Simon Bridges is a new minister, he needs things to do, here is an idea with which he can make himself useful:
Mr Springborg said he had launched a review to learn whether â€śthese policies are about delivering for patients and workers, or if they are about delivering for union bosses and Laborâ€ť.
â€śI don’t think that’s right, people can join a union if they want, they shouldn’t be encouraged to join a union and we shouldn’t be having our staff [following] some sort of edict which was dreamt up by the Labor party and the unions,â€ť he said.Â
â€śOur managers are going out there and dragooning people into joining unions which then means we collect their union fees, give it to the unions and a lot of it finds its way back to the Labor party.
â€śIt is some sort of elaborate taxpayer-funded money laundering exercise where the unions and the Labor party devised this policy in 2008-2009 to force our managers to actually encourage people to join unions.â€ť