We’re Hiring! Business Manager/Educator WANTED.

We’re Hiring! Business Manager/Educator WANTED.
The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) are looking for a fantastic addition to their team of change makers and big dreamers located in Hamilton City. If you are someone who is passionate and committed to empowering young people, this might just be the opportunity for you. We are on the hunt for someone to join us as our Business Manager which is a 35 hours […]
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In Case You Haven’t Noticed, 2018 Arrived…

In Case You Haven’t Noticed, 2018 Arrived…
The new year arrived with a hiss and a bang; and by that I actually mean high winds, and a tonne of water and rain. Not that I'm complaining that it isn't bleedingly hot, but it certainly isn't the stunning Summer many of us had hoped for. So with that, here I am in the YWRC office for another interesting year of young workers, their […]
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15 Really Great Things That Happened in 2017

15 Really Great Things That Happened in 2017
by Mel Martin In thinking of the content for this year’s final blog post from me and the YWRC, I perused our blog and found the same post from this time last year… It made me happy to see what had made us happy in 2016, and to look back on some of the progress we’ve made over the past 12 months; as a species, […]
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YWRC Summer Hours

YWRC Summer Hours
Hey young workers, friends, and anyone who might be trying to get hold of us over the Summer period. Below are our Summer hours, and ways you can get in touch with us if you need to. Friday, December 23 - Office closes for 2017. Wednesday, January 3 - Office open. Tuesday, January 4 - Office open. Friday, January 5 - Office closes for two […]
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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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