Gold in hypocricy

The annual girls’ artistic tour has distracted me from the news over the last couple of days.

In that time the EPMU has joined Winston Peters in the race for the gold in hypocricy by suspending Shawn Tan as organiser of their call centre because he’s been selected as a list candidate for Act. Keeping Stock points out the EPMU website lists various grounds on which workers can lodge compliants on discrimination.

Just imagine the uproar if a worker was suspended for standing for the Labour Party.

Union theory often seems to be based on the premise all employers are bad employers, out to take advantage of, exploit, and/or mistreat their employees. This action by the EPMU suggests that this prejudice against employers is because unions judge them by their own low standards.

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