Today starts the long convoluted select committee process over Simon Bridgesâ€™ Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The unions hate it with a passion and believe that the skyâ€™s about to fall in and itâ€™s some cunning plot to have the rich elite take over the world â€“ all thanks to the Nats.
Chairing the Committee is Hamilton East MP David Bennett. This is his big chance to show heâ€™s not afraid of the unions, and to not allow committee proceedings to be captured by whinging corrupt unions like theÂ EPMUÂ andÂ SFWU.
In fact, this gives him and the other Nat MPs Mike Sabin, Chris Auchinvole, Cam Calder and Simon Oâ€™Connor a good opportunity to ask questions to the unions about how theyâ€™re ripping off their members.
Along with the EPMU and SFWU it is likely they will be prsented with a submission fromÂ The Maritime Union’s Gary Parlsoe who has also flown in to have a massive whinge about facilitation, seems he was happy to tell the Koru lounge this morning in a rather loud voice that he isn’t happy with the facilitator. He also spoke briefly with a EPMU bloke who he roundly criticised to his mates after her left, things could get tense between the unions at the select committee.Â Read more »