- #1636053drlivingstone August 11, 2017 at 8:52 am
The way The In Work Tax Credit is given out it is grossly unfair and discriminatory says CPAGroup spokesperson and Associate Professor Economics at University of Auckland Susan St John.Children of beneficiaries do not qualify for this support,nor do those who do not meet the hours of work required.Where is the recognition for the valuable work that parents do for society,in raising their children well,or the acknowledgement that sole parents may be doing it under hardest of circumstances.?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1636075lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1276lilith7 August 11, 2017 at 11:04 am
I think the problem for many working people (who incidentally,don’t all use drugs) in Auckland is likely to be that moving away may bring other,perhaps worse problems. Uprooting kids from schools,moving away from any family/friends support network may not be worth doing if there’s no work to be had.
Because the problem is that regardless of how difficult living in Auckland is,that’s where the jobs are.#1636669drlivingstone August 15, 2017 at 11:51 am
Night Cleaners @Auckland Airport want a living wage.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1637534arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10305arandar August 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.#1637565drlivingstone August 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
1700 Filipinos are working on dairy farms in New Zealand.A study has found migrant dairy farm workers from the Phillipines were being abused,exploited, underpaid and made to work in dangerous conditions.Shouldn,t there be a standard employment agreement for dairy farm workers whether they be migrant workers or not?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1637576lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1276lilith7 August 20, 2017 at 10:25 am
It seems both fair & perfectly obvious that there should be. Its disgraceful that anyone,migrant workers or Kiwi workers should be exploited.#1637601TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 1983TedE August 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm
I liked that saying Arandar;
The future of work cannot be separated from the future of consumption.
The future of both will rest entirely on the foundation of a Basic Income.
There is also the idea that we should try to emphasize “Being not Having”.
It’s pretty hard to practice this let alone to get that message through to the young people today when they are bombarded with all the messages of: “You really need to have this to be successful”.
Is it possible to get away from the constant growth message and to live in a steady state economy.
TedE - Papakura -#1637606TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 1983TedE August 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm
Today we hear a lot about employers not being able to find qualified staff to fill the vacancies they have.
It would seem that they are not able to train staff to fill the roles that they are not able to take the time to train or even to promote from within their organizations.
The situation seems to have developed from the Roger Douglas model of education as a commodity and that we need to get the young people into debt so we have a compliant workforce.
TedE - Papakura -#1638369drlivingstone August 25, 2017 at 9:48 am
Replacing the current governments “fire at will and a simple fair,and fast referee service law with fair trial periods that provide both protection against unjustified dismissal is one of NZ Labours policies backing fair pay and conditions policys We need to double the Labour Inspectors whilst introducing Fair Pay Agreements that set fair,basic employment conditions across an industry based on the employment standards of that industry.We need to be promoting a Living Wage by paying it to all workers in the core public service and extending it to contractors too over time.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1638389doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6024doogie August 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm
; We need to be promoting a Living Wage by paying it to all workers in the core public service and extending it to contractors too over time.
That is easily done in an organisation that faces no competition and no restrictions to cash flow.
In the real world its not like that.
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