Labour trying jobs for the boys again

November 1st, 2012 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

The main job of seems to be to try and enhance union power and funding, and the main job of many is to get elected. If it involved businesses, it would be called corrupt.  The latest example is on the obscure Advanced Technology Institute Bill. Look at the select committee report and the minority report from Labour:

In particular, it points to the recognition in that Act of the interest of unions as representatives of employees, both in industries directly engaged in the economic development that NZTE assists, and in the wider economy. The submitter asked that these provisions be mirrored in the ATI bill. We agree with this recommendation, and believe that union representation should be added to clause 10(4)(b)(i).

Firstly unions are not representative of employees. Off memory less than 17% of employees belong to a union and in the private sector it is under 9%.

But on Labour, they have done it again after backtracking on their plans to legislate to exclude unions from the lobbying bill they are now trying to legislate seats for unions on the stakeholder advisory board of the Advanced Technology Institute. Imagine if the Nats put up an amendment for a seat for Business NZ.

It would be interesting to find out whether this was signed by their research and innovation spokesperson David Shearer – is all this union sycophancy from Labour because they are about to gain 20% of the vote on future Labour leaders?

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6 Responses to “Labour trying jobs for the boys again”

  1. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Countering the evils of political nepotism – is a worthy cause in any democracy.

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  2. Yoza (1,879 comments) says:

    ” If it involved businesses, it would be called corrupt.”

    No. I think you will find that this would be called maintaining the status quo.

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  3. Reid (16,509 comments) says:

    No. I think you will find that this would be called maintaining the status quo.

    Yoza that’s a lefty hallucination which doesn’t exist.

    All lefty mentals hallucinate that working life is a permanent dog-eat-dog struggle for survival when in fact for everyone of us INCLUDING ALL THE FUCKING LEFTIES it’s actually quite benevolent and everyone is free to move around and progress themselves without let or hindrance. I mean for example, in your job Yoza, is it quite benevolent or is it dog-eat-dog? If the latter, then in what ways?

    So this hallucination gives the idiot lefties, in their own tiny minds, not just the right, but the duty to become enraged with furious anger against the vicious oppwessors. The lefties in their towering fallacy which doesn’t exist build themselves up into some white knight in their own stupid little minds, fuwiously battling the evil ones, which don’t exist, on behalf of the poor victim workers, who aren’t victims.

    I suspect you’re one of these mentals Yoza. I don’t know you but from your comment you seem to be hallucinating that students are victims, as well as workers. I mean they’re not, but that’s how you’d justify yourself to them, isn’t it. When all of us know that your real reason is because students are perfect cannon-fodder for the leftist causes you idiots embrace so fervently, and this venal motive is the ONLY reason you scum are seeking that voice, so you can pwetend you’re fighting for the victims, who don’t exist, get paid by OPM for doing this, when really you’re only there to propagate and grow your own ideology amongst fertile soil. And you have the cheek to pretend this is not why you’re doing this.

    I don’t know how you lefties sleep at night Yoza, I really don’t.

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  4. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Reid…..;-)

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  5. Yoza (1,879 comments) says:

    “I don’t know how you lefties sleep at night Yoza, I really don’t.”

    Peacefully, deeply and with a clear conscience.

    Seriously Reid, the amount of crazy shit you put in that post suggests you are not entirely secure in the beliefs you are attempting to maintain. I think I can say, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that I sleep more tranquilly than you.

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  6. Reid (16,509 comments) says:

    Feel free to point out the factual errors in my 9:12 Yoza.

    Which part is wrong?

    The dog-eat-dog bit?

    The white knight bit?

    The student politics bit?

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