Have the Unions and Labour Party broken the Party Donation laws? –Observation by the Owl
Current Labour Campaigns (from NZ Labour website)
- Stop the great NZ Sell OFF
- Labour champions Living Wage (Press Release 14/2/2013)
- Manufacturing Enquiry
Current CTU and Union campaigns (from NZCTU website)
- Keep our Assets
- Living Wage
- Manufacturing Crisis
Here is the rule regarding Party Donations (From Electoral Commission website)
Donation of labour and discounted goods and services
Donation of labour does not count as long as the person is donating their own labour free of charge. The donation of someone else’s time (for example, by a business of its employees’ time) may constitute a donation. A discount offered on the price of someone’s own labour may also count as a donation.
If goods or services are provided at less than reasonable market value, the difference between the contract price of the goods or services and their reasonable market value is a donation (if the reasonable market value of the goods exceeds $1,500) from the person who provided the goods or services.
Observation by the Owl
I will keep this short and sweet – refer my post The Owl on Joyce 29th November 2012.
With the Unions $100M in revenues and 20% of the vote – who is driving Labour?
What did the Unions charge Labour for their policy promotion?
Was it discounted or free?