An obscene 12 percent pay jump for already overpaid CEOs last year reveals a willful ignorance from much of corporate New Zealand to the on-going harm inequality is causing the very society they live in, said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project Closing the Gap.
Media Statement for Immediate Release 16th October 2019 “Fake News” from Auckland City Council CCOs Board Chairs re pay and performance bonuses for top managers Despite comments from Auckland City Council CCOs Board Chairs re pay and performance bonuses for top managers—Herald Newspap
INEQUALITY IS MAKING KIDS SICK Media Statement for Immediate release Sunday 5th May 2019 The rising rate of rheumatic fever among Māori and Pasifika children is one of the sharpest examples yet of the direct harm caused by New Zealand’s high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spok
Closing the Gap Media Statement for Immediate Release Thursday 18 April 2019 Today’s decision ruling out a Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand is hypocritical from a Government that campaigned on improving wellbeing, reducing inequality and governing on the basis of fairness, efficienc
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
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
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
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