Nasty politics of division from a Nasty Union for a Nasty Party

Cactus Kate looks at the CTU’s latest political campaign on behalf of Labour. labour are flat broke and so we are now seeing the unions step up in the campaign spending members money on supporting Labour.

This election Labour sponsor, Helen Kelly’s wealthy Council of Trade Unions has poured members funds into a series of advertisements targeted at their voting pool. The under class and lower wealth classes of New Zealand.

Not one European male, Asian or Indian, professional male or female of any race, not one well dressed or attractive model. All have been dressed and constructed in a way to look as underclass and needy as they could.

Sunglasses, gansta headgear, shaved female head, hats on sideways or backwards, threatening positions with knives for heavens sake, tatts, hoodies, earrings, nose rings, absolutely shameless use of kiddies as vanity props and skateboards.

…Labour MP’s have been plugging the ads on social media today.

This is an ad for Labour which will backfire I think as the models have been made to look so desperate and pathetic that it will attract Mana and Green voters to the booth instead. They are specifically worded to incite hatred against those who these voting groups currently believe to be more powerful than they are and lead by link straight to the enrollment pages. The models used are made to look as threatening as possible to the middle and upper wealth classes. A few there basically look ready to rob your house or steal your kid’s cellphone.

This highlights a significant problem with unions now. Originally setup to protect workers safety, work conditions, health and saftey they have now become political armies seeking to spend large amounts of their members fees promoting one political view point without reagrd to why unions were founded.

I believe that several law changes need to be made around unions. The first would be to require them to focus only on welfare, health and safety for their members. Secondly I would amend the Electoral Act so that only natural persons can belong to or donate to a political party. Labour only claims mass membership through it’s affliates. The last thing I would do is remove payroll protection for union dues. If the union’s want members cash they should ask for it themselves and make the arrangements to collect it. It shouldn’t be the employer’s job.

Remember too that the CTU is amongst nine unions plus Labour and the Greens who are registered to spend large amounts of money retaining MMP because they believe it is the the system that best gifts them power. Vote for Change in the referendum on November 26 and vote against the unions.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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