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Thursday, February 21, 2008

CTU to Play Race Card at Election Time

Unions stirring up racial tensions yet again.

From Waatea News

The Council of Trade Unions is picking Maori and workers' rights as issues for this year's election.

The organisation has been in Rotorua looking at its political strategy and the future of the labour movement.

Sharon Clair, the CTU's Maori vice president, says the cornerstones of the strategy are protecting and enhancing workers' rights, stronger public services, and higher wages.

The role of Maori in the workplace is also important.

“We are the ones who are at the bottom of the rung, particularly Maori women, when it comes to income, and skill and qualification, and this is all of course a continuation of colonialism and the impact of that upon us in our development,” Ms Clair says.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like trev's using the race card too, guess which side he is on...

7:14 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

I'm on two sides anon-mine and New Zealands's.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could the low income be related to the low skills and qualifications rather than the race or sex?

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly anon (the 2nd one).

EXOCET

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or land theft and foreign investment and control of resources in new zealand?

4:25 PM  

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