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Government challenged to adequately measure unemployment

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:10 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The official rate of unemployment has dropped again, but the measure for unemployment does not include those facing underemployment, insecure and precarious work. More >>

AAAP Challenges Labour to Build Progressive Welfare System

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:17 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against poverty is celebrating the success of its campaign to end the sanction on solo-mothers who do not name their children’s father. “Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that this sanction will end is the only solid commitment ... More >>

The government continues to punish mothers and children

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:04 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A report to Minister Anne Tolley by the Ministry of Social Development outlines that there is no evidence that the 70A sanction is effective in getting fathers to pay child support. More >>

Beneficiaries on Their Visions for Welfare, Work & Housing

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:07 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Over the past two months, Auckland Action Against Poverty have been talking with beneficiaries about their visions for a welfare system based on equality and not punishment. More >>

The Stand Metiria Took for Beneficiaries Will Continue

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:53 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Thursday 10 August, 2017 - Auckland Action Against Poverty would like to send our support to Metiria Turei for making a stand for beneficiaries and unemployed workers facing the cold face of neoliberal capitalism. More >>

Falling unemployment does not mean increased well-being

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:15 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The rate of unemployment has slightly decreased, but the conditions for unemployed and low-waged workers continue to drive people into poverty. More >>

Welfare group opposes The Warehouse workfare programme

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:45 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Red Shirts for the Community programme, where the Warehouse hire unemployed youth to do unpaid labour creates a poverty trap and is not the solution to unemployment. “This programme is about exploiting unemployed youth, not teaching them skills. ... More >>

Green Party welfare policy a welcome surprise

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 2:07 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

AAAP welcomes the release of the Green Party’s welfare policy. This acknowledges that benefit rates must increase and the punitive culture within Work and Income must change. More >>

Lines outside WINZ show Budgets fail to address poverty

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:33 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Every Friday at Clendon Work and Income people and whānau line up to see a AAAP advocate so that they can get basic welfare entitlements denied to them by their own offices. More >>

Social Investment approach is about punishment

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Social Investment is about punishing the poor and reducing spending, not investing in social services and improving social outcomes. More >>

Accommodation Supplement increase is a con job

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:17 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Increases in the Accommodation Supplement (AS) means an equal deduction from Temporary Additional Support (TAS). More >>

Mother’s Day protest to grill Bill

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Mother’s Day protest to grill Bill on housing, welfare and work Welfare activists will be protesting outside the National Party Northern Regional Convention today to demand universal access to state housing and a livable income. “On Mother’s ... More >>

Welfare activists to grill Bill English this Mother's Day

Friday, 12 May 2017, 2:14 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Welfare activists will protest outside the National Party Northern Regional Convention this Mother’s Day to demand universal access to state housing and a livable income. More >>

Labour and Greens fiscal management rules offer no change

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:00 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Labour and Greens new Budget Responsibility Rules for fiscal management demonstrates a lack of commitment to the low paid and unemployed. Their commitment is to change nothing More >>

Government have failed homeless and lack any vision

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:08 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE 28 February 2017 AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY Welfare group say Government have failed homeless and lack any vision for solutions More >>

Minimum wage increase does nothing for low-wage workers

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:37 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The National government’s increase in the minimum wage by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour will not change the living standards of unemployed and low-wage workers struggling with rent and food. More >>

Call centre workers’ contracts end 2 weeks before Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:44 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Around 70 Manpower call centre workers have had their contracts end two weeks before Christmas. Most of the workers were made to sign contracts by Work and Income under the threat of sanctions. More >>

Work and Income limit access through forced ID checks

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:59 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

From today, Work and Income staff will be asking for ID from beneficiaries seeking help from Work and Income. This policy shift follows the prosecution of MSD in the Ashburton case for failing to adequately protect staff. More >>

Investigation is proof WINZ’s toxic culture is lethal

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Ministry of Social Development are being accused in an investigation into the death of Wendy Shoebridge for having monthly quotas to prosecute beneficiaries for benefit fraud. More >>

Welfare group have no faith in Key’s replacement

Monday, 5 December 2016, 3:38 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

John Key’s three terms in power have come to an end following his resignation today. His time in power is characterised by the economic assault on the poor, but also an increase in resistance and organising. More >>

 

 

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