Derek Cheng at the Herald reports:
The Labour Party’s vision for the future of work and wages is virtually identical to a unions’ wishlist outlined at the party’s annual conference a year ago, prompting questions about their influence.
Of course it is identical. Labour is effectively the parliamentary wing of the unions.
It is incredible to consider that Phil Goff who supported so many of the reforms of the 1980s, is now pushing a return to the 1970s.
What other new policies will Labour announce? Maybe ..
- No Sunday trading, to give workers a break
- A retail pricing commission which sets maximum retail prices to stop consumers from being ripped off
- A rent freeze
What other 1970s policies should Labour resurrect?Tags: Industrial relations, Labour, unions