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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:13

The Green Party support teachers and principals who continue to ask for better pay that meets the huge pressures that come with educating our kids.

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said:

“Teachers have been underpaid and undervalued for decades and the Green Party is 100% behind their efforts to achieve pay that properly reflects the immense amount of work they do.

“New Zealand prides itself on having one of the best education systems in the world. Teachers deserve to be remunerated to match the stellar education they provide. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:40

The Green Party today welcomed the settlement of the nurses’ dispute that will give them a decent pay rise.

“Nurses, who are at the heart of health care, have historically been underpaid and undervalued,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said. “It is great they have fought for and won their battle to be paid reasonably and to have more staff employed so they can safely carry out their vital work.”

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

I rise to support with pride the second reading of the Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill.

 

I will start with the acknowledgment and tautoko to the many members across this whole House, not the least from the Opposition benches, who have been singing, rightfully, my colleague, Jan Logie's, praises, because this is her member's bill.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:00

The National Party’s decision not to support the Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill through Select Committee is out of touch and playing politics with the lives of people affected by domestic violence, says the Bill’s sponsor Green MP Jan Logie.

“National are putting the unfounded fears of a few businesses ahead of the safety of domestic violence victims and their communities,” says Jan Logie. “National are on the wrong side of the evidence, modern business practice, and history.”

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.

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)

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. 

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.

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
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.