Of course it is political

After being busted with their lies, head liar of the Maritime Union, Garry Parsloe,  has had a whine that us nasty bloggers are all political:

The Maritime Union has criticized the circulation of a “fact sheet” produced for the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) management that repeats incorrect information.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National President Garry Parsloe says not only is the “fact sheet” misleading, but it is a symptom of a deeply politicized management who need to be brought under control by the ports shareholders.

Mr Parsloe says the document produced by Ernst and Young indicates that management are now engaged in an expensive and unaccountable public relations war against their own employees, funded by Auckland ratepayers.

He says the Ports of Auckland Limited do not have this new fact sheet obviously available on their own corporate website [as of 9pm 24 January 2012], but it has appeared during the day on various right wing blogs including National Party affiliated individuals in what appears to be a political campaign by senior managers at the Port.

The Union donating money tot he political campaigns of Mike Lee, Len Brown and the labour party isn’t in any way political now is it?

Of course it is political when a hard bitten 1950s bunch of sexist, racist, lying bully boys spin rubbish. Facts matter and there are none better than audited figures from a top 4 firm. Garry Parsloe has not produced any facts yet in this dispute. Every number he has produced and every statement made has been shown with documentary evidence to have been a lie.

He lied about the wages and conditions, he lied about the wording of letters sent to workers and now he is lying again by omission. The port workers really must be scratching their heads at the value of more than $500,000 per annum of union dues being used to fund this fool.


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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.

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