Cheryl Bowen

  • signed kids-education 2017-02-28 21:03:14 +1300

    Support a Great Education for All Kids

    The Government isn't prioritising our kids' education. National has frozen school operations funding. Sign the petition and let the Minister of Education know that better funding means better learning for kids.

     

    21,608 signatures

    To the Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education,

    Our kids need more funding not less.

    Please show you value our kids and unfreeze the operations grant so schools don’t have to make cuts and support staff are paid fairly and have secure work.

    You listened to us when we opposed the increase in our kids’ class sizes. I urge you to listen again and make sure all schools have the funding they need to provide an excellent learning environment for all our kids.

    Better funding for support staff will mean better learning for kiwi kids. 

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  • signed Smokefree 2017-02-28 21:02:42 +1300

    Make Smokefree Aotearoa a reality

    The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the Government has made a mistake by cutting funding to anti-smoking advocacy services and iwi health providers who help people quit smoking.* Sign the petition to fund these essential services

    1,819 signatures

    To Hon Jonathan Coleman and Hon Bill English:

    Nurses, midwives, caregivers, kaimahi hauora and their supporters want to see a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. We urge the Government to fully fund smoking cessation and advocacy services for all New Zealanders, especially services by Māori and Pasifika organisations supporting their own local communities.

    * For more information on these cuts click here and here.

    To find out more about the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) click here.

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  • signed manpower 2017-02-28 21:01:06 +1300

    Say no to Manpower

    The Ministry of Social Development has been caught helping multinational temp agency, Manpower, sign out-of-work New Zealanders to unlawful employment agreements.

    Tell Social Development Minister Anne Tolley her department needs to stop pushing bad employment practices on vulnerable Kiwis and support decent work instead!

    2,667 signatures

    To the Hon Anne Tolley,

    By helping temping agencies sign out-of-work New Zealanders up to unlawful employment agreements, your ministry is hurting these people and helping to undermine working conditions for all of us.

    Please instruct your Ministry to stop supporting employers who use dodgy agreements and instead back Kiwis to find good jobs with decent conditions.

    Yours,

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  • signed treat her right 2017-02-22 21:04:56 +1300

    It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters!

    It’s time to Treat Her Right

    From today 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors will be considering a historic proposed equal pay settlement that can lift care and support workers’ pay to between $19.00 and $23.50 from 1 July, rising to between $21.50 and $27.00 in July 2021.

    This is a huge win and will make a real difference in valuing the work of care and support workers and the people they support. 

    But it is still only one part of the workforce - a big part, but only one. Based on current figures, it’s still going to take 45 years before all women will be paid equally.

    Equal pay affects everyone: the recent uni grad just starting her first job, the mum who is taking a couple of years out of paid work to raise her children, to school support and social workers.

    Treat Her Right is about all of us. We still need your voice, and as many voices as possible, so we make 2017 the year that equal pay became real.

    Will you join with us to make this happen?

    7,740 signatures

    - I support equal pay in every workplace.

    - I want equal pay for women now.

    Women work hard for the money, so let’s treat them right.

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  • signed protect easter 2016-06-02 19:44:04 +1200

    Protect Easter Sunday

    The Government is trying to pass a law that puts retail workers’ Easter Sunday at risk. Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell can stop this happening. Sign the petition to tell them to put family ahead of shopping.

    5,416 signatures

    To Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell,

    Having a few days in the year when people are completely free to spend time with their family and friends is so very important. There's enough pressure on people to fill their lives with work as it is - being able to take a little time for yourself and your loved ones is a vital part of who we are.

    The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill puts one of these precious protected days at risk for Kiwis who work in retail.

    We urge you to do right by working New Zealanders and their families and vote against this Bill.

    Please, choose family over shopping.

    Yours,

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