Unions backing sex-pests continued access to children

Paula Bennett’s new sex-pest reforms mean we are going to need a whole lot more registered teachers to replace the ones that are child abusers, sex-pests and apologists for the same. The whole Teachers Council may need to be replaced, they keep on covering up the actions of pedophiles.

Teachers, doctors and any other government employees who fail Social Development Minister Paula Bennett’s tough new child-abuse screening test will be instantly sacked.

The new child-protection laws will trump existing employment legislation, removing the need for bosses to go through a fair process of verbal and written warnings to dump anyone suspected of sexually preying on children.

Screening of all government employees working with children is one of the main planks of Bennett’s incoming child protection regime, unveiled last week.

All staff working with children in schools, hospitals, government agencies and organisations that get government funding must submit to security screening every three years. It is estimated to affect 376,000 people.

Anyone who fails the test would be dumped. The details of the screening tests are yet to be revealed, but police will be in charge of the vetting procedures.

“The advice I have had so far is that they could be instantly dismissed,” Bennett told the Sunday Star-Times yesterday. 

All good stuff…except for the unions. Only they would come out sticking up for the rights of sex-pests to have continued access to children.

But unions sounded warnings about the new regime.

Angela Roberts, the president of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association, said she had no problem with efforts to weed out potential predators and protecting children was “paramount”, but she was concerned the regime would trap innocent adults.

“How do you get screened? The devil will be in the detail. It’s always easy for someone in her position to take the moral high ground by saying it’s about protecting children – nobody is arguing against that.

“But there are ways of protecting children without stomping all over human rights and workers’ rights.”

Brenda Pilott, national secretary of the Public Service Association, described the plan as “undercooked” and said it raised more questions than answers.

I suppose Angela Roberts will tell us that teacher registration is the best way to protect children…after registered teacher James Parker has just been sentenced to preventative detention for being a sex predator.

The PPTA rep in Northland was front and centre in protecting James Parker.

Using the logic of Angela Roberts we should be disbanding the courts and the police because something an innocent person gets prosecuted? I mean seriously that is what they are saying.

We have seen time and again that the PPTA isn’t at all concerned about children, they are concerned about themselves and protecting their patch.


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