What I find incredible is not that several members of the VUWSA Executive have done stupid things, but that they are so unapologetic for it. Of course when your members can’t resign in disgust, it is easy to be petulant rather than accountable.
Salient reports the Lincoln Vice-President as saying:
“The officers who did this don’t seem to quite understand that they are in a role of leadership and have to lead by example. Every association is remembered for [its worst action] and sadly this year the Vic exec will not be remembered for anything positive – from a national view at least,”
The Exec members (excluding the President) don’t apologise for this, but attack the Lincoln VP and justify their actions by saying at least they didn’t sexually harrass anyone, like some other delegate did.
Their behaviour has been so bad even the student friendly Vic VC, Pat Walsh, has expressed his concern about their behaviour. So how do the Exec react?
They blame Salient for reporting their behaviour in a sensationalist fashion? Yes, seriously. It is all Salient’s fault. Those exec members have a fine career ahead as Labour Party Cabinet Minister’s blaming the media.
They are upset that Salient reported on their stealing things and licking up each other’s urine, rather than their positives such as conducting a workshop. Reporting on this is “Tabloid ethics” it seems.
Anyway the Exec are now concentrating on issues of concern to Vic students. They are supporting the industrial action against Spotless Services. And what the fuck does that have to do with the 20,000 Vic students? Oh it is because such workers and students both get raw deals sometimes. By this logic VUWSA will also be campaigning to help French farmers.Tags: New Zealand