For Immediate Release Tuesday, 8 January 2019 Scrap the minimum wage and replace it with the living wage If New Zealand wants a society in which workers can live on what they earn, it’s time to scrap the ‘minimum wage’ and replace it with the ‘living wage’, says Closing the Gap spokes
For immediate release Monday 3rd Dec 2018 CHILD POVERTY BILL DOESN’T ADDRESS CAUSE: INEQUALITY As Parliament prepares to pass the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this coming week, the income equality group Closing the Gap again urges MPs to tackle the problem behind child poverty: inequ
Response to Interim Report from the Tax Working Group The Equality Network* welcomes the Tax Working Group’s interim report. Reducing income and wealth inequality in New Zealand is critical. The research is unequivocal – addressing inequality is fundamental to a healthy society.
For Immediate Release Sunday 16th September 2018 FONTERRA, HOME OF THE POOR-PERFORMANCE BONUS The directors of Fonterra have set a dangerous precedent in rewarding the departing chief executive a $3.85m performance bonus for the 2017 financial year when the co-operative profits plunge
If You Want to Solve the Homeless Crisis, Listen to the Homeless by Gillian Cook of Closing the Gap Sleeping in her van while holiday park cabins around her are vacant raised the hackles and voice of Maxine Smith. She made headlines in her hometown of Whakatane for challenging
Media Statement For Immediate Release Wednesday 8th August 2018 ECONOMIC RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: IT’S TIME TO LEGISLATE If New Zealand wants to close the inequality gap, it needs to follow the advice of the United Nations and enshrine economic rights in the Bill of Rights Act, the in
Media Statement for Immediate Release July 23 2018 Drop the cap to close the inequality gap The Income Equality group Closing the Gap today joined those calling on the government to drop its self-imposed spending cap, saying there’s little hope of putting a dent in inequality if such
Media Statement For Immediate Release Sunday 22 April 2018 ECONOMIST JEFFREY SACHS WARNS OF FRAYING SOCIETIES According to renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, the unravelling taking place in the United States shows why economic inequality is socially and morally unsustainable, a lesson
Media Statement For Immediate Release Sunday 25 March 2018 Plunket’s troubles highlight wider executive pay problem Reports that senior Plunket managers are paid more than $180,000 show just how the toxic problem of excessive executive pay has spread from the corporate profit-ma
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