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New Zealand Government’s Proposed “hate Speech” Law Attacks Free Speech

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 9:17 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock  Against a backdrop of rising social tensions, widening inequality and emerging resistance by the working class to austerity, New Zealand’s Labour Party-Greens government is preparing new “hate speech” laws that will ... More >>

Union Sells Out Wellington Bus Drivers

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:46 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following an extremely tense meeting on Thursday, July 29, bus drivers in Wellington voted narrowly to approve a sellout collective employment agreement (CEA) hatched by NZ Bus and the Tramways Union. Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan told Stuff that ... More >>

NZ Labour Government Moves To Seal Pike River Mine

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 4:44 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) resumed work this week on installing the first of two seals in the Pike River underground coal mine. The Labour Party-led government is intent on ending an underground investigation ... More >>

New Zealand Nurses Prepare More Strikes As Healthcare Crisis Worsens

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 11:09 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group   About 30,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives in public hospitals around New Zealand voted earlier this month to hold another three nationwide strikes. The members of the New Zealand Nurses ... More >>

Online Meeting: The Wellington Bus Drivers Dispute And The Case For Rank-and-file Committees

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 9:01 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand is holding a public meeting on Saturday July 17 at 4:00 PM to discuss the way forward for bus drivers in Wellington, and the need to build rank-and-file committees. We call on workers and students throughout ... More >>

The Wellington Bus Drivers Dispute And The Case For Rank-and-file Committees

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 5:06 pm | Socialist Equality Group

More than a week ago, drivers employed by NZ Bus in Wellington voted against a sellout deal hatched by the Tramways Union and management. The offer, the third that the drivers have rejected, would have increased hourly wages to just two dollars above ... More >>

New Zealand Government “complacent” Over Deepening COVID-19 Danger

Friday, 2 July 2021, 11:21 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group Several New Zealand health experts have warned that Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party-Greens coalition government has become “complacent“ over COVID-19 and didn’t act fast enough to suspend travel with ... More >>

Stop The New Zealand Government’s Plan To Seal Pike River Mine!

Monday, 28 June 2021, 3:40 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 28 June 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/28/nzpi-j28.html The Labour Party-led government is racing to shut down the underground investigation of Pike River coal mine. It aims to prevent the recovery of evidence that could lead ... More >>

Growing Homelessness In New Zealand

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5:06 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group The latest Knight Frank Global House Price Index showed that New Zealand house prices in the first quarter of 2021 were an astonishing 22.1 percent higher than 12 months earlier. The average global increase was 7.3 percent, ... More >>

Wellington Bus Drivers Reject Union-backed Sellout

Friday, 25 June 2021, 11:34 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 24 June 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/24/nzbu-j24.html Following a very heated meeting of union members on Wednesday, bus drivers in Wellington voted 150 to 73 to reject a third pay offer from NZ Bus, in opposition to the Tramways ... More >>

What Is The New Zealand Government Trying To Bury In Pike River Mine?

Friday, 18 June 2021, 11:46 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 17 June 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/17/pike-j17.html The New Zealand Labour Party government’s plan to abandon the underground investigation into the 2010 Pike River coal mine disaster has sparked significant opposition. Nearly ... More >>

Nurses Strike Against New Zealand Labour Government’s Pay Freeze

Friday, 11 June 2021, 12:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group About 30,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives at public hospitals across New Zealand held an eight-hour strike on June 9 to demand a decent pay offer and safe levels of staffing. Thousands of healthcare ... More >>

Media Blackout Of Growing Support For Full Investigation Of Pike River Disaster

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:11 am | Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 2 June 2021, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/02/pike-j02.html There is growing anger among workers internationally over the New Zealand Labour Party-led government’s decision to end the manned underground investigation of ... More >>

Wellington Bus Drivers Reject Second Pay Offer, Vote For Strikes

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 11:15 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Chris Ross, John Braddock At a stopwork meeting last Thursday, bus drivers in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington voted 204–3 to reject a new pay offer from NZ Bus and approved a fresh round of strikes. Drivers also passed a unanimous motion ... More >>

Justice For The 29 Miners Killed At New Zealand’s Pike River

Sunday, 23 May 2021, 4:05 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand is calling for international support for the Pike River Families Committee’s demand for a thorough investigation of the disaster and the prosecution of the company leaders who turned the mine into ... More >>

On The Ardern Government's Public Sector Wage Freeze

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 3:51 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group May 14, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/nzwa-m15.html New Zealand’s Labour-led government, which includes the Greens, recently declared a pay freeze across the public service for the next three years. The move, which ... More >>

International Mining Experts Release Plan For Full Investigation Of Pike River Disaster

Sunday, 16 May 2021, 3:50 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On May 11, a group of international mining experts released a 23-page Conceptual Development Plan to expand the underground investigation of Pike River coal mine in New Zealand. The document is a major step forward in the fight to uncover the ... More >>

Online Meeting On The 2010 Pike River Mine Disaster In New Zealand Exposes Cover-up By Successive Governments

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 9:55 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) held an important public webinar last Saturday, titled “Ten years after the Pike River mine disaster: Political lessons of the struggle for the truth about the deaths of 29 men.” It discussed one of ... More >>

Political Upheaval In Samoa Produces Electoral Stalemate

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 2:34 pm | Socialist Equality Group

John Braddock Nearly three weeks after Samoa’s elections, the country’s leader of 22 years, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), is on the verge of being ousted by former deputy and Samoa’s first female MP Fiame ... More >>

Lockout Of Wellington Bus Drivers Lifted After Court Ruling

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 10:56 am | Socialist Equality Group

Last Thursday, New Zealand’s biggest public transport company, NZ Bus, announced an indefinite lockout of about 280 drivers in Wellington who were to hold a 24-hour strike the following day against attacks on wages and conditions. The Tramways Union ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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