Wood Processing Industry in Crisis

According to the NDU 80 sawmill job losses just announced this afternoon confirm that the wood industry is in crisis, and that the value-added strategy is now at serious risk.

Fairness at Work Rallies

On Wednesday 20 October 22,000 workers came together at rallies around the country to demonstrate against the Nats proposed Hire and Fire law. Rallies took place in: Tokoroa, Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton, Taupo, Thames, Hastings, Wellington, Blenheim, Nelson, Kaitaia, Auckland, Paeroa, Rotorua, Runanga, Reefton, Kaikohe, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Levin, Hawera, Timaru, Bluff, Whanganui, Masterton, Dunedin, Invercargill, Whangarei. Below are accounts from two of the above rallies.

Pike River Mining Disaster

Socialist Appeal sends its deepest sympathies and stands in solidarity with the families of the 29 miners who died in the recent Pike River disaster, and the West Coast communities .

2011 Kick the Nats Out Labour: Socialist Policies Needed

As 2010 draws to end and the summer holidays beckon. Now is a time to reflect on the year gone and the year ahead.  2010 was a year when anyone who was still under the illusion that the National led government was going to be Labour Lite was truly broken.

PPTA take Industrial Action to Defend Members

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance’ – never has that observation been more relevant.
The country – along with much of the world – is being pounded by the economic crisis. Unemployment is rising while everyone agrees we need more qualified school leavers.