The Labour Party’s largest union affiliate, E tū has endorsed the commitment of Labour and the Green Party to work together to form a viable alternative coalition government.
E tū Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall said working families were suffering under current government policies, and it was time for a change of direction to address unliveable wage rates, unaffordable housing and increasing barriers to health care.
“Political parties on the centre-left need to focus on a positive message of what they will do in government to change the current situation.
“It is simply a waste of time for these parties to be scoring points off each other, rather than working to develop a progressive platform that can win support from the majority of New Zealanders.”
He says E tū believes that the move by Labour and the Greens to work together is a “game-changer” and it hopes that it will be accompanied by other parliamentary parties developing their own co-operation arrangements with this group.