Minimum wage for all
I was interested in the letter in SWN (June 27, 2012) Slave Labour being rife in the community
Slave labour does exist in this country among many migrants and disabled workers getting paid far below the minimum wage. It was mentioned in the exemption of minimum wage act, which is administered by the Labour Department. I think that this act should be abolished and that our workers whether migrants, disabled or beneficiaries should be entitled to the minimum wage. Why are they subject to assessments twice a year? This is discrimination and there are laws put into place that say that people cannot be discriminated against.
In Mr Emerson’s letter he mentioned it being condoned in many workplaces, so why should small groups in New Zealand and in our town be discriminated against. We need to act as a community to try and get this practice changed. B De Lisle
Tokoroa mayor who is for himself. I also know for a fact that he listens.
I was repulsed by what happened to Mr and Mrs Gabolinscy and condemn those responsible for the attack. They are the ones who should be ashamed, as they carried out the assault. Reading between the lines J Blower seems to be holding the mayor as being totally responsible. I notice there was no condemnation of the perpetrators in the letter. I suggest to J Blower that she put her money where her mouth is and stand for the mayoralty at the next election. We will then be able to see if she has any hearing defects and whether she can be successful in remedying all the lack of action, bad decisions and problem areas, she claims are in our community.
D Blair Tokoroa
READY TO GO: ANZ Tokoroa’s branch manager Michele Albutt and services consultant Casey Scott visited Whakamaru School to hand over a $1000 ANZ Netball grant for uniforms and gear to the school’s netball team. The grant is part of $100,000 being awarded by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group to clubs, schools, fans and social teams around the country. The players received new bibs, uniforms, gear bags and training and match balls.