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March 27, 2017

Last week, Salient published a news article about how VUW halls of residence, Joan Stevens and Weir House, informally contracted the laundry services of Arohata Prison over summer in which prisoners are paid between $0.00 and $1.00 per hour.   The information had been uncovered after a series of Official Information Act requests to the […]

March 27, 2017

Victoria University is set to institute a series of civic engagement programmes in 2018.

March 27, 2017

Declassified intelligence documents, released in January, reveal the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in the 1951 Wellington Waterfront lockout. The lockout lasted 151 days and was initiated after ship owners offered wharf workers a 9% pay increase despite the Arbitration Court, after a round of national bargaining, issuing a general wage increase of […]

March 27, 2017

After seven years of negotiation between 12 countries, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) appeared to collapse after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in January 2017. The TPP sought to formalise trade and investment negotiations between member states and would have cut tariffs, increased access to markets, and set common labour, environmental, and intellectual […]

March 27, 2017

The Productivity Commission’s report on New Models of Tertiary Education “has done a disservice to New Zealanders,” according to VUWSA President Rory Lenihan-Ikin.

March 20, 2017

Hundreds of protesters turned out at Parliament last Monday in response to predatory and offensive comments made by Wellington College students on a private Wellington College Facebook page. One of the comments claimed: “If you don’t take advantage of a drunk girl, you’re not a true WC boy.” It received over 70 likes. The comments […]

March 20, 2017

Victoria University Lecturer Bevan Marten has criticised New Zealand’s failure to ratify an international convention which limits pollution from ships as “embarrassing.” New Zealand is one of only four countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that have not ratified Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from […]

March 20, 2017

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace recommended on March 14 that the Hutt City Council “support, in principle,” the living wage — and said he would encourage the Chief Executive to seek ways to pay the living wage to Council staff. The living wage is the hourly rate required for a worker to survive and live […]

March 20, 2017

Concerns have been raised by the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) as the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) seeks to secure a new contract for the bus services in the Wellington region.