In a town like Wellington that’s full of public servants, the fact that the public service is facing its biggest shake-up in 30 years sounds like a very big deal.
It seems naive to bemoan how state agencies spy on ordinary citizens without addressing how those agencies came to be the hired hands of the policies of the government of the day.
No more money was supposedly available to resolve the nurses dispute. Yet in the wake of industrial action taken by the nurses, another $38 million has been found…
The claims by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are part of a wider struggle.
Military hardware is really, really – really – expensive.
Politicisation of state-gathered and state-managed information should be a concern to everyone.
Strange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising wages, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit
To quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, “Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?”