Another nasty SJW attack on My Food Bag

My Food Bag has been attacked on social media before and I wrote about it at the time. Now an ex-political journalist who works for New Zealand’s largest union and describes herself as a “Union spin doctor,” has instigated another nasty attack.


One of the social justice warriors Dave Phillips, who shares Jessica William’s bandwagon has “Union Thug” on his facebook profile. I think this neatly sums up the calibre and motivation of the people involved in this hit on a reputable business. The photo of him includes a badge that reads “Die Scab




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Not only is Jessica Williams using social media to attack  Talleys and My Food bag she is also proudly retweeting the tweets of those she has successfully spin doctored into boycotting their service.Their crime? Buying a product from a company Jessica William’s employer is hostile towards.

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The last retweet is from a typical SJW who doesn’t think about the real life consequences of boycotts. When you hurt businesses in the pocket you hurt workers whether they are members of a union or not. SJWs say they are supporting Talley workers with their boycotts of Talleys and My Food bag but it is Talley workers and My Food Bag workers who will suffer reduced hours or job losses if their businesses revenue is reduced.

Unions that encourage their members to tell others to not buy their employer’s products are fools. They are telling their members to hurt their employer by cutting their own wrists. It is yet another example showing that Unions are large dinosaurs with a very small brain.


I wrote to My Food Bag to offer them Whaleoil’s support and was pleased to learn that they have chosen to stand up to the Social Justice Warriors in a very polite and reasonable way.

Dear Juana
Thank you for your support of My Food Bag and your comments on current Union interest in My Food Bag’s supplier relationship with Talley’s.
Talley’s is one of more than 200 suppliers accepted in our Approved Supplier Programme.  This ensures that our suppliers meet our requirements across a range of categories
The sustainability and ethical requirements suppliers must adhere to are both comprehensive and designed to ensure they conform not only legally but also to what our customers expect from us.
In addition to other food safety, ingredient and operational requirements, the sustainability and ethical requirements that My Food Bag suppliers must adhere to are as follows:
–              Exclusive use of free range, free farmed or wild meat and animal products;
–              Fair worker remuneration, and labour rights;
–              Suppliers operate an approved Health and Safety policy under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, or subsequent legislation;
–              Bribery and corruption free business practices;
–              Seafood procured in line with the NZ’s Quota Management System (QMS);
–              Products free of harmful preservatives and/or additives
–              No frozen butchery, poultry, or seafood products unless specifically approved.
Sustainability pervades everything we do at My Food Bag and suppliers are required to support us in this.
Following recent complaints about Talley’s employee relations we met with Talley’s management and they agreed to an independent ethical trade audit of the company’s operations. 
The audit was completed by SEDEX and we for now we are satisfied Talley’s is conforming to My Food Bag’s standards and New Zealand laws with regards to current health and safety of Talley’s employees. The company’s business ethics have also been cleared. 
The green light is welcome news.  Not only does it reassure us that we can we continue to work with a local company but also it confirms our sustained support of the Kiwi farmers who supply them.


  • MaryLou

    Great news. Just Google SEDEX and it’s an interesting organisation. Even more interesting is that according to this email they have not seen to take issue with Talleys. Tells you something, huh.

  • oldmanNZ

    “was interested but will wait untill…”

    Meaning they not even a customer of mfb, yet they complaining?

    Im not a customer of my foodbag, but i do buy talleys.
    Because of that, so yes, my next bag of mixed veges will be talleys.

    • I think you will find most of those threatening never to buy again have never bought in the past.

    • Tracy

      That was my first thought too – none of the so called “boycotters” were actually customers anyway so not exactly a great loss.

    • Soleman

      I used to see Talleys in the supermarket freezer but always bought Watties on the basis that they were local (Hawkes Bay). After reading of the problems that Talleys were having with the unions I have altered my purchasing and some Talley’s product now finds its way into our freezer. Good stuff, too.

  • Goldie

    Just did a quick search to see what the problem is with Talleys. All I could find is that it seems they are somewhat anti-union, to the extent that they offer the employees better rates and benefits if they don’t join a union… good on them!

  • XCIA

    I would be surprised if any of these idiots knew where their kitchen was, let alone possess the skills to actually put a meal together, being chardonnay socialists and cafe trollops.

