Picking holes in Shearer’s speech

Apart from promising a whole lot of extra handbrakes on business, David Shearer had this to say in his speech yesterday.

“I’m constantly told by people they are working harder than ever before, but can’t seem to get ahead or just keep their head above water.  They’re right. Over the past three years median wages have gone backwards by almost $13 a week once you take into account rising prices.”

Lucky he didn’t tell us about being told about a mythical painter on a roof again, or a video that exists only in his imagination.

Labour also campaigned on this issue during the 2011 election.

Unfortunately for David Shearer, the EPMU does not agree with him or the Labour Party, and sent this newsletter to members earlier this year, explaining that wage growth was outstripping inflation.


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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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