Fri, 28 Sep 2012 6:38p.m.
More than 300 staff at a Southland meat processing plant have been told they're out of work if they can't transfer.
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1/10/2012 11:04:09 a.m.
Labour does have a solution to problems like this.Its basic economics that our wage levels too high, so if we elect Labour they will lower our dollar and give us inflation so we have much lower wages, and then we will be more competiive and more jobs will be created.Eg our min wage is $13.50 currently, and while making public calls to raise it to $15 Labour policy is all about lowering it down around $10 in real value of today.The US doing the same with Obamam printing money and given the US economy inflation so everyone will get more money, but in real wages, everyone will get less. The US considers its $7.25 min wage too high to compete internationally, and thats so high compared to NZs $13.50! Adjust the US min wage to NZ$ and you find $9 NZ, ie our min wage is 50% higher than the US. Even Labour policy to lower our min wage down arouind $10 NZ would have it higher than the current US min wage, which Obama is reducing as the US not competiive enough at the current rate.
30/09/2012 11:19:02 a.m.
The return trip would only be one hour, The workers could car pool it does seem like a long way to travel but really many people travel this distances for work.
29/09/2012 11:26:35 p.m.
just seems wierd on in the last few months on the mutton slaughterboard that they have been trying their hardest to get the multi million dollar robots fully operatual and for what just to close the place down na i beleive they might be looking at vension as rumours go back along way about it.
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