“Our elected conference delegates feel very strongly that a Labour-Green coalition government is the best hope for restoring workers’ rights, rebuilding our manufacturing sector with a sustainable strategy for jobs, and ensuring that all Kiwis get a fair share of the growing economy,” says Bill Newson, national secretary of the EPMU. . .
Note the Labour-Green coalition emphasising the influence the Green Party would have on government led by a weak Labour Party.
When they say workers’ rights they mean unions’ rights.
Rebuilding the manufacturing sector? Unions are buying in to the manufactured manufacturing crisis too even though the facts belie the panic.
Unions should be looking right not left for a sustainable strategy for jobs.
The Labour and Green strategy is anti-business and anti growth which is the antithesis of sustainable for jobs.
“Despite what the Prime Minister has claimed, unions don’t have millions of dollars to give to political parties,” says Bill Newson. “But this year we have a critical opportunity to make things better for New Zealand workers and their families and making donations to Labour and the Greens is one way we can make that happen.”
The donations total:
· $60,000 to the Labour Party
· $15,000 to the Green Party
“In addition the EPMU will be campaigning hard to get voters enrolled and turned out to vote in the election period,” says Bill Newson. “All voters deserve to have a say in who forms the next government.” . . .
What would be the reaction if a business gave $75,000 to National and one of its coalition partners, influenced candidate selection and policy then paid its staff to campaign on their behalf?
There would be cries of corruption.
Why is it any different for unions?