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We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

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7pm Thursday December 11. Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.

New Zealand is heading for recession. Our jobs, wages, homes, pensions, benefits and public services are all under threat. We did not cause this. It was the financial elite of wealthy bankers, investors and speculators who have put us in this situation, yet they expect us to pay for their crisis. Already we have seen job losses, cuts in services and price rises.

Socialist Aotearoa has invited a broad range of speakers; trade unionists, socialists, environmentalists, community groups, and interested individuals, to begin the debate on how to unite the left against the effects of the global financial crisis.

Speakers include: John Minto from Unite Union, Green MP Sue Bradford, Frank Doleman from Socialist Aotearoa and other concerned socialists, environmentalists, community activists and individuals.

Links: National's Suprise Move to Ram Through 90 Day Bill | Socialist Aotearoa

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Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

Will the Workers Party be represented?

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"Will the Workers Party be represented?"

Who?

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

I note with interest that in the "broad range of speakers" not many "wealthy bankers, investors and speculators" are represented.
Any particular reason for this or are only certain aspects to be "debated"?

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

They've all topped themselves.

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

"Will the Workers Party be represented? "

Socialist Aotearoa has decided only people that never criticise it in any way are allowed to speak at their meetings.

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

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Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

any Maori speaking?

when was the last time the Workers Party put SA on a speaking pa

hmm?

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

heading for recession? NZ went into recession months ago. Sure hope someone speaking at this meeting has the slightest grasp of the current economic situation...

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

The Maori Party claims to represent Maori.
Does that mean you want to invite them to explain why tonight they voted for National's tax cuts that are tax cuts for the rich and tax increases for the poor? Bet they vote for the 90 days hire and fire bill too.

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hey clown they maori party are not the only Maori voice

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

Maori Party urged to spurn 90 day bill

Eyes will be on the Maori party to see how they respond to government moves to rush through parliament under urgency law changes which will
allow employers to get rid of workers during their first 90 days of
employment without warning or reason.

The government announced it wanted to have the measure made law before
Christmas when outline its legislative programme when parliament opened.

A prominent Maori trade union organiser Helen Te Hira says the bill
will be the first test for the Maori Party and its relationship with
the new government.

"The last time this bill was raised they made a strong decision to
stand on the side of workers and workers rights and defeated it, so if
they were silent on this I'd want to know why and I'd want to know
what changed form then to now that meant they no longer had that view.
I don't think they would be in support of the 90-day bill," Ms Te Hira
says.

Maori party representatives were not available for comment.

Re: We Won't Pay for Your Crisis - Auckland Public Meeting

"Bet they vote for the 90 days hire and fire bill too."
Wrong. They have decided to vote against.