Brad­ford talks of more jobs

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Po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist Sue Brad­ford is run­ning a work­shop about job cre­ation this evening.

The work­shop, De­cent Job Cre­ation, is be­ing held at the Auck­land Ac­tion Against Poverty of­fices in One­hunga.

Ms Brad­ford will look at the is­sue of ‘‘de­cent job cre­ation in our cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and be­yond, analysing key con­cepts, ideas and chal­lenges’’.

Ms Brad­ford is a mem­ber of the poverty ac­tion group as well as a mem­ber of the Mana Party.

She has ex­pressed a long-term com­mit­ment to work­ing on is­sues af­fect­ing un­em­ployed peo­ple, ben­e­fi­cia­ries, low paid work­ers and their fam­i­lies.

Ear­lier this month she spear­headed a picket out­side a safety meet­ing held at MP Paula Ben­nett’s Hen­der­son of­fice in protest over wel­fare re­form.

‘‘The harm done by the wel­fare re­forms will be a far big­ger cause of des­per­ate poverty, crime, ad­dic­tions, home­less­ness and fam­ily vi­o­lence than any con­tri­bu­tion a lack of street light­ing or po­lice on the streets might make,’’ Ms Brad­ford says.

The poverty ac­tion group says that any dis­cus­sion about un­em­ploy­ment needs to go hand-in-hand with a dis­cus­sion about cre­at­ing de­cent jobs.

The work­shop is open to ev­ery­one who is in­ter­ested in jobs and wel­fare ac­tivism.

Snacks and drinks will be of­fered from 5.40pm, with the work­shop run­ning from 6pm to 8pm at 86 Princes St, One­hunga.

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