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The PSA Union ruthlessly picks on the little guy

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Imagine the scene in the schoolyard. The bully grabs the scrawny new kid and hits him repeatedly. When he asks why the bully is picking on him he replies, ” You are helping Kevin with his homework. You have to stop doing that because he refuses to give me his lunch money and is making me look weak” The new kid is puzzled. ” But I only help him with French,” he replies ” Why aren’t you kicking John and Alan who are the senior students that tutor him for all his other subjects and also help him train for sports? ” “What do you take me for? Have you seen the size of Alan and John?  I need to send a message to the other kids not to mess with me and you’re that message kid.”

In the news right now the scrawny new kid is online retailer My Food Bag who is being pressured by the PSA Union to end its relationship with its frozen pea supplier, Talley’s.

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I spotted something rare today, a sensible comment on a frothing Left wing blog

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Over at Wrongly Wrongson’s place, the frothing over Talley’s drug testing their workers onboard a Nelson fishing ship, after Methamphetamine was found on board has reached epic proportions. I swear there is spittle on Martyn’s computer screen. According to him their claim that they are trying to keep their workers’ workplace safe is a joke.

He attacks not only Talley’s but New Zealand company My Food Bag for the thought crime of buying 100% New Zealand produce from a 100% New Zealand owned company. What is particularly troubling about Martyn’s leftie logic  is that he is not limiting his call for a boycott of the New Zealand owned company that he is against.  Oh no, it is now open season on any company that does business with them.  He doesn’t care about the workers at Talley’s who will end up losing jobs if the companies profit drop because of a boycott.  He doesn’t care about My Food Bag, a New Zealand online business very vulnerable to this kind of on-line attack. All he cares about is virtue signalling.

He is just like the Lefties who support the BDS movement. Their actions cost Palestinian workers their lucrative jobs at Soda Stream. They say they care about the workers but all they care about in reality is how they look to their friends. The end result of their boycotts is swept under the rug.

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Unions oppose Talley’s move to protect workers

Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in New Zealand yet shockingly some unions oppose drug testing in this and other dangerous industries. Would you want to work with someone who uses P? Addicts of Methamphetamine are dangerous individuals who can become unpredictable, extremely violent and manic. Imagine having someone like that on board a fishing boat at sea. You would think that workers would support their company taking precautions to protect them from co-workers on P. After all, they would be the first to complain that their employer had not ensured the safety of their workers if there was a P related accident onboard.

Testing of employees for drugs or alcohol is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand workplaces.

The main reason employers decide to test is that, depending on the type of work being performed, impairment by alcohol or drugs gives rise to a very real health and safety hazard.
Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to protect employees and others from hazards at work – drug or alcohol testing is a reasonable step that can be taken, especially now that testing services are readily available in New Zealand.

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Unfortunately, New Zealand company Talley’s do not have workers as concerned about safety as they are. At least not onboard their Nelson based ship.

Crew members from a Nelson-based Talley’s ship say they feel violated after their hair was shaved to comply with company drug-testing.

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Labour MP forced to apologise to Talleys, that must have hurt

Iain Lees-Galloway is quick to rush out the press releases, but it seems he is less discerning about the information he imparts than he is about facilitating relations with parliament’s stenographers.

This time, he got smacked up and presumably some lawyers letters ensued.

Iain Lees-Galloway has (sort of) apologised.

Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway has been advised by AFFCO Ltd that AFFCO is not advertising for staff in the Manawatu through MSD as stated in a press statement released earlier today.

“I have been advised by AFFCO that the advertisement referred to was not placed by them. I accept their word on this and apologise for the error. I stand by my wider comments concerning Talley’s poor treatment of its workers,” says Iain Lees-Galloway.

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Where is Jessica Williams going to get her peas from now?

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Jessica Williams has just run into a massive problem. Fresh from her campaign to bully My Food Bag into ditching Talleys peas from My Food Bag she now has an ethical dilemma to deal with.

