Submitted by Sam Huggard on Fri, 29/07/2011 - 11:11am.
A 20 per cent increase in wealth of those on the NBR’s Rich List will go down like a cup of cold sick with workers and beneficiaries battling rising costs, the National Distribution Union said today.
“Poverty exits in New Zealand only because we continue to tolerate it,” NDU General Secretary Robert Reid said.
Submitted by Sam Huggard on Sat, 30/04/2011 - 12:04pm.
Workers will look poorly at the $200,000 a year salary increases dished out to New Zealand CEOs, at a time when cost of living for the rest of the country is rocketing up, the National Distribution Union said today.
Today’s New Zealand Herald CEO salary survey found average salaries among those CEOs surveyed had shot up from $1.4 million to $1.6 million in just a year, an increase of 14%.
Submitted by Sam Huggard on Sat, 09/04/2011 - 11:33am.
Media release: National Distribution Union. Saturday April 9, 2011.
Rather than talking up New Zealand’s wage gap with Australia, Bill English should have a decent plan to close it, the National Distribution Union said today.
Finance Minister Bill English was quoted in a newspaper this morning as saying New Zealand’s competitive advantage with Australia included its wage differential, with our “30 per cent cheaper” workforce.
Submitted by Sam Huggard on Tue, 25/01/2011 - 5:39pm.
A union representing middle and low income workers says 25 cents an hour extra will do little to help workers on the minimum wage.
The Prime Minister told a post cabinet press conference this afternoon that 2 percent was a likely figure for the minimum wage increase, yet to be confirmed by Cabinet.
This equates to 25 cents an hour and National Distribution Union General Secretary Robert Reid said that this was not good enough for workers battling rising costs from petrol, food and other items.
Submitted by Sam Huggard on Thu, 20/01/2011 - 3:51pm.
A record jump in inflation reported this morning provides further argument for the need for a decent minimum wage rise, says a union representing low paid workers.
CPI jumped 2.3 per cent in the past three months, driven by the GST increase. It was the largest increase since the September 1989 quarter.