No to Hikes in GST

Technically it can be argued that the recession is over in New Zealand.  However, for the vast majority of workers this simply isn't the case.  Unemployment is still rocketing up with another 13% claiming the dole in December2009.  Youth unemployment is very high indeed.  The government's lack lustre response is to allow a whole generation to rot as they do nothing.


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Parliamentary Cleaners Take Action

Cleaners at Parliament have taken industrial action for the first time ever over their employer's refusal to pay a decent Living Wage.
 

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CTU Alternative Economic Strategy - Socialism is the Answer

“… However there is an underlying reason why an alternative economic strategy is required: the economy simply does not work for everyone. It results in massive inequalities, misery on the one hand and huge excess on the other … The economic system which creates and perpetuates such disparate outcomes for people is unworkable”. (Alternative Economic Strategy [AES] p2)

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Maritime Union Fight Outsourcing

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says outsourcing at Ports of Auckland cannot replace a skilled in-house workforce. Maritime Union Auckland Branch Local 13 President Garry Parsloe says any moves to contract out work by port management would meet strong resistance.

 

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Socialist Appeal Magazine - Issue #3 - Out Now

Order your copy of Socialist Appeal now.  Issue #3 is available over the autumn months.

 

 

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