Doffing your cap, kissing the ring and tugging your forelock

My, my hasn’t David Cunliffe started off just fine. He has sacked all his staff after professing to all that he wishes to extend Part 6a to all workers.

Now he is demanding they swear allegiance to the king or kiss the ring of the don or some such thing.

Labour Leader David Cunliffe, who championed the workers’ case against the Government’s industrial reforms, could be breaking the law himself.

Mr Cunliffe has been asking his staff who they supported during the leadership race and if it wasn’t him, then they’ve been sacked. 

More than 20 staff run the risk of losing their jobs now that Mr Cunliffe’s taken over.

Most of them are contracted to the Labour leader of the day which means all staff have to reapply for their jobs.

But it’s the question of establishing their loyalty that breaches employment law where workers are entitled to privacy when it comes to such issues.

You cannot demand respect, you have to earn it.

Once again David Cunliffe channels Kevin Rudd…he really is earning his nickname Ruddliffe.


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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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