The EPMU Foundation Trust 2011 accounts have been filed:
- 2011 Loss of $61k (2010) Loss of $82k
- Equity â€“ negative $2.2M (therefore technically insolvent but retains â€śon-going concernâ€ť statusÂ due to the EPMUÂ not calling in their $5.6M loan (payable on demand) â€“ see Observation
- EPMU loan has been repaid $652k (this was done by selling down investments) $947k realized
- Staff have numbers of 2 employees on an average of $100k
- There are prior period error adjustments (read observation)
The Owlâ€™s observation:
So the Foundation sells assets to repay back loans â€“ doesnâ€™t that sound a lot like State Assets salesÂ model â€“ have the Foundation and EPMU stolen Nationals financial policy? There is a difference thatÂ National is using the money to invest in infrastructure and not pay back debt.
So what will the EPMU do with their $657,000 from the Foundation â€“ invest or pay operational/infrastructure costs â€“ we will only know once the EPMU have filed their accounts which were due a littleÂ while ago.
But here is the one that gets The Owl really goingâ€¦there are â€śPrior Period errors (Note 19)â€ť.
Miscalculations on sick leave. I repeat miss-calculations on employees SICK LEAVE.
How is it that UnionsÂ â€“ the guardians of employee rights canâ€™t get their own house in order?
I refer also to the previous UnionÂ accounts which I wrote about that were qualified by their auditors because the Union couldnâ€™t calculateÂ the holiday provision. There is only 2 staff. Lets count together 1â€¦2
Really this type of error by Unions is unacceptable.
If I was a memberâ€¦.