Not declaring an interest again

I criticised a few weeks ago an article on telecommunications reform by NZ Business Roundtable Chair Rob McLeod, which did not disclose he was a Director of Telecom.

Just as bad today is Matt McCarten’s Herald on Sunday column which talking of industrial relations, says:

Thankfully, there is a breath of fresh air. The successful fight by young workers employed in fast-food restaurants in Auckland for a better deal gives me hope. The Unite union’s campaign against low wages and youth rates has dovetailed nicely with the Greens’ Sue Bradford’s bill against youth rates.

Now in praising the Unite union, it is useful to know that Matt is the “Organising Director” of Unite.

The fact this is fairly well-known doesn’t negate the responsibility of the Herald on Sunday to disclose this.

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