Posts Tagged ‘just wages’

Abortion question may be decided politically, real test is a moral one

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York often said women who had abortions were “invincibly ignorant” — they did not understand what they were doing. He blamed the bishops for not teaching convincingly. The question of abortion may be decided politically, but the real test is if morality is taught. The Supreme Court’s decision Read more

Sikh temple to pay $100k for breaching employment laws

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Harpreet and Jaswinder Singh were employed by Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Papatoetoe, Auckland, from October 2017 to May last year. But for half a year’s work, Harpreet Singh was paid only $2000 in cash and Jaswinder Singh $1000. So the pair took the temple to the Employment Relations Authority earlier this year. Read more Read more

Workers’ rights – Wage-stealing’ bosses in the crosshairs

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A workers’ rights advocate is calling for tougher penalties against employers found to be breaching minimum employment standards A new research paper canvassing how the British and Americans handle law-breaking employers is offering a solution to New Zealand’s so-called lazy and drugged-up workforce problems. Continue reading Related Posts:’Basic racism’: Pacific workers struggle to get training Read more

When capitalists cared

Friday, September 7th, 2012

In the rancorous debate over how to get the sluggish economy moving, we have forgotten the wisdom of Henry Ford. In 1914, not long after the Ford Motor Company came out with the Model T, Ford made the startling announcement that he would pay his workers the unheard-of wage of $5 a day. Not only Read more