It seems McCains is now also persona non grata with union ratbags.

Their crime?

Using “scab labour”.

McCain Foods South Canterbury workers who have travelled to Australia to fill in for striking workers from the company’s Ballarat factory have been condemned by the E tū union.

E tu national industry strategy director Neville Donaldson, whose role focuses on the food industry, has confirmed three workers from South Canterbury travelled to Ballarat last week and a further seven are expected to go this week.

It is believed they were shuffled through the Ballarat factory’s back doors to avoid picketing staff.

One of the workers, a Timaru man, was a union member who resigned his membership as soon as the union expressed concerns to him about his decision to travel to Australia.  Read more »

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Hide: Union “Clicktivism” fails to fire

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There was a time, not so long ago, when the unions could grind the country to a halt and drop a government to its knees. Not now. Their latest industrial action is to tweet a boycott of My Food Bag.

That you didn’t know demonstrates their puniness. That you don’t care, their patheticness.

And why My Food Bag? Well, it’s complicated.

My Food Bag gets its peas from Talley’s. And Talley’s own Affco. And Affco is in dispute with the Meatworkers’ Union.

So the Public Service Association that represents government workers wants you to ditch My Food Bag, so pressuring them to ditch Talley’s peas, so making Affco play nice with the Meatworkers’. That’s quite a few steps.

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The Nation asks if Talleys is a good corporate citizen but uses a man who threatens violence and rape as their front man

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The Nation on TV3 did a hit job on Talleys yesterday and replayed it again this morning.

They presented a worker called Phillip Reweti Bear, He is also standing for the Wanganui Council.

We have covered this ratbag before and his behaviour. Where he threatened Paula Bennett with rape and violence.

So yesterday morning we had The Nation asking AFFCO and Talleys are good corporate citizens?

Well what about the guy they were promoting, is he a good citizen? He’s still at the threats of violence, here is a recent outburst:

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Another nasty SJW attack on My Food Bag

My Food Bag has been attacked on social media before and I wrote about it at the time. Now an ex-political journalist who works for New Zealand’s largest union and describes herself as a “Union spin doctor,” has instigated another nasty attack.

 

One of the social justice warriors Dave Phillips, who shares Jessica William’s bandwagon has “Union Thug” on his facebook profile. I think this neatly sums up the calibre and motivation of the people involved in this hit on a reputable business. The photo of him includes a badge that reads “Die Scab

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I wonder if the CTU will refund the donations now

The other day we wrote about the CTU using Give A Little to raise funds for their strike action against Talleys and AFFCO.

It seems they were all talk about the strike action, as it has been called off now.

A strike planned by Affco meat processing workers on Monday, and a rally at Parliament on Tuesday, have been called off.

The turnaround came after Meat Workers Union representatives met with Andrew Talley, director of Affco owner Talleys, plus iwi leaders Ken Mair and Tuku Morgan on Saturday.

Affco sites will meet in the coming days to consider developments. No further comment would be made by the union.

Workers at Affco’s eight North Island meat processing plants were to go on strike for two days this week in protest over what the union claims is their “third world conditions”.    Read more »

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Talley’s not bending to union bullying – workers go on strike

Unions are destructive and so last century.  Wherever they get involved they leave destruction in their wake.

Just look at the great job they have done with the Labour Party over the last 6 years.

But things aren’t looking up for Helen Kelly and her rent a mob, they’ve been put on notice.

The Meat Workers Union says its 1000 members at Affco plants in the North Island will go on strike for two days next week.

The union says members voted overwhelmingly for the strike action at the eight meat works after the company, owned by the Motueka-based Talley family, walked away from mediation last week.

Union national secretary Graham Cook said Affco was the first company to take advantage of an employment law change which allowed employers to walk away from mediation.

“Talley’s is an outlier in the meat industry in the way it deals with employment relations and health and safety,” he said.   Read more »