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Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:47

The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions.

“The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call on their employers to offer real wage growth and the retention of conditions,” said Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Jan Logie.

“These people work really hard to provide a high level of service to tens of thousands of passengers every day, and are often required to work long and flexible hours.

James Shaw MP on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 15:32

James Shaw's speech to the Council of Trade Unions' conference, 25 October 2017


Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei

o Papatūānuku e takoto nei

o te Taiao e awhi nei

ki runga i a tātou.

Tīhei mauri ora!

(May the peace of the sky above, of the earth below, and of the all-embracing universe rest upon us all. Behold, the essence of life!)

E rere haere ana ngā mihi ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe a Te Ātiawa

(I send greetings and thanks to the home people of this region, Te Ātiawa)

Jan Logie MP on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:55

The Green Party has announced today that it will make public sector chief executives responsible for achieving pay equity for employees of core Government departments within its first term in Government.

The Green Party will make gender pay balance a performance expectation for each chief executive across the core state sector. Green Party MP Jan Logie announced the move at a Pay Equity Coalition rally in Auckland today. 

on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:45

A sudden drop in the number of workplace interventions by the Labour Inspectorate suggests that the Government isn’t doing enough to support the basic rights of people at work, the Green Party said today.

on October 4, 2016

Our hospitals shouldn’t have to rely on doctors working excessively long hours in order to function, the Green Party said today.

“We support the junior doctors’ calls for more realistic working hours,” said Green Party workplace relations spokesperson Denise Roche.

“We’ve heard from the doctors themselves that burnout is a huge issue for them, and that patients’ care could be compromised because of it.

“When medical professionals are telling us that they’re reaching breaking point, DHBs and the Government need to listen.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:41

Kia ora ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I just want to stop and reflect on what Easter Sunday means to me. I am not a Christian member, and we had a bit of to-ing and fro-ing just before. But for me it was waking up with a sense of excitement, and it was not just the chocolate eggs you knew you were going to get. It had a sense of family, of being a different day where you were at home with your family, and you knew that all your friends, when you were a kid, growing up, were at home with their families.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:39

Kia ora, Mr Chair. Ngā mihi ki a koutou kia ora. If anyone listening listened to that last member, Brett Hudson, you would think this bill was apple pie—that it was all about choice and freedom and the great slogans that the member could come up with. But, if anything, it showed how out of touch that member and the caucus members are, because, sure, it is about choice and about freedom, but choice and freedom for a tiny few and drudgery, working on the weekends, and less time with your family for the majority of New Zealanders.

on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:54

Parliament must listen to the thousands of people who have signed a Council of Trade Unions (CTU) petition calling for Easter Sunday to remain one of the few days people are guaranteed leave to spend time with their families, the Green Party said today.

on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 13:54

National’s decision to veto Labour’s paid parental leave Bill today is another example of the Government choosing to make excuses instead of doing what’s right for families, the Green Party said.

The Bill had enough support from other parties in Parliament to become law and extend paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks.

“The Government should be doing what’s right for babies, parents, and families because that’s what’s right for the whole country, but National is full of excuses why not to,” Green Party workplace relations spokesperson Denise Roche said.

on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:47

New data that shows business executives received 12 percent pay rises last year, on average, while over 40 percent of all working people received no pay rise at all shows we need action to rebalance our economy, the Green Party said.*

“The evidence is clear that economic inequality creates serious social issues – but we can address these issues by taxing the highest earners a bit more. They can afford it,” Green Party workplace relations spokesperson Denise Roche said.