Mike Pulman Radio moves to new time slot

Mike Pulman Radio will move to a new time slot of 2.00pm every Friday from from August 12th, shifting from its later time of 3.30pm.

As part of The Big Listen, people are encouraged to get involved in Access Radio to share the stories that matter to them. Unlike commercial radio, stations like Free FM promote free speech and challenging media, encouraging people to reach out to their communities to discuss important issues.

By nature, Access Radio is home to diverse content and boasts a large amount of ethnic faith and disability-related shows.  Continue reading Mike Pulman Radio moves to new time slot

More than 200 Support Workers protest in Hamilton

More than 200 Support Workers based in the Waikato are unhappy with their pay rate, and they took to the streets to protest this afternoon.

Community Living Trust, one of New Zealand’s best-known disability and community support providers, recently have their Support Workers a 9-cent pay rise offer, which their employees say is simply not enough, and quickly rejected.

The organisation recorded an operating surplus of 70% for the year ended June 2015.

CLC Support Workers say that the offer is “insulting”, and for 2 hours today, took to the streets in protest, taking time off from supporting their clients to do so as well.

The Support Workers are currently on the minimum wage but work full time supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Support Workers say they have had many meetings with CLC in the past, with no positive results.

A mediation process took place this afternoon between CLC Support Workers and their employers in the hopes of a better offer being made.