Phil Goff claimed today that Labour is not directed by any unions. It is of course just a coincidence that the CTU wrote their workplace relations policy which gives them pretty much everything they asked for.
Only 7% of private sector workers are in a union, yet they dominate Labour. Whale has a list of the backgrounds of the Labour List.
80% of their top 10 have a union background, and 70% of their top 20.
The current average of the public polls has Labour projected to get 35 MPs. Of those 35, 22 or 63% would have a union background.
I’m all in favour of unions helping out employees who chose to join. I’m not in favour of them controlling the Government.
And no I’m not in favour of business controlling the Government either. And in the last three years business organisations have been significantly critical of many Government decisions such as keeping WFF and interest-free student loans.
I want a Government that governs in the national interest, not in the interest of the powerful groups that constitute their party.
Could you imagine the outcry if National allowed (for example) the Regional Chambers of Commerce to actually join the National Party, get seats on selection committees, have votes at conferences where their vote counts for much more than individual members, vote on party policy with their weighted numbers and gets a seat on the ruling Board?
When will someone in Labour be brave enough to reform the party, so it is one (natural) person, one vote? Parties should be comprised of individuals, not of corporate entities.Tags: Labour, unions