The Ladder Struggle (Who Took The Bottom Rungs?)

The Ladder Struggle (Who Took The Bottom Rungs?)
Max Coyle works for the Western Community Centre and almost got into Hamilton Council last election, losing to Siggi Henry by 666 votes. He's also organised & led protests against the Skynet Bill, Welfare Reforms, Youth Rates, GCSB & TICS Bills and at 10 the Save the Napier Hospital campaign. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ When you don't have: a job, an income, a routine, a car, the internet, […]
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MMP: Through the Eyes of a Young Person in 2017.

MMP: Through the Eyes of a Young Person in 2017.
The votes are in. The votes are in and there are some people with some definite opinions on the matter. NZ First gave its support to the New Zealand Labour Party, and so crowned was a coalition government with Jacinda Ardern at the helm. In the wake of change has come a storm of outrage via the social media, namely Facebook. Many people are stoked […]
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The Growing Pay Gap: Why It’s So Wrong

The Growing Pay Gap: Why It’s So Wrong
In her early 20s Sue Moroney worked for a trade union, where she got involved in workers’ and women’s rights and it was at that time she joined the NZ Labour Party. She was elected to Parliament as a List MP for Labour in 2005, and in her first term of Parliament was promoted to the role of Junior Government Whip. Sue has just served […]
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Christina Couling: A Rant on… Poverty and Stuff

Christina Couling: A Rant on… Poverty and Stuff
YWRC columnist Christina Couling is a former member of the YWRC board, a union organiser, as well as a fierce and passionate advocate for those in need. We're bringing you Christina's rants on a monthly basis in the name of starting conversations, and creating a safe space to have those conversations. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________ Let’s talk about poverty and New Zealand’s appalling judgmental attitudes towards those […]
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Unemployment: A Silent Genocide

Unemployment: A Silent Genocide
Zanian Steele is the current Business Manager for the Young Workers Resource Centre. With a background in teaching employment relations and having worked in Human Resources, Zanian has interviewed hundreds of prospective employees for both office, and trades based work. He has a broad knowledge of the local Labour Market, and has experience placing long term unemployed and former criminal offenders into employment.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The […]
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Christina Couling: A Rant on… NZ Housing

Christina Couling: A Rant on… NZ Housing
Brand new YWRC columnist Christina Couling is a former member of the YWRC board, a union organiser, as well as a fierce and passionate advocate for those in need. We'll be bringing you Christina's rants on a monthly basis in the name of starting conversations, and creating a safe space to have those conversations. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________ Are you a human? Do you want to live […]
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How Can We Support You? Sick Leave…

How Can We Support You? Sick Leave…
Jo Wrigley is standing for the Green Party Aotearoa as the candidate in the Hamilton West Electorate, having developed an appetite for positive change and a healthy and sustainable future. An active voice in her community, Jo advocates for beneficiaries and people on low incomes, rainbow issues, secure housing, accessible public transport and the union movement. Jo is a proud FIRST Union member, and since joining […]
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Returning To Work: A Young Mum’s Story

Returning To Work: A Young Mum’s Story
Georgie Dansey is a mum of two, who works part time for the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA). She likes to run, and explore, and is interested in building community back into an individualist society. _________________________________________________________________ I’m writing this from a plane, in which I’m flying to Christchurch for work. Before boarding I saw a little boy waiting with his mum, eating a gingerbread man […]
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We Are Hiring

We Are Hiring
  Contact Person: Mel Martin – Services Manager 022 658 1647 educator@ywrc.org.nz Job Advert: The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) are looking for just the right person to join their small Hamilton team in a six-month fixed-term capacity; someone that will match our youth-led and dynamic service. The Business Manager position is 35-hours per week based in Hamilton, with some regional travel expected. The Centre has […]
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Fired! An All Too Common Tale…

Fired! An All Too Common Tale…
by Jessica Hannam “So you’re telling me that you know I haven’t actually done anything wrong, you’re just waiting for me to say the wrong thing so you can trip me up?” I quickly sat on my hands so he couldn’t see them shaking. It had been 20 minutes of talking in circles and I was beginning to accept my obvious fate. My manager stared […]
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