I have no time today for the complaints of non-unionized teachers or unionized baby thieves.
Those teachers who refuse to join the union are bitching that despite them not supporting the Union in winning a huge pay rise and better working conditions for members, they want the same conditions the members will get at the same time.
Non-union teachers are angry that they will have to wait three months to get the pay rises that the Government has offered to union members.
Ministry of Education deputy secretary Ellen MacGregor-Reid has confirmed that the proposed pay hikes would take effect from July 1 for union members, but not until three months later for teachers who don’t belong to the unions.
Union members, but not non-union members, would also get $1500 one-off payments on July 1.
…I don’t care about scabs. If you refuse to join the union but then benefit from the better conditions they negotiate, you are a scab. Union members should be rewarded for a better negotiated deal, these scabs are just lucky they will also benefit from the better pay and conditions. Screw them and their whining, the audacity of these scabs!
Then there is the PR campaign to convince everyone that the poor unionised baby thieves are feeling unsafe because of all the media attention on their deeply flawed and racist baby uplift policy…
Social workers tasked with removing babies from unsafe situations, or others that have carried out uplifts in the past will be “shaking in their boots” says the head of the national social workers association.
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers chief executive Lucy Sandford-Reed said the fallout of Oranga Tamariki’s attempted uplift of a baby from Hawke’s Bay Hospital last month had created a “sinister” example.
“I think every Oranga Tamariki social worker who’s ever done an uplift should be shaking in their shoes, because somebody somewhere who’s had an uplift in the past will see this and will see an opportunity to complain,” she said.
…Unbelievable- ‘people hating us for stealing babies makes us feel unsafe’ – ummmmm. Good!
This argument being pushed by some Unionist Left Comrades that we shouldn’t attack the poor unionised workers at Oranga Tamariki because they’re following orders &’ job security’ means jack shit to those in the gig economy.
Your job security to enact spiteful social policy means nothing to us.
The 2016 policy is deeply flawed. Using big data as a predictor it is punishing parents for future crimes, it stops parents using legal aid to fight uplifts, it uses secret evidence from a streamlined phone system that judges its success by the increased number of uplifts.
We know children in state care are more likely to be abused than if left with their parents.
We know that the independent oversight isn’t there and the Minister only signed off on some ideas that haven’t been implemented a year ago.
We know that the Ministry of Vulnerable Children was a simplistic neoliberal solution to the complexity of poverty and child abuse. Focusing on rescuing children from environments that big data predict are abusive rather than the wrap around services a whanau requires to keep their child is a cost cutting measure.
And unionised workers complying with this terribly flawed policy want a fucking round of applause and a big card that reads ‘not all heroes wear capes’ do they?
How dare these people hold up the bodies of dead brown children to justify this spitefulness.
We all know that there are parents who should not have children because they are a danger, but that’s not what is happening here, we are seeing flawed streamlined conveyor belt styled policy that is utterly unaccountable to anyone.
That some staff are reflecting on the brutality of their actions and fearing accountability is the best thing I’ve heard all week.