There’s a poll too which has given the paper the desired result.
The National-led Government, which has been in charge of the country during Southland’s worst unemployment rate in more than a decade, has turned down the opportunity to attend a political debate to try to jumpstart the region’s economy.
Council of Trade Unions Southland convener Anna Huffstutler said about 300 job cuts and displacements throughout the region by major employers, including New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and Alliance, had prompted the council to organise the Southland economy debate next month.
The aim was to highlight the Government’s role in the region’s economy but it was disappointing every invitation she sent to members of the National Party was turned down citing “previous engagements”.
Right so the Labour partyÂ affiliateÂ the CTU organises a “debate”…then gets mad when the government tells them to sling their hook. Then the Southland Times
cut/pastes a union press release prints a story with a loaded survey too boot.
For the benefit of this ‘journalist’.
The CTU is not an objective and impartial political participant.
This is worse than the Herald on Sunday running LAbour flunkies as impartial and hard done by house hunters.