The directors of the International Academy of New Zealand (IANZ), an Auckland-based education provider accused of falsifying English language test results, should be held responsible for poor exam results, a migrant workers’ advocate said.
“After sitting an official re-exam up to 70 IANZ students have fallen well short of passing,” said Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) co-ordinator Dennis Maga.
“Now the students are at risk of being deported.”
“This never should have happened. The Government needs to step in and regulate the education market,” said Maga.
The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill.
The Bill passed 62-59 as union officials and former heavyweight boxer David Tua looked on. The Bill’s passage came after a 5000-strong petition to Peter Dunne asking him to vote against the Bill, a 10,000-strong leaflet drop in his Ohariu electorate, an admission that Deputy Prime Minister Bill English opposes reform and opposition from a group of former All Blacks.
Wellington Council have been misled regarding the effect of the newly introduced tendering process for buses, says one of the trade unions representing bus drivers.
NZ Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff delivered a letter to the Greater Wellington Regional Council today on behalf of the two bus drivers unions, Bus Drivers First and the Tramways Union, explaining the dangers of the competitive tendering process for bus services in South Auckland.