The government has said it will negotiate with unions and others about how to lift pay in female-dominated industries – a move welcomed by the CTU and others who have been campaigning for pay equity. The move is the government’s response to the Kristine Bartlett case, which ended up with the Employment Court preparing itself to … Continue reading Govt to negotiate on equal pay
The Auckland Anglican Diocesan Synod met in September and “expressed its concern about the growing income gap in our society and the increasing prevalence of insecure employment which jeopardises a cohesive social framework”. It also passed a motion calling on the government to ban zero-hours contracts that exclude alternate employment options and require people to work … Continue reading Anglicans express concern over growing income gaps
The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)’s 2015 campaign, Healthy and Affordable Homes – calling on the government urgently to improve quality of and access to rental accommodation for families – has already received a groundswell of public support and strong media coverage. Alongside the harrowing story of Te Ao Marama Wensor and her son’s serious … Continue reading CPAG Healthy Homes campaign gets media attention
The Housing Minister, Nick Smith, has announced that the government will introduce improvements to rental housing quality, following pressure from campaigning groups and public outcry about the death of a child in state housing. Housing experts do not believe the measures go far enough, as is set out extremely well in this Briefing Paper here. However, … Continue reading Rental housing quality to improve
When: 17:30 27/08/2015 to 19:30 27/08/2015 Where: The Backbencher Pub 34 Molesworth St Thorndon, Wellington This month, CPAG is campaigning to raise public and political awareness about the poor housing conditions endured by children and families living in poverty in New Zealand. Please join us at a special Wellington CPAG event on 27 August to … Continue reading CPAG housing event Wellington
The 2015 Budget increased core benefit rates for the first time in 40 years – a small but significant step that is in large part due to the pressure brought to bear on the government by our member organisations.
The protest will start at 11.30 am on Friday May 22, at Sky City Convention Centre, 88 Federal Street, Auckland.
A major campaign on child poverty was launched on Monday 4th May to run in the lead up to the budget and following. Go to Action Station for more information and to join this campaign.
More and more people are talking about the growing gap between rich and poor. But what does it actually mean for you?
About 1000 people marched up Queen Street on Saturday September 6 calling for the Government to do more urgently to eliminate child poverty.
“From the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s, the gap between the rich and the rest has widened faster in New Zealand than in any other developed country,” writes Wellington journalist Max Rashbrooke in the book that has changed the way we think about the consequences of the relationship between the rich and the poor – Inequality: A … Continue reading Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis
In early July 2014, Bryan Bruce surveyed all the political parties on where they stood on 10 issues directly or indirectly related to child well-being in New Zealand. They were asked which of them they would or would not support in principle should it come to a vote in the upcoming parliament. Check out the fascinating results … Continue reading Bryan Bruce surveys party policies on children
The Living Wage Aotearoa campaign goes from strength to strength. In recent months, the Wellington and Hamilton City Councils have adopted a “living Wage” policy for employees, while Auckland City Council may not be far behind. The group has also launched a living wage employer trademark, along with a formal accreditation process. “This is a major milestone in the living … Continue reading Living Wage Aotearoa
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