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Is Facebook being used to illegally recruit migrant workers?

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Union Network of Migrants co-ordinator Dennis Maga spoke with RNZ's Morning Report about attempts to lure migrant workers to the country via Facebook.

Westpac closes 19 branches

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National organiser for the finance sector Tali Williams spoke to John Campbell on RNZ Checkpoint. 

Bunnings management removes staff-owned defribillators

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Our Dunedin organiser Shirley Walthew spoke to John Campbell about Bunnings outrageous decision to remove three staff-owned defibrillators from the Dunedin, Nelson and Gisborne stores.

Bunnings under fire for using volunteer labour

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John Campbell spoke with Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay about the ethics of paying volunteers less than the minimum wage to do work that workers usually perform. Bunnings Lyall Bay has been guilty of doing just that. 

"Bunnings workers suspended over apron actions"

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After Bunnings workers were suspended from work for removing their branded aprons in a small scale strike, John Campebll from Checkpoint went out to the Mt Roskill store to speak with some of the workers affected. 

Karl Andersen on dodgy labour hire practices

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Here's our Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen calling for an urgent inquiry into the explotation of workers in labour hire industry.

A drug test for kava requested by some NZ companies

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Jerome Mika, a senior organiser here at FIRST Union, spoke to Radio New Zealand opposing plans to test for kava as a drug. Workers in the South Island were told the substance would be tested for, but the companies involved vigorously denied what the workers said they told. It was later revealed that companies had requested kava test and technology could be developed to test for it. 

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