Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Punitive move divides the needy Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to not further divide the needy. The call comes in response to the Government’s Income Relief Payment making full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period Read more

Homeless need permanent homes, builders need work Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Community housing providers are calling on the Government to support both the homeless and the construction sector with permanent housing for the thousands of homeless. Bernie Smith, chief executive of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, says the Government had spent massive amounts on getting people into emergency housing or motels before the Covid-19 crisis. Read more Read more

Helping poor and jobless is not socialism Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Helping poor and jobless people is one of the ways the Catholic Church is planning to help resolve the post-pandemic fallout, Vatican official Father Augusto Zampini says. Helping these people is not a form of socialism, it’s Church teaching. Zampini says the Church’s advocacy for the poor has resulted in some people accusing it of Read more

At morning Mass, Pope offers prayers for unemployed Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable to work. “In these days, many people have lost their jobs, were not rehired or work off the books. Let us pray for these brothers and sisters of ours Read more

Young and old struggle to support their families Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A lot of Samoan people are saying it is getting hard to earn enough to support their families. 21-year old Fereti Maiava wants to plan his future and that of his young family properly. He told Village Voice that family and church obligations are a big problem. “When it comes to family faalavelave, church and Read more

Migrants causing unemployment – Salvation Army say yes PM says no Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Salvation Army says there is persistent unemployment in the  15- to 24-year-old age group and this is related to immigration. It says as a country we need to have a rational and open debate around the role of immigration in New Zealand’s future. In a report, What Next, released this week;the Salvation Army suggests Read more

Muslims most likely to be unemployed Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Not all religions and their followers are equal in New Zealand, a Herald investigation into the state of faith has found. A University of Waikato Islamic studies review on patterns and disparity of New Zealand Muslims found Muslims to be more educated and qualified than Christians. However, Muslims are three times more likely to be Read more

Maori and Pacific income inequality continues Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Income inequality continues to dominate among New Zealand’s Maori and Pacific populations, new research shows. Waikato University demographer Dr Tahu Kukutai says that New Zealand is still wasting its “demographic dividend” of young Maori and Pacific people reaching working age, as investments in health and education fail to flow through into highly paid jobs. Dr Kukutai’s Read more

Reclassifying beneficiaries won’t create jobs say Caritas Comments 0

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Reclassifying beneficiaries under the new legislation will do nothing to create jobs says Caritas Aotearoa in the sumbission it made to Parliament’s social services committee on Wednesday Research and advocacy co-ordinator Lisa Beech said what the legislation was attempting to do had parallels with the poor houses of Britain in the 19th century. Beech said Read more

Solomon’s Archbishop says send unemployed people home Comments 0

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The Archbishop of the Church of Melenesia, David Vunagi, says  unemployed people should be sent away from the capital, Honiara, in a bid to reduce crime. “As long as we continue to have people who are doing nothing in Honiara, this is where all this criminal activity is beginning to develop; stealing, shoplifting, even snatching Read more