Busting Union lies

The Maritime Union has conducted themselves in an appalling fashion during their dispute with Ports of Auckland. They have basically lied from start to finish. It has only be through the efforts of bloggers than many of their lies have been revealed. Cactus Kate scotched the notion that they were poorly paid hard done by manual labourers, and the Ports of Auckland had the figures independently audited. It was Cactus Kate who also called them out for being sexist and racist.

The Maritime Union through their proxies in the Labour party and the CTU started an “information campaign a couple of weeks ago…now the Ports of Auckland has responded to the claims made in those documents and upped the ante on the Maritime Union by also filing “an application with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to rule on what it considers is a serious and calculated breach of good faith in the Maritime Union’s current publicity campaign.”

I wonder if Garry Parsloe and his union pals will now call off their all expenses paid trip to Sydney to attend the ERA sitting or will they cry off that until a time better suited to them?

Here is the POAL rebuttal document which arrived via my tipline a short while ago. As you will see the Union isn’t blessed with truthfulness.

POAL -Union-Misinformation 21 Feb

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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