Today, he finds us a battling Mum who tells a tale of redundancy woe, factory workers laid off, a futile hunt for a job and now the bleak prospect of maybe having to go to Australia to get work.
After ploughing through paragraphs of this sad tale of an ordinary worker beset by troubles, we hit the last couple of paragraphs.
And lo and behold, the working Mum Simon discovered by diligent research is……a Member of the Labour Party Waitakere Electorate Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the EPMU.
She counts herself lucky to have lots of contacts. She is on the Labour Party’s Waitakere electorate committee and is on the national executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
Since she is on the national executive of the EPMU perhaps she might like to explain their massive losses over recent years?