Supermarket workers begin the initiation process for Fair Pay Agreements today, via their union. They are bargaining for wage increases as inflation continues to soar, along with wage progression and improved health and safety standards. While FPAs have garnered significant opposition from business associations and the Parliamentary right, the mood among supermarket workers is one of excitement, solidarity, and hope for future generations.
Hanna spoke to Nerissa Harding, a supermarket worker and organiser with the Council of Trade Unions, about what prospects the negotiations hold for her, her co-workers, and the industry.
New Zealand's commercial fishing industry faced a massive change today when the US court of International Trade ruled for a temporary ban on the exportation of nine species of fish from New Zealand waters to the US.
Today Troy spoke with Michael Lawry the managing director for the Sea Shepherd conservation group that brought the lawsuit to the US for the protection of New Zealand's critically endangered Māui dolphin.
New research has revealed that levels of distress, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts are alarmingly high for all New Zealanders, especially those aged 18-34. Today, Te Hiringa Mahara | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission released their Access and Choice programme report, which gave insight into the progress and challenges for the primary care and mental health and addiction sectors in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe spoke to Karen Osbourne, the Chief Executive of Te Hiringa Mahara | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission on this matter.
Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced a hike to the Official Cash Rate of 75 basis point, which was quite a shock and has been reported on extensively as it’s not usually changed this quickly.
Casper had a chat to Robert MacCoulloch from the University of Auckland about what the OCR is, why the Reserve Bank raised it, and what this might mean for New Zealanders.