Tuesday, 19 September 2023 14:44

Cut the politics

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: With the election looming, both Labour and National have proposed huge cuts from public sector spending.

Milking It is all in favour of these cuts, given the blow out in spending for what looks like a poorer result all round. But, it has been noted – by communications and government relations consultant Gwynn Compton – that the ‘neutral’ Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and the Public Service Association (PSA), whose priority should be workers’ rights, have been very selective in their criticism of said cuts, depending on which party had proposed them.

For example, the PSA “thundered with outrage” at National’s cuts, but in response to Labour’s, said public servants “must help identify savings”. Does this partisan approach by the unions really serve their members?

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