Huia Welton

  • signed Keep Cadbury in Dunedin 2017-03-01 14:42:43 +1300

    Keep Cadbury in Dunedin

    For over 80 years, Cadbury has been a part of Dunedin's culture. More than 400 people work there and that helps their families and their communities, and dozens of Dunedin businesses.

    And it's good for Cadbury too - they're doing well out of it.

    But Cadbury’s parent company, Mondelez International, wants to make more by shifting this factory out of New Zealand. They get a bit more money but everyone else loses a lot.

    For Mondelez this is about profit. Plain and simple. But they need people like us to make that profit. And if enough of us tell their Director of Manufacturing ANZ Jason Bonisoli that leaving Dunedin is a deal-breaker, they'll have to listen.

    Let’s show them that all Kiwis stand together with Cadbury workers. Sign the open letter.

    11,014 signatures

    To Jason Bonisoli,

    The Cadbury Factory in Dunedin is a profitable business and a vital part of our local economy. For every job lost, dozens more people are affected. The closure of the plant will be a devastating blow to the local community and economy.

    You rely on customers like us to keep your profit up, and abandoning Dunedin is a deal-breaker for us and for all New Zealanders.

    We, the undersigned, ask you to reverse your decision and keep Cadbury's Dunedin factory open. It's good business and it's the right thing to do.

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  • signed renters-rights 2017-02-23 14:17:26 +1300

    Support fair and secure renting

    A good and secure home is fundamental to our wellbeing but for people who rent our tenancy laws offer no stability. This disrupts our families, schools and communities. Back the Green Party's Bill to guarantee all kiwis have a secure home and a fair deal.

    2,005 signatures

    Our current tenancy laws allow unfair rent increases and evictions with little notice. This condemns renters to a life of uncertainty that impacts on their jobs, schooling, neighbourhood and community.

    Renting is no longer temporary or short-term, hundreds of thousands of families are locked out of home-ownership and it's time our renting laws caught up.

    The Green Party's Bill will make the standard tenancy three years with renters having the first right of refusal to renew. It will also control rent increases and end letting fees. Please support the Bill to bring renting into the 21st century:

    We urge parliament to pass into law the Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill to ensure that every family has a secure and stable home, regardless of whether they rent or own their own home. 

    *Click here for more information

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  • signed stand with pike 2017-02-14 09:49:07 +1300

    Stand with Pike

    Twenty-nine men lost their lives when the Pike River mine exploded in 2010. The Government made all sorts of promises to do everything they could to get the boys back.

    Instead, late last year, they started to permanently seal the mine without trying to recover any remains or evidence. That’s despite many international mining experts saying the drift - the 2.3km tunnel leading up to the mine - could be safely re-entered and may contain evidence and remains.

    The Government wants to seal off Pike River and forget about it. But the families of the men killed there, their communities, and the majority of Kiwis won’t let Pike be forgotten.

    Sign the open letter asking Prime Minister Bill English to do the right thing by the families of Pike River and work with them to recover the drift.

    7,870 signatures

    To the Right Honourable Bill English,

    On 19 November 2010, 29 men died in their workplace. Your predecessor, John Key, promised to do everything possible to recover them.

    Now you’re planning to seal off the mine with their bodies still inside - while vital evidence about what happened there remains undiscovered.

    That’s not right. We urge you to stick by your Government’s commitment to the families of the Pike River miners: to leave the mine open, and work with them to safely recover the drift and any remains of their lost ones it contains, along with any evidence that could finally determine what caused this disaster

    It’s the right thing to do.

    Yours,

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  • posted about treat her right on Facebook 2017-02-07 09:26:12 +1300
    It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters! Take a stand for equal pay!

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

    It’s time to Treat Her Right

    Right now 55,000 workers across the aged residential, disability and home support sectors are 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?

    7,757 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 Healthy Ambos Save Lives via 2017-01-06 15:55:11 +1300

    Healthy Ambos Save Lives

    St John Ambulance staff across New Zealand are taking action to highlight the risks posed to themselves and the public from the current state of the Ambulance service. Sign the open letter to St John CEO Peter Bradley to show your support.

    8,946 signatures

    To Peter Bradley,

    Assaults on single-crewed ambulance staff, prolonged work-periods without rest breaks, and patient welfare put at risk are now common occurrences in the service.  With adequate staff and funding these issues are easily resolved.  

    Please do the right thing by your staff and the people they care for and ensure:

    Ambulances are fully crewed with skilled staff so that patients get the best care possible and Ambulance Professionals are safe in vulnerable situations.


    Ambulance Professionals get rest and meal breaks to ensure that they are fit to make the right decisions on the job to save lives.


    Ambulance  Professionals are fairly rewarded for the service they provide.

    We stand in support of Ambulance Professionals in their fight for fair work conditions.

    Yours,

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  • donated 2016-12-06 22:41:34 +1300

    Together we can do great things.

