While you were sleeping, Unions turn nasty

While most were enjoying their weekend a small battle raged on Twitter between the Part6A campaigners and the dodgy scumbag union rep Neale Jones (who is also thought to be one of the paid lap-bloggers at The Standard)

Neale Jones was attacking the campaigners pushing Simon Bridges for a repeal of Part6A of his Employment Relations Amendment Bill. Clearly the unions don’t want a change.

It was an amusing exchange. Here’s some of the exchange that can be found on Twitter…





Really Neale “Union accounts are public and transparent”?  Regular readers of this blog know that union accounts are far from ok, including the EPMU which still has not satisfactorily answered what happened to more than $6 million. Clearly those Part6A campaigners had a laugh at that line, and responded with this tweet.


Neale kept on banging on, clearly pursuing the typical union tactic of attacking employers (the ones that actually pay employees that are then tucked by union scum for membership fees).



Next into the fray was Labour MP Darien Fenton. If you don’t know who she is, well that’s understandable, but she did call for the sacking of Shearer way back in March 2012. But, back to the story.

The Part 6A campaigners then fired off a tweet to Darien Fenton, no doubt because she is on the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee that will be hearing submissions on Simon Bridge’s Bill.



Part6A responded, fair enough too, by saying:



Like rust, unions never stop their attacks on employers and believe that anyone or any group that doesn’t see their way of thinking must be part of a secret National Party organisation. Who’s that you ask? …


So, the EPMUs’ Communications Director Neale Jones has successfully spent the weekend attacking the $30 billion a year franchise sector and NZ’s Hospitality sector to boot, plus the Young Nats.

It’s no wonder unions are a dying breed as members wise up to the dodgy practices of their so-called union reps.


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  • LionKing

    About time someone gives a serve to the unions. They’re had it too good for too long, ripping off low waged employees saying they’ll look after them, blah blah, blah.

  • Hillary Green

    That’s hilarious! A union saying that their accounts are open and transparent. Great laugh for a Sunday afternoon. Good spotting WO.

  • DLM

    I think Neale is onto something here. It’s all a cunning plot by those clever Young Nats

  • Naylor

    Had a look at the Part6A website which essentially outlines problems experienced by employers with the legislation, and encourages people to fill in a form and submit to the Bill. WTF is wrong with that Neale? All you’re doing is bashing them and abusing them because they have a different view than yours. What a dickhead.

    • Neale is doing the bidding of his paymasters blindly accepting that $6 million of members money just disappeared in a puff of smoke….nothing to see here, move along.

      • Rex Widerstrom

        Exactly. Jones is doing his job. He’d be failing his employer if he didn’t.

        More important, surely, is the fact that Fenton is clearly failing her employers in having made up her mind before hearing submissions, and in scorning organisations who have every right to lobby.

        She should be forced to immediately recuse herself from the Select Committee.

        • Barney

          Looking at Darren Fentons bung eye comments tonight surely he/she needs to be excluded from select committee

        • AngryTory

          All Labour & Green & Mana MPs should be thrown out of Parliament immediately.

  • Barney

    Neale looks and acts like a spoilt spotty faced kid with heaps of real world experience in pretty much nothing! Get back to school son

  • Jimmie

    Neale – the unionist with a girls name.

  • cows4me

    I would be careful, young Neale sounds like the sort of bloke that will make you an offer you can’t refuse.
    Just another bullshit artist that has had the misfortune to chose a dying trade.

  • AngryTory

    Unions are always nasty. That’s why they should be illegal. The only thing wrong with Jamie-Lee Ross’s bill is that it says

    “Unions are against the law if they force employers to collect union fees”

    rather than

    “Unions are against the law”