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Prices Are Still Rising - It's A Cost Of Living Crisis

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 4:57 pm | Mike Treen

New Zealand’s consumers price index increased 4 per cent in the 12 months to the March 2024 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ April 17. This was higher than the Reserve Bank prediction of 3.8%. The 4 per cent increase follows ... More >>

Understanding The Data - Benefits Are Being Cut In Value In Real Terms - But Why?

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 10:18 am | Mike Treen

It seems that there is no direct relationship between the level of benefits (or minimum wages for that manner) and the number of people unemployed. New Zealand benefit levels (and minimum wages) were much higher when unemployment was low from the period after ... More >>

US-imposed Austerity In Cuba

Monday, 25 March 2024, 2:19 pm | Mike Treen

Over the last few weeks, the Western news media has been full of stories of “unrest” in Cuba including protests over food and fuel shortages. From Western media reports, you would think that the Government of Cuba was neglectful and unresponsive to the ... More >>

'End All Sanctions Against Cuba!' - Join Picket Outside United States Consulate on Saturday

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:47 pm | Mike Treen

The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society invites members of the public to join them in calling for the United States government to lift all its sanctions against Cuba. There will be a protest picket on Saturday, April 17 outside the United States Consulate, ... More >>

Why are Chinese construction workers being sent home?

Monday, 20 January 2020, 3:31 pm | Mike Treen

This week I have learnt that at least four Chinese construction workers who came to New Zealand under false pretenses in mid-2018 are being refused an extension of their visas. More >>

Facts refute critics of minimum wage increases

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:21 pm | Mike Treen

Many Employers and their paid servants in the so-called economics “profession” are already screaming about the proposed minimum wage hike in New Zealand to $20 an hour by April 2021. More >>

Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel's blockade

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:31 am | Mike Treen

Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. More >>

New sanctions useful but much more needed

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:36 am | Mike Treen

The new sanctions involving banning employers temporarily from sponsoring visas to import labour to New Zealand is a useful, but very small step, given the scale of the migrant labour exploitation that exists in New Zealand More >>

Example of a McDonald's worker shortpaid annual leave

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:14 pm | Mike Treen

McDonaldf's worker Shontelle Kingston got a week's annual leave paid out at 30 hours last week when it should have been 45.65 hours. More >>




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