Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh! And I thought the EPMU was a independent third party

In discussing the Shawn Tan case, Matt McCarten almost drops the EPMU in it.

The EPMU is a highly political union with deep roots and formal affiliation to the Labour Party. It was a founding member and regularly puts its union affiliation to a vote of its members. Rex Jones was the Labour Party president in the late 1980s while heading the union.
Union head Andrew Little is a popular fancy to replace Mike Williams as Labour Party president after the election.


Perhaps someone should tell the Electoral Commission.

3 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Very very well spotted Fairfacts. Why don't you e-mail a copy of your post to Dr Catt. And every daily newspaper in the country.

Spam said...

...and this little gem too:

I don't believe Tan wasn't asked for his political affiliation when he applied for the EPMU job.

A question that is illegal under employment law.

Psycho Milt said...

Perhaps someone should tell the National Party the difference between a trade union and a political party. The Electoral Commission and the courts have both had a go, but it seems National really are cognitively challenged.