātao and return the land to mana whenua. Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) activists demonstrated outside the Fletcher Building office in Churton Park on the morning of February 15. The demonstration featured waitata, barbecues, […]

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