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Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright supports CTU National Secretary Helen Kelly. (NBR post)

Tim Groser should chanel his touching concern for the interest of New Zealand workers into arguing against the reduction of their rights at work. It is against New Zealand interests to treat New Zealand workers as second class citizens in their own country. How could the President of the AFLCIO possibly visit as a guest of the Government when one of the core changes proposed will remove workers rights to access their union at work when they have issues and concerns.

Posted by Helen Kelly at 02:31 pm on July 30, 2010
Fair point Helen!

I’m very disappointed at this National Government’s tactic of attempting to extend the 90 day ‘trial period’ to ALL workers, when that was not stated in their 2008 pre-election policy; and attempts to ‘remove workers rights to access their union at work when they have issues and concerns.’

I fail to see any restrictions on the ability of employers or big business to organise to represent their interests?

Where is the Register of Lobbyists, and ‘Lobbying Code of Conduct’ so there is some transparency and accountability regarding who exactly is meeting Ministers?

VERY even-handed treatment by this National/ACT Government.


Penny Bright

Media Spokesperson
Water Pressure Group
Judicially recognised ‘Public Watchdog’ on Metrowater, water and Auckland regional governance matters.
“Anti-corruption campaigner”

Auckland Mayoral candidate

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July 30, 2010 - Posted by | Human rights

1 Comment »

  1. keep up the good work. Thanks for the info on Jane, sorry cannot be in auckland tomorrow, i live in Carterton

    Comment by merlene shedlock | August 9, 2010 | Reply

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