Category: Inequality

Inequality, answer to housing crisis and Pacific islanders sense of Kiwiness

“It makes no difference where you live if you are Indigenous—you will be worse off health-wise, regardless of the economic status of that country. It is related to poverty, poor education levels, employment status, and access to health services, and whether Indigenous people are actually counted, which they are not in some countries.”

International Youth Day: “Its up to us to hold world leaders to their promises”

“World leaders are making big decisions this year about the most important issues our generation faces. It is down to us to make sure they make big promises, and to ensure that those promises are kept for our and future generations.” Pefi Kingi QSM.

Zero hour employers deserve to be “rubbed out of extinction” says Su’a Sio

Changes to employment law come into effect today, and for workers on zero hour contracts they will feel the greatest pain than others in New Zealand’s workforce. Zero hour contracts are not the same as casual contracts. Zero-hour...

15 Southern employers investigated for 64 breaches of employment and immigration laws

Enforcement action has been taken against 15 employers in the hospitality, retail and service industries following an operation in August by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Ministry’s Labour Inspectorate and...