Will Cunliffe keep his word and apply Part 6A to his own office

September 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

of the Employment Relations Act forces employers who win contracts off their competitors to make job offers to all the existing staff of the competitor they have won the contract off.

At present Part 6A only applies to a few industries where workers are deemed vulnerable, such as cleaning.

However campaigned on a promise of extending Part 6A to all workers.

Therefore to avoid being labelled a hypocrite, I can only assume that the new Labour Leader will be making job offers to all the existing staff of David Shearer’s office.

How could you argue for a law change to protect the rights of employees whose employers lose a contract, and then fail to apply the same standard to yourself?

It’s just like how Labour (and Green) MPs argue against trial periods in employment, yet have all their staff on contracts that allow them to terminate their contracts without cause at any time – basically a never ending trial period.

So will David Cunliffe live up to his campaign pledge and apply Part 6A to the Labour Leader’s office and make them all a job offer? For as the old saying goes, what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

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28 Responses to “Will Cunliffe keep his word and apply Part 6A to his own office”

  1. iMP (2,147 comments) says:

    So, what we’re saying is that David Cunliffe is also under a 90 days job trial period? Awesome.

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  2. Harriet (4,002 comments) says:

    “……Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act forces employers who win contracts off their competitors to make job offers to all the existing staff of the competitor they have won the contract off…..”

    Pay rises will now be given as a signal to the comrades everywhere – from Dear Leader! :cool:

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  3. emmess (1,332 comments) says:

    So will David Cunliffe live up to his campaign pledge and apply Part 6A to the Labour Leader’s office and make them all a job offer? For as the old saying goes, what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

    This is what I imagine David Cunliffe would say to that

    I will give them jobs alright.
    I will give them jobs go to suck my fucking dick.

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  4. Paulus (2,291 comments) says:

    Thought Mold already given her marching orders ?

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  5. rouppe (852 comments) says:

    Can National MP’s use question time to ask Cunliffe this? If so, why haven’t they?

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  6. JeffW (303 comments) says:

    Copyright from around 2 weeks ago.

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  7. flipper (3,267 comments) says:

    rouppe (712) Says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Can National MP’s use question time to ask Cunliffe this? If so, why haven’t they?
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    ****

    NO, more’s the pity.

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  8. scrubone (2,971 comments) says:

    Part 6A is one of those laws that sounds like a wonderful idea… until you think about it for 5 minutes.

    The idea that this might be extended to all workers shows a distinct break with reality.

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  9. burt (7,085 comments) says:

    But it’s different when Labour do it … Oh here we go … lets get inside the mindset of a sense of entitlement lefty….

    1) This new policy is essential for the good of all NZ’ers….
    2) This new policy isn’t law yet so we don’t need to abide by the intent of the social engineering we will enforce on everyone else.
    3) Move on.

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  10. Rich Prick (1,319 comments) says:

    A rule for thee, but not for me.

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  11. jaba (2,068 comments) says:

    5 MINS to Question time and I’m at work .. bugger .. it should be laugh. Key MUST have a list of wise cracks to fire at Cunliffe and all deserved

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  12. Alfred (52 comments) says:

    Simon Bridges needs to get rid of this fucking useless Part6A while he has the chance!

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  13. Psycho Milt (1,974 comments) says:

    I didn’t realise the parliamentary Labour party contracted out office services to the party leader. When did they start doing that?

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  14. iMP (2,147 comments) says:

    One less to worry about; Dalziel has finally resigned. The right decision if a little late. I note the Press are already calling her the “mayor in waiting” and profiling hubby. Somewhat presumptuous? The result is still a month away.

    http://conzervative.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/dalziel-resignation-welcomed/

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  15. Jinky (152 comments) says:

    Will John Key give all his office workers a pay rise to get their wages closer to pay of Australian workers as he promised to do? Or is it only Cunliffe who is expected to keep his promises?

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  16. Dirty Rat (376 comments) says:

    I didnt realise Cunliffe was an employer, nor did I realise he was a contractor…there we go…we learn something new everyday.

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  17. wat dabney (3,424 comments) says:

    Silly DPF, the rules don’t apply to cunting politicians

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  18. Bill Ted (59 comments) says:

    So Mold is gone already and you’d think the likes of Julian Robbins has to go as well since he’s not much chop. The research unit would have been packed up and shipped out already. They all hate Cunliffe so if any of them stay you know it’s because no one else wants them. Cunliffe can’t implement Part 6A. It’s a joke. He knows that.

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  19. mikemikemikemike (239 comments) says:

    seriously? this is the best that you could come up with – an ‘attack’ on hypocrisy using their stance on Employment contracts? Thank god you are not a National Party strategist.

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  20. Alan (908 comments) says:

    I’m sure Mold technically resigned anyway.

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  21. burt (7,085 comments) says:

    mikemikemikemike

    Cunliffe said it would be extended to all workers – So sure he can use partisan apologists like yourself to hide behind for now – but the point remains that he is currently acting against the intent of changes he plans to make us all abide by.

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  22. burt (7,085 comments) says:

    Jinky

    Will John Key give all his office workers a pay rise to get their wages closer to pay of Australian workers as he promised to do? Or is it only Cunliffe who is expected to keep his promises?

    They did it too …. My leader is only as corrupt and self serving as your leader so there is nothing wrong with my leader !!!!

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  23. Than (368 comments) says:

    @Psycho Milt and Dirty Rat – Quibbling over technicalities is not the best way to defend your principals.

    These employees, through no fault on their part, have lost their job because of higher level organisational changes beyond their control. Why should this be so unacceptable in one situation but fine in another?

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  24. thedavincimode (6,102 comments) says:

    … but Cunners said he would reduce unemployment … ??

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  25. Dirty Rat (376 comments) says:

    Than

    sorry but you are a Tosser. a big David Farrar Cum Swallowing tosser, its got nothing to do with technicalities, those employees havent lost their job, they have been shifted sideways.

    Making shit up and believing lies certainly isnt one way of attacking principles..enjoy your circle jerk you muppet

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  26. bhudson (4,720 comments) says:

    I recall David Shearer got such fierce and blind support when he started as leader too…

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  27. Psycho Milt (1,974 comments) says:

    Quibbling over technicalities is not the best way to defend your principals.

    One man’s quibbling over technicalities is another’s concern for accuracy. For example, I haven’t had a principal since I was in school, and back then he was called a headmaster.

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  28. Elaycee (4,059 comments) says:

    So will David Cunliffe live up to his campaign pledge and apply Part 6A to the Labour Leader’s office and make them all a job offer?

    Fat chance! I’d get better odds for the sighting of a pterodactyl flying down Queen Street.

    Hypocrisy has no limits for the left. Why should we expect to see any change now?

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