You are a left-wing union and the the biggest apologist for the left-wing in the NZ Blogosphere Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn lambasts you.
Further Idiot goes on to point out the numerous ways in which the actions of the EPMU are illegal.
That’s just not on. It’s unfair, it compromises the right of everyone to participate directly in our democracy, and if the political shoe had been on the other foot – if Tan had worked for Business NZ and was standing for Labour – they would be shouting this to the heavens. But quite apart from being unfair and hypocritical, it is also illegal. “Political opinion” is a prohibited ground of discrimination in the Human Rights Act. Employers are forbidden from refusing to employ someone, offer them less favourable terms and conditions and opportunities, or terminate or subject them to any detriment, on the basis of their political beliefs. While there is rightly an exemption for work of a political nature, it only covers political advisors to politicians or candidates, or employees of a political party. And as the Electoral Commission noted a few weeks ago, the EPMU isn’t the Labour Party.
Yes, massive PR disaster fro the EPMU, now where is Matt McCarten from UNITE, I think there is a cusotmer out there for you.