Hilariously the middle class Unions think they’ve ‘won’…
The unions have claimed a victory in their opening skirmish with the Government over public sector pay and the freeze of many workers’ pay.
…Oh for Gods sake this was always going to happen!
Folks, to understand what the hell just transpired here you have to appreciate the goal Labour strategists were aiming for – to announce the most radical upgrade of Union power NZ has seen in 40 years without giving National, ACT and the Right Wing Troll Farm at ZB the chance to spook the middle and scream that Labour were taking NZ back to socialism…
…Labour strategists managed this feat by claiming a civil service ‘pay freeze’ 3 days before they announced the Universal Unionism of the Fair Pay Agreements. The Greens, CTU, PSA and their twitter bubble Journalists all screamed and screamed and screamed and thank Christ completely eclipsed the Fair Pay criticisms of Hosking, right wing business think tanks , Tax Payers Union, National and ACT.
Of course Labour were always going to back down on the ‘pay freeze’ once this stoush had done what it was supposed to achieve, which was steal any news oxygen over their incredibly radical Universal Unionism by Fair Pay Agreement plan.
Personally I thought the CTU would see right through the ‘review’ of wages at the end of 2022, but hilariously they didn’t.
OF COURSE Labour were going to review it in 2022, the fucking election is in 2023! No one in Labour gives two shits if the PSA and CTU are pissed off with them in 2021, but it matters in election year.
Let me pierce the veil of mystery here for the CTU – come the ‘review’ in 2022, the Government will miraculously find the money for a huge pay rise IF they get re-elected in 2023.
Some will say this was a cynical tactic by Labour and that they are terrible for causing such needless stress. I would say that if the Greens, CTU, PSA and their twitter bubble journalist mates are this easy to manipulate, it’s wrong not to.
Consider what we just gained here, the most radical upgrade in workers rights in 40 years and all it took was annoying the middle class Unions and Stuff journalists to rob the right of any news oxygen.
In terms of lasting damage – those same furious Union Bosses will all be flooding their social media with photos from Jacinda’s wedding come the end of the year.
The real winners here are those public servants earning under $60k and the 90% of the NZ workforce not currently in a Union, but who will be once Fair Pay Agreements are passed.
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