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    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.?

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    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.

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    Night Cleaners @Auckland Airport want a living wage.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    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?

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    It seems both fair & perfectly obvious that there should be. Its disgraceful that anyone,migrant workers or Kiwi workers should be exploited.

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    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.
    Scott Santens

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Dr L,
    ; 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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