PPTA take Industrial Action to Defend Members

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance’ – never has that observation been more relevant.
The country – along with much of the world – is being pounded by the economic crisis. Unemployment is rising while everyone agrees we need more qualified school leavers.

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A Tale of Two Protests

Just over two thousand workers took part in a protest rally in Civic Square in Wellington on August 21st, 2010, against the 90 day “Hire and Fire at Will” law and other changes, such as the hike in GST and ACC levies, which have been imposed upon working people by the current National-led government.

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Canterbury Earthquake

The recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake and the numerous aftershocks in Christchurch and the surrounding area are a reminder to us all that we live on the 'Shaky Islands'. Socialist Appeal send our sympathies to all those effected by the earthquake and especially those that face uncertainty over their housing provisions and jobs.

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South Canterbury Finance: Rich Speculators Bailed Out by You!

Under the guise of the government's Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme the New Zealand taxpayer will pay over $400 each to bailout South Canterbury Finance. That means over $1.77 billion of your taxes handed over to the rich speculators, known to the media as investors, at a time when we are constantly being told there is no extra government funding for the public services such as schools, hospitals etc, and that cuts are the order of the day.

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Labour: Socialist Policies Needed

We are constantly being told that there is one year to go to the Rugby World Cup.    What is not being stated that often is that it is also one year to go to the next general election, with the National Party still riding high in the polls!

This will be the last Labour conference before the election.  The need for coherent socialist policies has never been greater.  Worker are under attack from the bosses and their government     

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