Manufacturing a crisis

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It seems some MUNZ workers are now talking out of school.

MUNZ are dominated on the floor in Auckland by a bunch (probably around 20) of gnarly old wharfies who have been with the Port for a long time. Years.

They are probably getting near retirement, and will be due pensions in the not too distant future. One pension I’m told exceeds $800,000.

Is it possible that this whole dispute thing is really about them getting redundancy as well as pension through this process.

They would get a large redundancy payment, given the time they have been with the Port, and lose none of their pension.

They are much better off than the newer employees who haven’t amassed a large pension, or many service years.

Is it possible that they have jacked this up to suit themselves?

We already know that they are greedy rich pricks when it comes to working hours and remuneration, is the top echelon of the union really so greedy and callous as to throw their workmates under the straddle carriers so they can cream off the cash?

I think they might be.

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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.

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