Friday, 12 July 2013

Pakeha Party Tosser abuses Mana member at McStrike Lincoln Road

Not known for his in depth knowledge of history Pakeha party founder David Ruck proved himself to be ignorant of workers rights as well. upon starting the Pakeha party through Facebook David Ruck professed to stand for equality regardless of ethnicity accusing the Mana movement of being biased towards Maori due to their policy to reinstate the Maori affairs housing scheme. in this video bellow taken by Alison Withers who is a member of the Mana movement David Ruck shows his true colours as an uncaring right wing reactionary. should this man be fronting a political party in Aotearoa?

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Monday, 8 July 2013

Act on Campus try to Provoke Unite Union Picketers

Last Friday (5/7/13) a Unite union picket line outside Queen street McDonald's was attacked by a small group of university students beveled to be members of the controversial political club Act on Campus. two of the independent media videographers were attacked an unidentified man thought to be associated them. following this he attempted to brawl with members of a local activist group that had come to support the striking workers before leaving the scene amid a police mobilization.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

What about the Greens?

Look at the above photo and you will see red and also black.
this photograph is from the ANFS asset sales march (27/4/13) marked by the notable absence of the Green Party! this is a stark contrast to the April 28 (2012) march where the Green party were well represented. at the time i was a supporter of the Green party and a member of Auckland University Greens on Campus and as such i don't think it is out of place for me to ask "on April the 27th 2013 why was the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand absent from that days asset sales protest." i would also like to know if this is a sign of things to come have Greens moved so far to the right that they have lost touch with grass roots activists. and can they be trusted to uphold the left wing policies that have got them this far?


Monday, 4 February 2013

Les Miserables the fight for fair redundancy pay for cinema workers in Aotearoa New Zealand II



Les Miserables the fight for fair redundancy pay for cinema workers in Aotearoa New Zealand

Last Wednesday (the 30th of January 2013) Event Cinemas Highland park Theatre Closed its doors for the last time outside some of the workers (many of whom have been laid off due to the closure) engaged in an impromptu Les Miserables Re-enactment with red Flags and Placards. But the lay-offs are not the biggest tragedy rather the pathetic redundancy pay, Just two weeks for all laid off employees, that has been offered by management to workers who have served as many as 17 years. This is pathetic compared to other western nations that have redundancy pay set in law. This struggle has quite a few parallels with Les Miserables where the poor find themselves repeatedly victimised by the rich despite already being significantly disadvantaged. Here are workers who simply want to support themselves and often their families while a company with plenty of money to spare tries to maximise profits once again at the expense of workers. When a group of workers attempted to meet with management on the 29th of January accompanied by supporters and Unite union staff they were turned away and asked to immediately leave the premiss New Zealand workers deserve more than this.
The workers themselves however have not lost hope and have decided to use this opportunity to bring the issue of redundancy pay into the open for the benefit of all workers. The struggle that Highland Park cinema workers are leading could have lasting implications for New Zealand workers redundancy pay is taken for granted in many western countries but in New Zealand it is left up to the employer to decide the amount allocated when a worker is made redundant. I would argue that only by taking power into their own hands can workers archive such conditions.

A Solidarity event is planned for the Thursday the 7th of February at event cinemas Queen Street.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Les Miserables the fight for fair redundancy pay for cinema workers in Aotearoa new Zealand



Last Wednesday (the 30th of January 2013) Event Cinemas Highland park Theatre Closed it's doors for the last time outside some of the workers (many of whom have been laid off due to the closure) engaged in an impromptu Les Miserables Re-enactment with red Flags and Placards. But the lay-offs are not the biggest tragedy rather the pathetic redundancy pay that has been offered by management to workers who have served as many as 17 years. This is pathetic compared to other western nations that have redundancy pay set in law. This struggle has quite a few Darrell with Les Miserables where the poor find themselves repeatedly victimised by the rich despite already being significantly disadvantaged. Here are workers who simply want to support themselves and often their families while a company with plenty of money to spare tries to maximise profits once again at the expense of workers. When a group of workers attempted to meet with management on the 29th of January accompanied by supporters and Unite union staff they were turned away and asked to immediately leave the premiss New Zealand workers deserve more than this.