    We rely on donations from people like you to help campaign for real and meaningful change.

    Will you chip in for a better and fairer New Zealand together?

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  • signed manpower 2016-11-03 19:06:59 +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 kids-education via 2016-09-22 12:56:12 +1200

    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.

     

    47,686 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 Equal Pay 2016-09-21 09:37:55 +1200

    Equal Pay

    123 years since women got the vote, the Government has finally agreed to adopt equal pay principles. That's step one down, now there's two more to go.

    We're sending a message to Parliament to support equal pay.

    Will you add your name to it?

    3,891 signatures

     

    To the Female MPs of New Zealand

    On the 19th of  September you received a white flower in celebration of Suffrage Day. 123 years on from the enfranchisement of women in Aotearoa, it's time to really tackle the suffrage movement's next big issue - Equal Pay.

    And doing that is easy as 1, 2, 3:

    1. Implement the agreed Equal Pay Principles
    2. Settle the equal pay claim brought by Kristine Bartlett on behalf of all caregivers
    3. Allocate funding so that equal pay claims can be settled.

    I want you to know I'm right beside you taking those next steps.

    Yours sincerely

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  • signed Our democracy 2016-09-07 15:55:57 +1200

    Our democracy!

    Local Government is where some of the most vital decisions for our communities, our environment, and our families are made. It’s our democracy – let’s stand up for it!

    1,779 signatures

    This year we vote on what kind of local government we want.

    Our District and Regional Councils, and District Health Boards, make some of the most important decisions that affect our lives. It’s not just about rubbish and rates. It’s about the plans that shape our communities over decades. Local government should create jobs, protect our environment, and make sure our families and our communities enjoy the good lives we all deserve. And we can make it do that. All we have to do is work together.

    So sign up, let us know your home town so we can keep you in touch with local campaigns, and together we’ll make a real difference in our communities and across New Zealand. It’s our democracy – let’s make it work for all of us.

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  • donated 2016-08-08 09:30:40 +1200

    Donate

    Please chip in to publish the open letter to Peter Talley.

    Together we can make sure the voices of workers at Talley's AFFCO and their supporters are heard!

    Donate

  • signed Smokefree 2016-08-04 16:30:25 +1200

    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

    1,820 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 backpay 2016-06-30 19:19:47 +1200

    Stop the clock on back pay loss

    A massive payroll error means New Zealanders are owed billions in holiday backpay.
    But every day a million dollars of that debt is being written off as it passes the six year statute of limitations.

    Tell the government to stop the clock on the write-off while we get this problem fixed.

    4,907 signatures

    To the Rt Hon John Key and Cabinet,

    New Zealanders are losing a million dollars a day in unpaid leave - please put the CTU’s Bill to the house under urgency to stop the clock on this write-off. Kiwis deserve the chance to recover the back-pay they are owed.

    Yours,

     

    Click here for a copy of the Bill and here for a background document on the issue.

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  • signed protect easter 2016-05-25 15:27:06 +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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  • signed PCC Living Wage 2016-05-17 22:37:39 +1200

    A living wage for Porirua!

    Right now Porirua City Council is considering submissions on becoming a living wage city. That would mean better lives for their workers and their families, more money in the local economy, and another reason for Porirua to be proud.

    274 signatures

    Unfortunately some councillors won’t back this simple and fair proposal. But together we can let them know that it’s what their voters, and all Kiwis, want.

    Will you sign the petition for a living wage in Porirua?

    To: Nick Leggett, 'Ana Coffey, Ken Douglas, Anita Baker, Bronwyn Kropp, Euon Murrell, Tim Sheppard, Luafataali'i Ah Hoi, Izzy Ford, Denys Latham, John Burke

    We urge you to adopt the living wage at the Porirua City Council. It’s the right thing to do for your staff, for Porirua’s economy, and for the people who voted for you.

    Please, make Porirua and all of New Zealand proud - give us a living wage city.

    Yours,

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  • signed Talleys 2016-05-10 09:26:31 +1200

    Tell Talley’s to do the right thing

    Sir Peter Talley isn't listening to his workers, but he’ll listen to his community and his customers. Sign the petition to tell him to do the Kiwi thing and negotiate properly with the people who make his business successful.

    10,186 signatures

    To Sir Peter Talley

    You and your family have been part of the fabric of New Zealand's society for decades. But your response to the Kiwis working in your Talley's AFFCO meat-plants is out of line with our values as New Zealanders.

    We are the people who live in your community, who buy your products, who have helped you and your family do so well for so long. Now we ask that you do the right thing by the Kiwis who work at AFFCO and:

    • Listen to your workers and accept their right to join unions and bargain as a group.
    • Negotiate fairly with your workers’ chosen representatives.
    • Give workers real input into health and safety.

     

    We know you consider yourself to be a good New Zealander. It's time to live up to that.

    Yours,

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