  • Big_Al

    Typical Union bullying tactics. There is no place for them in our modern day society and most of them are just bottom feeders. Just like Andy, they have this missguided nastiness built into them. Perhaps they should be identified and their businesses and places of employment should be boycotted. This would threated their jobs and livelyhood. See how they like that.

  • Seriously?

    I suppose if the want to boycott a product then that is their right. If they want to advocate others do the same that too is their right provided that they don’t mislead people in their quest to convince them to do so.

    In this case, I think it is misleading to suggest that My Food Bag somehow endorses the employment relations situation at Talley’s (which I know nothing of so may or may not be worthy of opprobrium) by using its products.

    If you want to go that far, you can probably call for a boycott of a vast number of products, none the least of which being the cellphones or laptops from which the SJWs tweet their twitter twit tweets.

  • lyall

    MFB should tell the media that Nadia Lim believes the attack is racially motivated, that will shut them up or at least set more SJW’s on to the union thugs!
    Thats us!

  • taxpayer

    So y’all, y’all?? A SJW union thug or a wanna be gangsta rapper?
    I guess a thug is a thug is a thug so why not speak in gangsta lingo huh.

  • Kevin

    I love how JW is claiming she’s not calling for a boycott. Result is the same so same diff, my dear. SJWs always lie.

    Good to see My Food Bag not rolling over and apologising in the face of this thuggery – yep, thuggery – as any reasonable person would see it as.

  • In Vino Veritas

    I think everyone needs to remember that (1) Unions, like Labour, are dying in both membership and influence and (2) these people tweeting and whatever online things they are doing are a very, very small minority of NZ’rs with radical political views.
    Personally, I think both Unions and these SJW’s can be safely ignored. The only airtime they get (and generally its the Unions) is via the media. They’d have been long defunct if not for the media.

  • Aucky

    Such outrage in the Peoples Socialist Republic of Grey Lynn-Aotearoa. The cause celebre to be the centre of angsty debate over their craft beers & pork belly this weekend. I’m sure that Theresa Gattung and Kevin Roberts (Nadia’s fellow directors) are more than a match for these gobby keyboard warriors.

  • Eborst

    How dare Talley’s or any other successful business stand up to a union!!!
    No wonder unions are becoming irrelevant. The more money they put into the labour party the better because it will have minimal impact. The sad thing is that some of their members are paying their hard earned union fees only to have the money spent on a lost cause.

  • spanishbride

    Miz Williams is having a rant on twitter. She didn’t even bother to check who wrote the article before going after Cam.She claims that the article states that she called for a boycott when my exact words were…
    ” has instigated another nasty attack.” and “proudly retweeting the tweets of those she has successfully spin doctored into boycotting their service”
    She attacked My Food Bag and the retweets are from people who in reaction to her attack chose to boycott them. Case closed.Cause and effect Miz Williams.

    • Sally

      However she didn’t tweet My Food Bags reply, the one she had been waiting on for months. That wouldn’t fit the agenda.

    • Isherman

      Well, according to Tiso who has rushed in to lend his moral support, we are “low information” readers, so, to help us low information readers out, perhaps he could assist and point out in the above post which part is not “sticking to the facts”, which she IS accusing WO of.

      • Sally

        As a “low information reader” could they also explain what #NotMyFoodBag means if not a boycott?
        Maybe it is someone else’s food bag and we have it all wrong.

      • Nige.

        And tiso knows full well that he can come here and argue his case openly. He has done so before so why wouldn’t he suggest the same for his friend?

  • johnnyB

    This is a classic case of manufacturing a boycott when one doesn’t exist – comments like’was interested’ and ‘wont consider’ – someone needs to tell them that a boycott only is effective if you withdraw from something your already purchase.

  • Keyser Soze

    Makes me want to go and buy MyFoodBag.

  • David Kerr

    Been using food bag for ages, happy to continue. Very good by the way

  • Nige.

    It’s well known here that Talley’s is the place to work if you are a factory worker.

    They simply have the best conditions and rates. They have all modern machinery and they take safety very seriously. What’s more workers are eligible for staff discounts. And there is transport available.


    What more would any worker want for?