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Maxine Gay on the Aussie banks neglecting NZ

Date of Release: 
08/06/2015

Our Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay appeared on RadioLive to explain how the big Aussie banks are neglecting New Zealanders, especially our small communities like Ruatorea. Maxine's comments were then featured on the Paul Henry Show's half-hourly news bulletin

Dennis Maga: Fifa human and labour rights abuses taint U-20 World Cup

Date of Release: 
03/06/2015

UNEMIG co-ordinator and migrant worker organiser Dennis Maga had an op-ed published in the New Zealand Herald. 

Dennis called out FIFA for worker rights abuses and asked, in hosting the FIFA U-20 World Cup, whether "we brought our way into a racket?"

 

A drug test for kava requested by some NZ companies

Date of Release: 
07/05/2015

Jerome Mika, a senior organiser here at FIRST Union, spoke to Radio New Zealand opposing plans to test for kava as a drug. Workers in the South Island were told the substance would be tested for, but the companies involved vigorously denied what the workers said they told. It was later revealed that companies had requested kava test and technology could be developed to test for it. 

Dennis Maga on the Paul Henry Show

Date of Release: 
08/04/2015

Dennis Maga, a senior organiser here at FIRST Union and the co-ordinator of the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG), appeared on the Paul Henry show to discuss the exploitation of migrant workers at a number of Masala chains

 

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